Monday, February 7, 2011

Super Bowl 2011 Performance Recap

To start off the Super Bowl, Christina Aguilera had the honor of singing the national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner". Though Christina claims she has been singing the anthem since the age of 7, pressure must have put her in an embarrassing spot when she forget the lyrics and ended up repeating the same verse she just sung. The national anthem is a sacred song of America, and though 2 out of 3 Americans don't necessarily know all the lyrics, performers such as professional musicians ala Christina Aguilera should not forget these lyrics. I know she's not the other singer who has experienced this, but this is pretty bad. Of course she has great singing ability, but this is one for the record. Don't claim you've performed this so many things, yet flub up in front of millions of viewers. She seemed to have done it perfectly at the NBA Finals last year, but from this mishap she apologizes under media scrutiny and wishes the true spirit of the anthem was still portrayed. Check it out for yourself:

Now the much anticipated half-time show starred THE BLACK EYED PEAS. I have seen them live in person and they are AMAZING! Their show featured a great display of lights where members of the band were wearing lights as part of their attire, and had dancers also dressed in gear full of lights that kept changing colors. The stage also kept changing shape and was decorated with colors outlining the word "LOVE".
Though I loved the performance, many critics and Facebook friends are bashing their performance. Yes, I do agree, the technical aspect of it was horrible. A few times during the performance, Fergie's mic didn't seem to be on. Then the stage spelled out "LOE" instead of "LOVE", but that's not the fault of the Black Eyed Peas.

Appearances were made by Slash from Guns 'N' Roses and Usher. Fergie, collaborating with Slash for their song 'Beautiful Dangerous' sang Guns 'N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" and executed it beautifully. Then Usher made his appearance for his collaboration with Will.I.Am in "OMG" where he wasn't even singing, just dancing. The only words that happened to be mentioned were "O O O O O O OMG" which was a waste of time. I would've preferred to have Fergie perform her hits, it would have definitely been wayyy more entertaining.
Overall, their performance sent chills to my spine. They performed their biggest hits dating back to when they first appeared on superstar radar with "Where Is The Love?". I wish they performed more of "Imma Be" and "Dirty Bit", but nonetheless they played all the hits everyone knows and loves and showed haters out there that they can handle anything as big as and even bigger than the SUPER BOWL! Check out their performance!

Yesterday was a great Super Bowl, who else can ask for a Half-Time show with the Black Eyed Peas AND a win by the GREEN BAY PACKERS?!

You Just Do You, Imma Do Me

Camille Mendez

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