Taylor Swift's off-key Grammy moment
Another fairy tale evening for Taylor Swift? Not quite. Yes, the country-pop princess took home the most-coveted Grammy of the evening - Album of the Year - for her juggernaut "Fearless." But a couple of hours before that she took the stage and sang. Or did something resembling singing. To borrow a phrase from Montgomery Burns it was more "off-key caterwauling." To be kind. After a bit of "Today Was a Fairytale," Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks came out and the pair warbled at each other during the classic Mac song "Rhiannon" before Swift finished with "You Belong With Me" as a dazed Nicks stood in the background shaking a tambourine. MTV has a clip of the footage - it gets bad right around the 20 second mark. Even before the performance was over the instant critics on Twitter had weighed in. And they were not impressed. At all.
After the jump, a sampling of some harsh tweets...
@Borowitz Report Satan Chooses Taylor Swift Performance as Ringtone
@questlove dear kanye im sorry
@Borowitz Report: God Hoping Taylor Swift Does Not Thank Him
@jfdulac Wifey, listening to Taylor on the #Grammys: "She couldn't even get into the chamber choir at my high school singing like that."
@Borowitz Report T-Pain Hired to Autotune Taylor Swift at 2011
@idolator How suitable: that guy from #americanidol introduces @taylorswift13, who — we have to say — sounds a little pitchy, dawg.
@harvilla taylor swift's career singing on live television should've gotten an "in memorium" nod
@Kiarri Last year the big battle was between Rihanna & C Brown. This year the fight was between Taylor Swift & pitch.
@jjjrrr Dear Taylor Swift, the music store called, you left your pitch on the counter with your lip gloss
@jeffstearns Taylor Swift? More like Francis Scott Off-Key, am I right?
@feliciapollack Taylor Swift can't sing. She sounds like she's playing "Rock Band" in her basement.
@JenRBoyd Oh boy. Taylor Swift's pitch is flatter than a pancake tonight. Bless her heart
@ianfrancisbush I am starting a disaster relief fund to get Taylor Swift a chromatic tuner.
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February 1, 2010; 1:30 AM ET
Categories: Grammys | Tags: Taylor Swift
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