Cee Lo Green, who penned the contagious song “F*ck You,” performed John Lennon’s song “Imagine” on NBC’s New Year’s Eve show.
As an artist, it’s pretty rude to sing someone else’s song and change the lyrics. Plus, it’s just plain stupid to sing a globally beloved song, and change the lyrics. PEOPLE. WILL. NOTICE. And people will probably be pissed. On top of that, John Lennon is one of the best songwriters to ever live, and that song is one of the best written songs ever. You don’t need to change the words.
He changed the lyric “Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too“ to “Nothing to kill or die for, And all religion’s true.”
Fans were upset on Twitter, saying he essentially changed the entire message of the song. He tweeted, “Yo I meant no disrespect by changing the lyric guys! I was trying to say a world were u could believe what u wanted that’s all.” And later deleted the tweets, and any tweets referencing the gaffe.
I get what Ceelo’s saying, and I don’t think he’s changing the message of the song entirely. He’s agreeing that religion causes a lot of the unrest in the world, and he’s “imagining” a world where all religions could respect other religion’s beliefs. So all religions could live in peace. Everyone getting along……peace………same message, right? Just one has religion and one doesn’t? Eh…… who knows. Maybe I’m stretching it here.
Next year NBC should to avoid controversy and have their performer sing a song without any substance for NYE… how about “Baby” by Justin Bieber instead? Fair compromise I think.
The Disney actresses who voiced voiced Ariel, Mulan, Tiana, Jasmine and Belle get together to sing. Unfortunately they all sound like shit now.
OK, they didn’t all sound like shit. The second one (Lea Salonga) sounded really good. The third girl (Anika Noni Rose) was OK, maybe her earpiece was off because she was very pitchy. Everyone else sounded like shit, basically. My Disney dreams have been crushed, essentially. via The Daily What:
Four real-life Disney Princesses — Paige O’Hara (the voice of Belle), Lea Salonga (the singing voice of Fa Mulan and Jasmine), Anika Noni Rose (the voice of Tiana) and Jodi Benson (the voice of Ariel) take the stage to perform “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” after receiving the company’s highest accolade: The Disney Legends award.
So, I know this is really soon after my last post about Rebecca, but I just found this video and had to post it. My favorite part is at 1:14 when they do that GOD AWFUL harmony. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything worse in my entire life!