Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I don't usually wake up early enough to see all the performers who sing on the early morning talk show programs, but from what I have seen, they often have technical problems, the weather can be very uncooperative and for the most part, unless you are a really good singer, the quality sucks and you don't end up looking that great. Plus, musicians as a rule do not enjoy getting up at 4am to get read for an 8am performance.
So, why on earth would Britney Spears sign up for a December 2 appearance on GMA in Bryant Park? To me that is just setting yourself up for failure. Even if everything went flawless, she is still not going to sound great because of the conditions, and at worse the performance could make the VMA of last year look wonderful. Apparently she was dying to do one of the morning programs and GMA beat everyone out.
What she needs is for Solid Gold to make a comeback so she can do her little dance moves while lip syncing to her songs and have a bunch of retired disco dancers in the background making her look good. Instead what she is going to get is some guy slipping on a patch of ice on the stage while he is reaching for the last donut on the craft service table, pulling out a plug and watching Britney embarrass herself. Live, outdoor television, in winter (almost) in New York in the early morning is just not a recipe for success. A recipe for YouTube success, but not Britney.