so, I tuned in to the 3rd game of the world series tonight just in time to catch Amy Grant sing God Bless America. With a shaky voice, she started out like a middle schooler carefully singing her first solo. I kept waiting for it to be special. And then, it was over. No glory note, no melisma, not even the extra part at the beginning that most of us don't know. Just your average, vanilla, straight as a board rendition of the song. To tell the truth, that's not even the part that I had a problem with. The announcer introduced her as Grammy winning Amy Grant. But that? Was definitely not a grammy winning voice. Even I could have sung that better. What, was she "sick" like Ashlee Simpson? She didn't even look like she enjoyed it!
While I'm on the subject of complaining about celebrity singers, let's talk about Bono for a moment. You've all seen the ipod commercial that he's in right? (Side note, Ipod Photo was just released, and I haven't quite made up my mind about it. Its ridiculously expensive for a toy, but then again it looks like fun.) Well in case you haven't, the song that he's singing starts counting in Spanish. He sings, "Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce." Uhh... Que?? Catorce? That's some kind of inside joke, right? They don't really think that's four, do they?