'My Grammy Moment' should remain blessedly short
I’m starting to feel awkward that apparently I am the only person in the United States who is not video-taping and uploading videos of myself to YouTube in the hopes that I am discovered and become wildly famous.
Still, now that American Idol is entering its seventh season, I find it hard to believe that there’s one person left with any modicum of talent who has not already auditioned for the show. And if they haven’t auditioned for Idol, they certainly have for Rock Star or The Next Great American Band or Duets or So You Think You Can Dance or Top Chef or something. Is it mathematically possible to just run out of talent? I think it is and I am waiting eagerly for that moment.
CBS, however, does not think so, which is why they are repeating that triumph of broadcasting, “My Grammy Moment,” in this year’s Grammy telecast, airing Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
Last year, the winner got to sing a duet with pop prince Justin Timberlake. This year, someone who actually plays an instrument will get to sit in with the Foo Fighters.
Those interested need to submit a video of themselves playing an instrument of their choice (I’m looking forward to the recorders and kazoos. No guitars, drums or bass guitars, since the Foo Fighters seem to have that handled) at www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment. Oh yeah, people need to actually be able to read music since they have to play a part of the Foo’s song, “The Pretender.”
Just as a side note, the Grammys, like all award shows, do employ guild writers, but since the show is mostly musical performances and since only 10% of the 110 awards are announced on the air, the show shouldn’t face as many challenges as some of the shows, such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars.