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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kelly Clarkson vs. Taylor Swift's People

Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta recently defended Taylor Swift's Grammy performance since we have all been blasting how much she truly sucks live.
Borchetta blams it all on a technical difficulty, and then stuck his foot in his mouth...
"This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It's not about that technically perfect performance."
Well my girl Kelly Clarkson, the first-ever winner of American Idol, responded to his rant with her signature snarky attitude.  This was on her blog:
Dear Scott Borchetta,
I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well.
Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” ……I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.
One of those contestants from American Idol who only made it because of her high notes ;)


Anonymous said...

You have to hand it to Kelly for always sticking to her guns. Whether she's fighting her record label or just telling like it is. Good for her. And her voice is 1000 times better than Taylor Swifts' voice.

Anonymous said...

I love Kelly. The record company guy needs to account for ALL of Taylor's other incredibly bad showings. There are so many to choose from.