Thursday, July 21, 2011

Canada sings, Vanilla judges


I caught a promo on TV the other day for an upcoming Glee-off reality-type show being produced here in Canada. All I know about it so far is that it’s called Canada Sings and they’re featuring three celebrity judges. Two of them are Canadian, Jann Arden and Pierre Bouvier, and the third is Texan Robert Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice.

If this musical reality show is anything like American Idol, The Voice, or resembles the modern temper of the Glee soundtracks, a Queen song or two will no doubt make an appearance during the six-episode series.

If they do, it will be interesting to hear Ice’s comments as they relate to Queen. What can he honestly say about them? That they have such great tunes that he was compelled to rip one off sample one without bothering to get permission first?  

Besides, what musical insights can a rap star bring to an actual singing contest? Don’t they just talk and yell to a beat?

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