I hadn’t intended to watch the Grammys Sunday night, but it was hard to change the station during an opening number that paired Lady Gaga and Sir Elton.
As I discovered during her SNL performance last October, that girl can bring it.
And so I discovered Pink last night. I know she’s been around for a while, but our paths hadn’t crossed.
I almost never use the word unique because it means “one of a kind.” Which means precious few performances are unique. But if you missed her performance last night, here it is. It has to be unique to pop music. (Kind of Cher meets Cirque du Soleil.)
And like Gaga, she has a marvelous voice. Genuine talent.
So I’m wondering. If Stefani Germanotta (Gaga) and Alecia Moore (Pink) wore plain old t-shirts and jeans and simply sang their songs, would we still watch? Would we still listen?
Is talent enough these days?