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BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH

 

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Entertainment at the Super Bowl is supposed to be as great as the game -- but when the reviews came in, performances from Christina Aguilera and the Black Eyed Peas left fans scratching their heads.

Yup you heard it right... or, well, wrong. Pop star Christina Aguilera fumbled the lines to the National Anthem on television’s biggest stage, much to the dismay of just about everyone.

The pop star’s mistake did not go unnoticed by a collective audience of some 106 million viewers including a packed Cowboy’s Stadium of 103 thousand fans. A number of those fans told entertainment blog Pop Eater....

"This was the biggest performance of her career and she blew it... To mess up the lyrics was a disaster... A hush fell over the stadium and everyone was looking at each other."

Shortly after the performance, Aguilera’s gaff became a trending topic on Twitter and a hot talking point online. It certainly caught the attention of the ladies at the View, who had mixed reactions.

“That’s why I would like to say, something positive about Christina. Number one, she sang the song, she hit the notes, and she looked sensational. I mean what more do you want?”  
“But a lot of people take that seriously. We just found out before we came out that People Magazine did a poll and 77 percent of the people who took the poll were not happy about the way she sang. People take that very seriously, the national anthem... but nerves you know.”


Luckily for Xtina she wasn’t the only one getting poor reviews. The Black Eyed Peas’ halftime appearance didn’t seem to impress either, with critics saying the performance was plagued with its fair share of problems, from bad audio to stage lighting issues.

And as AJ Hammer explains to CNN, the response was mixed at best.

“Now if you’re a fan of the Peas maybe you loved the show, but they’re a lot of people out there today complaining about the vocal quality of the show, saying that the Peas they just didn’t deliver a good performance. In fact one reviewer called it a quote ‘surprisingly stale medley.’”

A writer for Entertainment Weekly seems to think it was more than just bad vocals that made the Peas’ halftime performance less than stellar.

“In theory, the Black Eyed Peas are the perfect band to play at the Super Bowl halftime show. They’re glitzy, entertaining... [Yet] the Peas, merely standing next to each other in a line, looked awkward, as if they didn’t have a concrete plan.”

But a writer for the New York Times defends the Black Eyed Peas’ performance, and looks at the bigger picture -- arguing viewers have come to expect too much from entertainment at the Super Bowl.  

“It has become a national pinata — these guys are dinosaurs, those guys are selling out — and the Black Eyed Peas were merely taking their turn being whacked. Not to suggest that the Peas were brilliant...  But the overall spectacle — with the dancers, the light shows, the guest performances of Slash and Usher, and yes, the Peas, themselves — didn’t seem to deserve condemnation.”

So what do you think about this year’s entertainment at the Super Bowl? Did it make you wish you were watching the Puppy Bowl instead?

 

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This Year's Super Bowl Entertainment Not So Super

(Image Source: Dallas Daily News)

 

BY MAURICE SCARBOROUGH

 

You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from Newsy

 

Entertainment at the Super Bowl is supposed to be as great as the game -- but when the reviews came in, performances from Christina Aguilera and the Black Eyed Peas left fans scratching their heads.

Yup you heard it right... or, well, wrong. Pop star Christina Aguilera fumbled the lines to the National Anthem on television’s biggest stage, much to the dismay of just about everyone.

The pop star’s mistake did not go unnoticed by a collective audience of some 106 million viewers including a packed Cowboy’s Stadium of 103 thousand fans. A number of those fans told entertainment blog Pop Eater....

"This was the biggest performance of her career and she blew it... To mess up the lyrics was a disaster... A hush fell over the stadium and everyone was looking at each other."

Shortly after the performance, Aguilera’s gaff became a trending topic on Twitter and a hot talking point online. It certainly caught the attention of the ladies at the View, who had mixed reactions.

“That’s why I would like to say, something positive about Christina. Number one, she sang the song, she hit the notes, and she looked sensational. I mean what more do you want?”  
“But a lot of people take that seriously. We just found out before we came out that People Magazine did a poll and 77 percent of the people who took the poll were not happy about the way she sang. People take that very seriously, the national anthem... but nerves you know.”


Luckily for Xtina she wasn’t the only one getting poor reviews. The Black Eyed Peas’ halftime appearance didn’t seem to impress either, with critics saying the performance was plagued with its fair share of problems, from bad audio to stage lighting issues.

And as AJ Hammer explains to CNN, the response was mixed at best.

“Now if you’re a fan of the Peas maybe you loved the show, but they’re a lot of people out there today complaining about the vocal quality of the show, saying that the Peas they just didn’t deliver a good performance. In fact one reviewer called it a quote ‘surprisingly stale medley.’”

A writer for Entertainment Weekly seems to think it was more than just bad vocals that made the Peas’ halftime performance less than stellar.

“In theory, the Black Eyed Peas are the perfect band to play at the Super Bowl halftime show. They’re glitzy, entertaining... [Yet] the Peas, merely standing next to each other in a line, looked awkward, as if they didn’t have a concrete plan.”

But a writer for the New York Times defends the Black Eyed Peas’ performance, and looks at the bigger picture -- arguing viewers have come to expect too much from entertainment at the Super Bowl.  

“It has become a national pinata — these guys are dinosaurs, those guys are selling out — and the Black Eyed Peas were merely taking their turn being whacked. Not to suggest that the Peas were brilliant...  But the overall spectacle — with the dancers, the light shows, the guest performances of Slash and Usher, and yes, the Peas, themselves — didn’t seem to deserve condemnation.”

So what do you think about this year’s entertainment at the Super Bowl? Did it make you wish you were watching the Puppy Bowl instead?

 

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