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He lost out to Taylor Swift for Artist of the Year. Even those who didn't really listen to Michael's music know he is artist of the millennium, let alone artist of the year. Where was Kanye when you need him?
Overall, the show was pretty dull and the producers seemed to be stalling on the good stuff and incorporating as much filler as possible. Half the show was devoted to country music and the other half seemed to be teen pop. At one point I threatened to scream if I saw one more Disney "star" come up to present an award. Shouldn't they have been doing homework or something?
Anyway, here is some of what I wrote.
I would give it an 8. I didn't like Janet's pants and she seemed to be just going through the motions in places. I also don't think she put any live vocals into it. Her makeup was flawless. She looked good and it was nice to see her honored as the opener, but I have seen her do much better. She had more fire in her eyes at the VMA's.
Some things never change. I thought it was totally inappropriate for him to bring his various children up onto the stage, plus the youngsters looked totally uninterested. He omitted Randy and I don't think he mentioned MICHAEL's kids either! What an ass!
Black Eyed Peas! Love them! I was hoping for pump it up and I've Got A Feeling. Why is Fergie in lingerie? She doesn't have to shake her pum pum to get attention. I like her darker hair. will.i.am is so far out there. Great club music. Love Apl's mohawk. Oooh, Taboo's wearing a sparkly glove like Michael! Did you see it? His already high sexy factor just increased exponentially! I have to admit I squealed with delight when they incorporated Nirvana. Yes, folks, I am a Nirvana fan. We like all kinds of (good) music over here on Planet Jackson.
Whitney's vocals are back! Last night's performance was miles better than her Central Park performance last month. Whitney has also thickened up! I really thought it would never happen, but she had a bit of a tummy and hips in that fitted white dress. I wonder why she wore it? Her makeup was flawless, but the wig needed a brushing. I could have done without that bit of hollering towards the end. When Samuel L. Jackson came out to introduce her, I half expected him to just say "she's a bad mother fcuker". He looked quite distinguished with his salt and pepper hair and pewter dress shirt.
Timbaland is back! I really missed his beats in hip hop. It's like he has some sort of embargo against working with the genre that made him. Ooooh, his autotune doesn't seem to be working, he doesn't sound good. That lady in the black dress looks scary. I like Nelly Furtado's hair. Okay, they incorporated some of Thriller at the end! Did you catch it?
Rihanna's set was weird and spectacular. I thought it had shades of S & M and I ain't mad at that. It made me sit up and pay attention. I did NOT like the costume.at.all. Her vocals were...she should have left out the guns as well. Do I sense a subconscious death wish here? Russian Roulette, her gun tatts, and this set? That tat on her neck and throat=epic FAIL!!!!! So tacky! This girl is having a slow public breakdown. She, Lauryn Hill, and Cassie just need to go away to some island to recuperate. Oh, scratch that. Islands are what got Lauryn in trouble in the first place.
I didn't like the costumes at all and I didn't care for her legs cocked open at the piano either. Is she wearing some sort of modified jockstrap? That whole set looks so dangerous! Broken glass, fire, and smoke everywhere. How is anyone else going to perform? I hope she doesn't get glass in her eye. I'm totally confused. I love her voice. She is singing live and she is fantastic. I really don't understand why she does all the gimmicks. She doesn't have to be Marilyn Manson. She's Lady Ga Ga and that should be enough. I felt like I was watching one of those crazy late-night specials on HBO (some of y'all know what I mean), so FAIL.
Let's see if she lives up to the hype. (She didn't.) She's been on the mommy track for a minute now. She never was much of a live singer. She is going to get pilloried for her mommy thighs. Twins in your late thirties will do that, LOL. Well, I liked the second pair of shoes and I loved the walking up the dancers' backs, but my favorite part was when gravity took over and brought that mighty ass down!
I was also a bit taken aback when Jermaine thanked Allah. That would have been fine if that were his award but it was Michael's. Michael learned about Islam but he wasn't Muslim. I bet Katherine had a fit when she heard that, too. She's a devout Jehovah's Witness. I wonder how they managed to keep Joe from attending and accepting? You know he probably wanted to. He was probably outside with the bouncers tombout 'don't you know who I am?' Jermaine was exceptionally self-centered tonight. You would have thought it was his award. At least he mentioned Michael's message: "Start with love and let's love each other."
50 Cent and Eminem kind of phoned in their performance. It wasn't anything spectacular. Eminem has squandered his potential on senseless beefs, anger, and drugs. 50 was always just hype. By the way, when you have to bleep out a good solid 4 seconds of your performance at a time then your song is too profane. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys could have just cued up a video of their VMA performance for that New York song. I felt like I was watching the exact same thing. Alicia did a decent job on her solo. I liked the spinning piano in the air.
TAYLOR EMINEFFING SWIFT???
At least she is acknowledging the Jacksons. She does NOT deserve this award. There is no way. What happened to the other awards? I know I'm not crazy. They have only presented three of the five in which Michael was nominated. WTF???
Why are they having Adam Lambert hump that woman's face (I later realized that was a man)and feel up the crotch of that woman on the pole? He knows he did not like it one.bit. What's with the man-kiss? He knows good and well he wanted to wear some spangled Liberace suit. All the screaming! Freddie Mercury he is not. He sounds like I did when they announced TS as the winner over MJ. I'm still screaming.
Ryan Seacrest, this show sucked. I'm never watching again. I feel so let down. This is B.S. Taylor did NOT deserve to win that award and she knows it. I never thought I would say this, but where is Kanye? I'm pissed because
1. there was no tribute
2. Michael didn't win artist of the year. I refuse to believe his fans did not vote for him in droves. this is a conspiracy! Even if, by some glaring omission Michael were not nominated, Taylor Swift still should not have won. She just doesn't have the chops. What she apparently does have is an army of 2-year-old fans who texted and voted on-line ad nauseum.
3. the show was extremely boring
4. 2 of Michael's awards were presented off-air and they didn't even bother to tell us that during the show. People were left wondering what happened.
5. Adam Lambert's closing number was disgusting and vulgar. I have seen him in person and he has no personality or stage presence; I guess he went for the shock value so we wouldn't notice his stumbling (he tripped during his set) and screeching and general lack of real showmanship. I am officially through with him and the whole American Idol fakery machine.
Seacrest owes America an apology.