Saturday, February 20, 2010

"We Are The World" 2010

Overall, fine production and much fun. Move to the 1:05 mark to get past Jamie Foxx blabbing, where the song begins... But... opening lines sung by teen squirt Justin Bieber (1:30)? Celine's (only) solo appearance (3:52) singing alongside god-awful Fergie (4:01): I want to cry. Wyclef Jean (3:16/7:03): Appalling. The requisite added rap (5:51-6:30): Do we really need this for a damn minute? Poor Enrique Iglesias (2:58), Akon (5:15, with the fucking vocoder), Nicole Scherzinger (4:10) and my god, Lil Wayne and T-Pain: Talk about displaying one's limitations. Tony Bennett (2:03): Ouch!

Fabulous: Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand, Pink, Jennifer Hudson (albeit a mic hog), Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton. Original Michael Jackson footage: genius.