Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban Sing Duet On ‘Idol’ Finale!

Last night the world said goodbye to ‘Idol’ in a big way, a two hour special with performances from basically every person that has ever been on the show. Carrie went up there and slayed it though. I think we can all agree that Carrie is the biggest contestant to come from ‘American Idol‘, listen I love me some Kelly Clarkson too but Carrie is just something else. She is not only a singer but an entertainer.

So last night she went up there and sang her ass off, reminded us why she is the Queen of ‘Idol’ and stole the show. Alright maybe there were a lot of great performances but Carrie is just incredible, she is absolutely something else, that is all I can say. Out of all the talent shows in the past decade I would say that Carrie is the biggest one to come from any of them.

Carrie also performed ‘Something In The Water’ later in the show!

She has come a long way since she first started on the show but it is nice to see she never forgot where she came from.

 

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Reese Witherspoon Had The Best Birthday Ever


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So technically Reese Witherspoon doesn’t turn 40 until March 22nd, but over the weekend she celebrated it, and she had a seriously awesome celebration. It was filled with stars like Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, and Kate Hudson, just to name a few.

Oh not only did Keith and Taylor attend but they did a mini performance of ‘Shake It Off’ for Reese, how perfect is that? Just casually having Taylor Swift perform at your birthday party, no big deal. I guess my invite probably got lost in the mail, so my feelings aren’t too hurt by it.

Let’s be real though, a video of Reese singing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, does it get any better than that? I don’t think that it does.

Happy birthday Reese, thank you for being one of my inspirations for the past 15 or so years!

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Music Monday: ‘Break On Me’ Cover By Zach Steinbach & Kacey Renee

So after listening to this cover I decided to dedicate a whole day to new artists with #MusicMonday on Celebrities Are Tragic, so if you know any local bands, singers, DJs, send them there and let me hear them!

Honestly, this cover is probably one of my favorite covers I have heard in a long time. It is so simple yet so rich with emotion. The harmony between Zach and Kacey is absolutely incredible. Their voices blend so perfectly together and having just an acoustic guitar is a nice touch. Nothing more romantic than someone strumming a guitar with no other instruments needed. Then their little conversation at the end, adorable.

Truthfully I believe that both Zach and Kacey have a real shot when it comes to music. Nothing like having actual talent to make people appreciate music. That kind of raw talent that is missing in a lot of newer music.

So listen to the cover, tell me what you think in the hyperlink above linking you to my Facebook! As far as these two talented singers all of their information is below. Follow them on Twitter, like their Facebook pages, and check out their music pages then you can say that you knew them when, because let’s be real they will inevitably be superstars.

Zach Steinbach’s soundcloud

Zach’s Facebook fan page

Kacey Renee’s fan page

Kacey Renee’s soundcloud

You’re welcome for introducing these two into your life!

 

Grammys 2015 – Complete Nominations List

As many people know, the Grammy’s are the biggest night in music and they are being held tonight! I personally can’t wait to watch the red carpet and see some of the catastrophes. I believe that Katy Perry will have something weird on, just a weird prediction. Taylor Swift will wear either a dark blue or a white, and then Justin Bieber will not even be there. Some of my predictions.

Last year I put together a list of who I wanted to win, who I thought was going to win, and who actually won. So right now I will pot all of the nominations, and predict who will win verse who I want to win! The bold will be who I think will win, and the italics will be who I want to win. Last year I did terrible, here’s to hoping I do better this year!

I also didn’t post every category because I know nothing about Latin music, contemporary music, or anything like that, sorry guys.

Album of the Year:
Beyonce: Beyonce
Pharrell: Girl
Ed Sheeran: X
Beck: Morning Phase
Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour

I love Ed, I think that Ed deserves to win every single award that he is up for but the Grammy’s really love Pharrell. So my pick would be for Ed but I think that Pharrell will win for some strange reason.

Record of the Year:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

I have a weird soft spot for Meghan Trainor, I truly believe that she is incredible talented. I think that her sophomore album will probably show more of that than her most recent one. She can sing and will blow people’s minds one day. Sia will probably win though because her voice is insane and “Chandelier” is a really incredible song. So if either win I will be extremely happy.

Song of the Year
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”

Hozier will most likely not win, I am aware of that but his voice is absolutely insane. I love ‘Take Me To Church” so much I would listen to that and “Uptown Funk” on repeat for days. I am giving this one to Sia though. Honestly, I don’t care who wins this category because I like them all, I just hope Sam Smith doesn’t take it home, can’t stand him.

Best New Artist
Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Can’t lie I am not a huge Iggy fan of Iggy’s music but she deserves to win. She has dealt with people hating on her for absolutely no reason other than the fact she is a white, female rapper from Australia. I must say that I do like her during interviews so she seems fun.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Coldplay, Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus, Bangerz
Ariana Grande, My Everything
Katy Perry, Prism
Ed Sheeran, x
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Alright, so I love Bangerz, I think that album was off the chain weird and incredible. Some of Miley’s songs were so heartfelt and incredible, can’t get it enough of it. Do I think the Miley has all the votes to win it? No, probably not, but she was nominated so that is awesome. I think that Sam Smith is going to win because everyone is obsessed with him, I personally hope he fades out after this Grammy hooplah ends.

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend, “All of Me (Live Version)”
Sia, “Chandelier”
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

John Legend deserves this award, the end.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

I feel like this is going to Iggy’s year to win all the awards, unless she is against Sam Smith then he will win over her. I will say that “Say Something” deserves this Grammy. That song is the saddest song in the world. I could be in the best mood, hear it and then start to cry. That is what music is about right? It is supposed to move you to your core. So I am really rooting that A Great Big World will pull this one off!

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek
Annie Lennox, Nostalgia
Barry Manilow, Night Songs
Johnny Mathis, Sending You a Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand, Partners

I an completely educated in this department. I know Babs is incredible so she will probably win but I love Annie Lennox’s voice, so I am hoping that she wins!

Best Country Album:
Dierks Bentley, Riser
Eric Church, The Outsiders
Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Living
Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

If Miranda doesn’t win this category I am going to start a riot. Just be prepared for that.

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

Carrie Underwood deserves this award, she could out sing everyone in this category but my only worry is people against religion. You know she is a very religious woman, the song is extremely religious, I feel like a lot of people would shy away because apparently its controversial. Miranda, you got this one in the bag…I would kind of love Eric Church to win though, I love his music. Honestly, whoever wins this I would be happy!

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind”
Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
Keith Urban feat. Eric Church, “Raise ‘Em Up”

Miranda and Carrie better win, or again I am going to riot.

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”

So I really love the Eric Church song “Give Me Back My Hometown” I feel like a lot of people can relate to it. Tim McGraw is basically a country king so I think that he will take this one home.

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Jhene Aiko, Sail Out
Beyonce, Beyonce
Chris Brown, X
Mali Music, Mail Is
Pharrell Williams, G I R L

I am saying Pharrell will take this one home. Anyone could win other than Chris Brown. Remember that time Chris Brown beat Rihanna before the Grammy’s then wasn’t allowed there for like three years? Yeah, I do too, fuck Chris Brown.

Best R&B Performance
Beyonce feat. JAY Z, “Drunk in Love”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame”
Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly, “It’s Your World”
Ledisi, “Like This”
Usher, “Good Kisser”

I hated this song but I don’t like any other songs nominated. I mean I guess I hate this song the least out of all of them. I would love to see Usher win but “Good Kisser” was a truly horrible song.

Best Rock Song
Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck, “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys, “Fever”
Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”
Jack White, “Lazaretto”

Paramore deserves this! They are a band that went from having a generally small following to being one of the biggest bands in the world. Hayley Williams is perfect, and this song was everywhere. Good luck Paramore!

Best Rap Album
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Childish Gambino, Because the Internet
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
Common, Nobody’s Smiling
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa, Black Hollywood

I would say Eminem deserves to win this but his new music is absolutely horrible, terrible, no good music. Childish Gambino has a very different way about him so I respect his originality. Iggy will win this though and everyone is going to lose their minds.

Best Rap Solo Performance
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar “i”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

I love Kendrick Lamar, I am all in with him on this one.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Common Featuring Jhené Aiko, “Blak Majik”
Eminem feat. Rihanna, “The Monster
I Love Makonnen feat. Drake, “Tuesday”
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2″

Eminem and Rihanna is always gold, Common could win it though, I could see him winning this. If Bound 2 wins I am going to die laughing though. Go Ri though, Rihanna is my girl!

Best Rap Song
Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda”
Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2″
Kendrick Lamar, “I”
Wiz Khalifa, “We Dem Boyz”
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

I am rooting for Nicki Minaj just because that song is so weird and bizarre, I like weird and bizarre. Kendrick should win though, I really hope that he does.

Ryan Seacrest is begging people to watch American Idol again!

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“I will say this to those who have watched the show throughout the years and maybe didn’t watch last year: I ask them to come back and give it another shot this year,” Seacrest told The Hollywood Reporter Friday on the red carpet at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2013 concert at Madison Square Garden. “The judges are so fun, and they are having such a good time, and they get along with each other so well that I think you will see your old American Idol back on the air.”

Please everyone watch American Idol so Ryan Seacrest can keep his job! He is going to be homeless if we don’t watch American Idol! Dude, give it up, please just hang up the microphone. Well, I like his radio show, can’t lie about that but the whole American Idol thing, give it up. That show has become just another punch line even though it is one of the most successful music shows ever. I think it actually is the most successful since it brought out mega stars like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, and Phillip Phillips just to name a few of the successful people from the show. No one cares about it anymore though, people would rather watch The Voice than watch American Idol, it is a sad truth.

After the fiasco last year with Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and the dog Randy Jackson, it was a hot ass mess. It was just awkward to watch and that was why no one did. They really think that bringing back J.Lo is going to save this program? J.Lo is the biggest wannabe there is! I feel like she always uses how she is different because she is a Latina artist, bitch you aren’t any different. You are Jenny from the block and that is the biggest hit you will ever have, please stop trying.

So no Ryan Seacrest I will not give your American Idol another shot! I can’t do it! The tackiness of this show has hurt me for far too long! Not even the beautiful Keith Urban can make me watch it again! I am sorry to let you down. I will watch you on the Rockin New Years Eve special though!