Monday, November 23, 2009

American Music Awards

Bravo to Adam Lambert for pushing the envelope with his sexually-charged performance of "For Your Entertainment" last night on the American Music Awards.

Although he was relegated to the final slot at around 10:50 p.m. PST, there was still plenty of impact as ABC reportedly received more than 1,500 complaints from viewers. Lambert said he was trying to shatter the double standard regarding male TV performances. I agree - there definitely is one. It's ok for females to be racy and often hint at lesbian dance moves during routines, but a man does the same with gay moves and there's an outcry. Get with the times, people!

Of course the controversy bodes well for his new album released today. It is assured to debut in the top 5 ( has had it atop pre-orders for more than a month) on the Billboard 200 chart next week.

Most of the rest of the show was a snooze (except for Keith Urban and Green Day's lively turns). As for the awards themselves - I don't put much merit behind them, being based on album sales, charts and public voting.

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