I’m glad I brought ear plugs to the Katy Perry concert at the Commodore, as the singing was not so stellar. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer about her whole performance, but when performers rise to a certain level of fame you just expect more than glorified karaoke.
That’s not to say Miss Perry didn’t rock it, because in my own opinion she rocked the Commodore like nobody’s business. She was dressed to perfection as a modern day Betty Boop with a short bob, sequined top, teeny tiny skirt, a black fishnets that accentuated her.. ahem… personality.
I don’t fault Katy for shakin’ what her mama gave her, that’s what this pop star business is all about. But once you strip away the glossy lips and the wardrobe, the million dollar marketting, and the pitch correction software, what’s left? A girl who’s just really passionate about making music? Or someone desperately seeking fame and fortune? With Katy I think it’s the former. She’s been in the biz since 2001, when her released her first Christian-pop album hit the shelves. She’s paid her dues for a long time, demonstrating that at the very least, she has tenacity.
I feel minority bad for raining on Katy Perry love in tonight. People in the crowd were cucckoo for Cocoa Puffs over her and I actually do enjoy her singles quite a bit. She is a vibrant, compelling performer, I just think she needs some time to mature and gain experience. And if during her maturing years, she took some singing lessons, it wouldn’t be a horrible thing. I’m just saying.
Maybe I’ve reached a new level of cynical. I personally blame the giant flaming crappiness that was Madonna’s Sweet n’ Sticky performance that I witnessed a few months ago. I shudder to think what I’ll be like after Britney Spears slinks through town at the end of April.
What do you think about Katy Perry, Pop Stars, or Pop-Tarts (if you have no opinion on the other 2)? Do they actually have talent or are they all just an army of fembots controlled by Simon Cowell?