Katie loves when Matt speaks Spanish. Hell, it *is* amusing. You get a pass on that one Katie.
Natasha Beddingfield is trying to hit it big in the US.
When these floats are submitted do the NBC parade organizers have a clause in the entry form that "You must have a bland popstar on the float unless you can produce someone with a bigger draw or an NBC television personality?"
hmm...is it possible that Steve Martin is the only one who can pull off "King Tut"? I hate to say that only one person can do a song...but Jai Rodriguez doesn't quite have the salesmanship for such a cheesy song.
Ya know, earlier today Arista asked me if I thought there might be a "Rent" film performance or float or something. At the time I was not sure. I should have realized that the answer is "no". Rent is not currently being aired on NBC.
(I think some of MommaNora's cynical-ism is rubbing off on me....)
The Anheiser Busch Clydesdales...again we get a brief shot and then back to Katie, Matt and Al.
Michael Feinstein...you know, you'd think he could have pulled a Gershwin song for this rather than--I don't have words to describe it. I remember MF on Larry King once talking about TinPan Alley songwriters would never come right out and say what a song was about in the lyrics. I wish that modern songwriters would learn that lesson. "A Gift of Thanks" is too corny for George and Ira.