The referees should have called penalties on both Christina Aguilera who mangled the Star Spangled Banner and The Black Eyed Peas who defined mediocre. What the Peas were doing wasn’t exactly singing or rapping- they were at certain points just plain shouting. Screeching “Let’s get it started in here,” over and over isn’t exactly great art. Did THAT rate 111 million viewers? Man, has the bar ever been lowered or what? And I actually liked the Peas back in their (early) “Joints and Jams” days. I’m enjoying Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, The Whispers, Cuba Gooding, etc. buried on Channel 90’s TV One more than the Super Bowl half time entertainment. Go figure.
And Christina celebrating Aretha at the Grammies? I guess Patti LaBelle, Chaka and everyone else aren’t available. Hope Christina spells R-E-S-P-E-C-T correctly, anyway.