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Taylor Swift on the Grammys

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Taylor Swift on the Grammys#1
Posted: 2/13/12 at 12:10pm
Though the point is now moot, if any of the Taylor Haters caught her charismatic, well-sold, nicely-sung, on key, knowing and charming performance on last night's Grmmays, I wonder if it changed your mind? Cause I know that I am now DOUBLY disappointed she won't be playing Eponine in the "Les Miz" film.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #2
Posted: 2/13/12 at 1:01pm
I thought she designed one of the more interesting sets for a production of Lil Abner I've ever seen. That backdrop of barnwood and washboards went so well with the barefoot women in floral sack dresses and the men in suspenders and mismatched vests.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #2
Posted: 2/13/12 at 1:10pm
My absolute favorite commentary courtesy Spin.com:


MIGRANT-MOM CHIC IS SO HOT RIGHT NOW


From Taylor Swift to the Band Perry to Civil Wars, white people were once again pushing the vintage, acoustic hokiness meter this year, after Mumford & Sons broke down the gates last year and let the suspendered, straw-chewing, hobohemians come hamboning down the Rock Island Line. Swift walked the red carpet in a stunningly composed dress by celebrity designer Zuhair Murad, yet she inexplicably donned a Dust Bowl frock to perform her excellent bad boyfriend song “Mean” like she was a greeter in a PoFolks restaurant waiting area. Certainly, one could make the argument that these Depression-era duds are a comment on our recent economic woes, but that case would be a lot easier to make if the music played by any of the acts wearing these get-ups spoke to, in any real way, the lives of this country’s actual dirt poor. Sadly, they only offer a monochromatic, shabby-chic makeover.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #3
Posted: 2/13/12 at 1:11pm
Well, I couldn't watch because within the first 30 seconds she was JUST flat enough in pitch that I couldn't stand it. Sorry, but I'm DOUBLY glad she's NOT involved.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #4
Posted: 2/13/12 at 1:21pm
That was probably one of her better live performances, but if you compare her to some of her fellow performers last night, even within her own genre (ie, The Band Perry, The Civil Wars, Carrie Underwood) her performance seemed weak and she was still on the pitchy side. Maybe that's okay for her own concerts and even the Grammys, but musical theatre calls for consistent pitch perfect performances. Also, while "Mean" is a really catchy, well-written song, it's not exactly a challenging song to sing either.

And I hate to be snarky, but as for that backdrop...barricades anyone?

Updated On: 2/13/12 at 01:21 PM
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #5
Posted: 2/13/12 at 2:13pm
Sorry...Taylor is sweet and beautiful, but she just can't stay on pitch !
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #6
Posted: 2/13/12 at 2:32pm
I'll admit her live singing voice has tremendously improved from where it used to be. But that's really not saying much.

I'm glad she is nowhere near Les Miz.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #7
Posted: 2/13/12 at 2:45pm
And can someone tell me why after all the awards and recognition she has received she still acts so surprised when she wins. Same after this performance she acted surprised that the audience liked it.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #8
Posted: 2/13/12 at 5:04pm
I really enjoyed her performance last night. I would've like to have seen what she would've done with the role of Eponine in the film. At least, I'll be able to see her provide the voices for one of the characters in 'The Lorax' this year.

If the 'Into the Woods' film were to be made I'd like to see her play Little Red Riding Hood.

Updated On: 9/13/12 at 05:04 PM
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #9
Posted: 2/13/12 at 5:52pm
masterwolfie I thought barricades too! I'm thrilled she's out of the Les Miz world, at least for now...
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #10
Posted: 2/14/12 at 7:39am
Taylor is too old and too tall and too skinny to be Red in ITW. I'm sure it sounds like I'm a TS hater, and I'm NOT. There are just certain things that she's not right for.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #11
Posted: 2/14/12 at 7:50am
She's great. Samantha's great. There are lots of great young women out there. If only they could all play Eponine in the movie. But they can't.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #12
Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:15am
I thought the Grammy performance was Taylor Swift at her absolute best. Unfortunately, Taylor Swift's absolute best is just an inch above mediocrity.

I want her so far away from the Les Mis movie that Cameron Mackintosh actually comes to her tour bus and confiscates any cast recording that she might have just so we don't potentially hear her humming a bar on the red carpet and E! happens to pick it up in the background while they interview a more talented vocalist like the Antoine Dodson or potentially that Cockatoo on the Geico commercial who sings "Take On Me".
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #13
Posted: 2/14/12 at 8:29am
Well, maybe (since she writes songs) she will write her own version of "On My Own" to fit her 4 note range. Record it and win a Grammy and show EVERYONE!
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #14
Posted: 2/14/12 at 12:49pm
"Taylor is too old and too tall and too skinny to be Red in ITW."

She would have to gain a little bit of weight, but she can still easily pull off playing a teenager. Lea Michele is 25 years old and she still looks young enough to play a teenager in high school on 'Glee'. Also her castmates Mark Saling and Corey Monteith are both 29 years old and they are also both playing teenagers in high school.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #15
Posted: 2/14/12 at 12:58pm
I paired those 3 things together for a reason: It's LITTLE Red Riding Hood. Swift is almost 6 feet tall. The weight is because Red is supposed to be pink and plump (meaning, kind of a chubby little girl). As far as age is concerned, the "I Know Things Now" is hard to be believable if the girl is much more than 14. Pulling that off on stage is MUCH different than on camera.

Glee . . . there's so much suspension of belief on that show. It's definitely an alternate universe on many levels.

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Updated On: 2/14/12 at 12:58 PM
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #16
Posted: 2/14/12 at 1:20pm
^ How old was Beverly Rudd who played Little Red Riding Hood in the London Open Air Theatre production? She definitely did not look like a 14 year old to me.
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #17
Posted: 2/14/12 at 1:28pm
That was a stage production which HAPPENED to be filmed.

EDIT: And the director took liberties with the Red / Wolf "relationship" which isn't normally explored. She ALSO appears to have been selected by the director with a completely different intent (e.g., like the adults playing children in Blood Brothers). I don't get a sense that he was trying to trick the audience into thinking she was a young girl.

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Updated On: 2/14/12 at 01:28 PM
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Taylor Swift on the Grammys #18
Posted: 2/14/12 at 6:31pm
The leads on Glee LOOK like HS kids? Where?
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