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I don’t like her.

I watched the SNL that was recorded on my DVR from this Saturday and caught the last half of her first performance. Wow. That girl has pipes.

Know what I didn’t like?
She didn’t BOW.

It’s a little thing, huh? I don’t care.

When I was actively involved in music & performance, they drilled it upon me/us to always bow. I have actually had music coaches make us get up and practice concert bowing. It’s important to show the audience that while they appreciate your performance, you appreciate their coming to listen to you. There would be no performance if not for the audience.

Miss Underwood finished her song, stood smugly, and absorbed her audience’s adoration. She did not genuflect once to express her appreciation and humility that people care to listen to her, and have made her wealthy and successful. Man, I would sure be grateful to any audience that would do that for me. Every time.

I know she can sing. If you’re into country music, I guess she’s amazing. But something detracts from the talent if there is no gratefulness for it.

/ends her two cents.

Update: I am surprised and amused at how many hits and comments I’ve received on this post, on my little anonymous blog. People really seem to want to defend their little Carrie Underwood. That’s cute. The funny thing is, I never insulted her talent. She’s a great singer. And based off one performance I have seen of hers, she appears smug and unappreciative of her audience. And I think that’s tacky. And that’s my opinion; I am entitled to it. And I like to start these sentences with grammar particles.

Oh, and I’m not going to post your facetious little comments, either. :o)

Have a nice day! Thanks for stopping by!

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