Bette Midler blames MTV for audiences prefering no-talent lip-synchers to the real thing.

Wednesday,  August 06, 2008 — by Wow Jones

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

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.

Bette Midler in Las Vegas

Bette Midler in Las Vegas

“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.”

Bette Midler points while performing

Bette Midler points while performing

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

 

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2 Responses to “Bette Midler blames MTV for audiences prefering no-talent lip-synchers to the real thing.”

  1. RIGHT ON, BETTE !

    she’s only saying what everybody (except the new brand of *cough* star) knows.

    which is why i’ll still pay to see her, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

    Bette may be the wind beneath our wings, but these yunguns are the wings beneath my wind.

    cheers.

  2. i just wanna give her her props so no body bet not be hatin

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