Okay, I’ll admit, The Hook used to love award shows; they were a great way to see all your favorite performers in one place.
But times have changed.
While watching a rerun of Two and a Half Men (still better than most first-run shows) Monday night, I was disgusted to see an ad for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.
Seriously, that was the actual title – two exclamation marks and all.
So, let me get this straight. Now we have an awards show to celebrate the nominations for an awards show?
And make no mistake people, this is an awards show. You can call it a concert, but celebrities will show up to be photographed by the media and their brain-damaged cousins, the paparazzi, and CBS will be broadcasting it.
They even got that little twerp Justin Bieber to perform alongside LL Cool J (remember when he was black?) and Katy Perry (she’s too hot to say anything bad about, sorry). Living legend Stevie Wonder will also be there to lend credibility to this unmitigated disaster.
Unless I’m mistaken, they will have celebrities make corny jokes and announce nominees for various categories (109!) at the actual Grammy Awards on Feb 13.
And of course, there will also be recording artists (they used to be called musicians, when they actually played an instrument that is) lip-synching their latest hits. You know, the ones radio stations play over and over and over!
Time for a point, folks. As the ratings clearly show, award shows have lost thier appeal with the general public. The Teen Choice Awards and Spike Tv’s Scream Awards are exceptions, but most people feel 3+ hours to devote to celebrities patting themselves on the back is just too much.
Never mind broadcasting thew show before the show. Fix what’s wrong with the Grammys, Oscars, Emmys, etc. first.
And hey, somebody do something about this Bieber kid, will ya?
- Selena Gomez, Stevie Wonder To Appear At Grammy Nominations Concert (mtv.com)
- “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night ” to Feature Performances by Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Miranda Lambert, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry (eon.businesswire.com)
- iPad Product-Placement Cheapens Noble Grammy Awards [Grammys] (gawker.com)