Bette Midler blames MTV for audiences prefering no-talent lip-synchers to the real thing.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 — by Wow Jones
In today’s Rush & Malloy gossip section in The New York Daily News, 62 year old singer…
Bette Midler says that audiences prefer lip-synchers over the real thing because MTV lowered the bar.
“Video really did kill the radio star. After MTV came along, people were seeing their favorite singers in music videos, and suddenly there was a certain vision of a song — how it should sound, how it should look. Then in concert, there was no room for improvisation–everyone wanted an exact replica.”
Bette Midler also offers advice for aspiring entertainers. Take heed. The divine Miss M notices that today’s musicians make a critical mistake when performing. She notes that,
“They don’t speak. They don’t talk to their audience. They may say, ‘Hello, New York’ or ‘Hello, Las Vegas,’ in the beginning, and ‘Thank You’ in between songs, but they don’t talk. They don’t tell stories or take the time to make a connection, build a rapport. There’s no emotion.”
Folks, keep in mind that this woman’s been doing this for a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time. I think it would be wise to pay attention so that one could get tips to further a career in show-biz.
–The Wow Jones Report