The CEO of Big Machine Records, Scott Borchetta, reached out to defend the singer.
“It’s not about the technically perfect performance.” I think he’s off there, because a Grammy performance sort is about a perfect polished performance. At least he didn’t give an excuse. Oh wait…
“We had a volume problem in the ear. So, she was concerned that she wasn’t able to hear everything in the mix…That’s just part of live TV.” Okay, it’s not Ashlee Simpson acid reflux level bad so I might consider taking it.
The CEO doth protest too much though because he goes on to say “Maybe she’s not the best technical singer, but she’s probably the best emotional singer because everybody else who gets up there and is technically perfect, people don’t seem to want more of it.” (Um…who Beyonce what?) “She’s an extraordinary songwriter and her vocal performances are getting better. Everybody is not perfect on any given day.”
The guy really needed to just put the very last line out there and shelve the rest. If he had come out and said she had a not-perfect performance get over it, I probably would have. Now, I’m under the impression that she always sucks live. In which case, hand those four Grammys over to Lady Ga Ga.