Oh now, this is sad. What’s sad? That Whitney’s dead? Well, yes, that’s pretty sad, but it’s not all that unexpected, come on. Not with a decades-long battle with drug abuse. You know what’s really sad? That this song has even been released, and for a few reasons. One? It’s crap. It’s seriously pure crap, and if Whitney hadn’t passed, I highly doubt this movie would even make the cut for the ‘Sparkle soundtrack. It’s that bad. Second? Poor Whitney couldn’t even sing anymore. You can just hear how heavy-handed the digital technicians were on this song—but just with Whitney‘s part. It sounds like her voice was dubbed in and added at a later date. I’m not going to even use the word “autotune” here, because “autotune” would give the impression that a flawless performance was at hand, and there’s nothing even close to that at hand here.
Me, I say let sleeping dogs lie, and allow Whitney’s fans to remember her the way she used to be—how she was during her prime—and not mess around with this sad-ass business of hearing and seeing what it’s like to watch a music great unravel before your very eyes. Damn.
Like Taylor Swift here. Taylor Swift looked ok at the Billboard Music Awards. In fact, I’d wager that she had the best look of the night, generally speaking. I really like her dress, and it obviously looks great on her.
Another lady who had a good look was Brandy, but to be honest, I can’t decide if I actually like her dress or if I just think she looks nice because I’ve always been envious of hair like that. Regardless, gold shoes!
Next up is Jordin Sparks, who I’ve always thought was completely adorable, wearing a lovely little dress. This one is remarkable because it’s one of the only dresses I’ve ever seen on a red carpet that I would actually like to wear in real life:
Then there’s one of our favorite ladies, Zooey Deschanel, going after my own heart in a sparkly dress and black tights:
But then we have my personal favorite dress, worn by the very fabulous Carrie Underwood:
Is it because she’s legal now (she is legal, isn’t she? I’m not a complete letch for posting these photos am I)? Is it because she’s finally exposed her body, and quit hiding behind yards and yards of fabric? I don’t really know. She’s always been pretty gorgeous, but I never really thought of her as ‘hot.’ I have a feeling we’re gonna need to watch this one, ’cause now that she’s got the confidence (I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and call it confidence for now) to be posting photos like this on her Twitter page, then we better be prepared.