So far, only one award went out, and it was to my fave Jennifer Hudson. But as usual, CBS trots out their TV stars to shill and announce, and Simon Baker ( The Mentalist) announces Coldplay, who decide to do “Lost”, their current single, instead of ” Viva La Vida” or ” violet Hill”, both up for nominations. I disliked ” Lost” when I first heard it as it seemed like every other Coldplay ballad. Hey, Jay-Z! Awesome rhymes, Hova, better than the song deserves, dude. I’m also over the damn poor mans Sgt. Peppers look- oh look, now break out ” Viva La Vida”. Smart move, I like this song, though ” Violet Hill” remains my fave of the three singles from this record. They sound much better here than they did on SNL earlier this year. Chris Martin sounds suprisingly good tonight, he rarely does ( remember the AMAs- that was heinous).
I heard his head hit the stage, did you?
Keith Urban again, still awesome eye candy, saying Gene Autry won an achievement award, and then announces Carrie Underwood, who does ” Last Name” while wearing something that resembles a bedsheet belted with a shoulder belt from a glittery Mercedes matched with crappy beach hair and is she tangerine? Carrie, what happened to you? She also sounds a bit off tonight. A bit exhausted. I wish, however, that all exhausted stars sound as good as she does ( Jessica Simpson, I’m looking at you.)
Brenda Lee is a Lifetime Achievement award winner, and Sheryl Crow and Leann Rimes present the country duo or group award to Sugarland ( they kinda are the dominating duo right now). Jennifer Nettles thanks Paul McCartney just cause he’s Paul McCartney. Cute. Did Christian forget the names of his kids for a second?