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The 2013 ‘Sistah’ Bowl


Even though a bunch of relatively (depending on your tastes) good looking men took to the field to fight for the Super Bowl trophy, the event was really dominated by a couple of beautiful, talented women.

Before the coin toss, Alicia Keys sang a slow piano version of The National Anthem, yes, live. Personally, I thought she did a good job of making the song her own, and we all know that it’s not the easiest song to sing.

Jennifer Hudson sang “America The Beautiful” accompanied by students from Sandy Hook Elementary choir. I think the unfortunate violent  connection that JHud shared with these children made this performance very beautiful and moving.

Of course everyone was waiting for the big Halftime show featuring Beyonce and the return of Destiny’s Child. I could talk about a lot of the things that happened during this performance, and the aftermath on Twitter, but I’m just going to enjoy the fact that all of this happened.


Bonus Jay-Z hugging his wife backstage after her performance!!

Who Was Sent Home On ‘The X Factor’ ?


Just as I did last year, I have really given up on ‘The X Factor.’ The change in judges and hosts didn’t help, and the “talent” seems even more questionable this time around. My biggest issue is the way the contestants get treated and the fact that there is no real mentoring going on here. If there was, the singers would be getting better and I wouldn’t look forward to some of them getting the boot. But I digress, so who was sent home during this “shocking” elimination?

Paige Thomas was the first to find out she was being sent home. Just like that. The show hadn’t been on for more than 5 minutes and they got rid of her. Paige wasn’t bad, she just wasn’t that good and was doing too much to try to distract from the fact that she wasn’t a good singer. Isn’t that de rigueur these days though?

That means that Demi Lovato has but one singer left in the competition, Cece Frey, whose presence on this show continues to baffle me.


Before the rest of the results were announced, there were performances from first season alum Josh Krajcik. Oh, you don’t remember him either? Weird that he got to perform on the show, or even record a single, before winner Melanie Amaro.

Then Alicia Keys made me wish I was deaf by performing Girl On Fire yet again! I like you A.Keys, but please stop doing this to us.

[Editor’s Note: DivaJulia is snort-laughing and agreeing with Brittani ~ The Girl You Want, 100%. Gawd.  Between G.O.F. and “Somebody Left the GATE OH-PUHHN”, there are bloody eardrums everywhere.]

So it came down to one of the two singers L.A. Reid and Britney Spears have left on the show, Vino Alan and Diamond White. Diamond chose Beyonce‘s “I Was Here” to sing for her life. She performed it like it was her swan song, but she got through it okay.

Vino sang Ray LaMontagne‘s “Trouble” which fit his voice perfectly and was much better than his performance Wednesday night. L.A. is the only one that voted to send home Diamond, so that meant it was Vino’s last performance on the show. The rankings for this week are pretty much the same as they were last week.

1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
3. Emblem3
4. Fifth Harmony
5. Cece Frey
6. Diamond White

Do agree with the judges and voters decision? Should they just go ahead and crown Carly Rose the winner? Let us know!

Full List Of VMA 2012 Winners and Red Carpet

Huh? Illuminati?

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards came and went faster than one of Tom Cruise‘s reject girlfriends. It was bumped up an hour so it wouldn’t coincide with President Obama‘s speech at the DNC, but whether it was only two hours long or four, it still sucked. This was probably the most tame red carpet, but everyone mostly looked goodMostly.

Taylor Swift showed up Kennedy-less, but looking like a 37-year old divorcee in this white pantsuit

Amber Rose confirmed her pregnancy a` la Beyonce in this lacy dress. Fiance Wiz Khalifa looks so proud. Congrats guys!

Team USA’s “Fierce Five” made their VMA red carpet debut. They all looked pretty fierce, don’t you agree?

Rita Ora wore this sparkly jumpsuit

Not to be outdone, Nicki Minaj wore this Tron-esque catsuit. She also sported a MTN DEW colored wig.

One of the few performers of the night, Pink worked a high slit.

Alicia Keys went for gold with this grecian gown.

I really liked Kat Graham‘s wine colored suit and the matching lip color.

Ke$ha cleaned up, but still somehow looked like she just rolled out of bed.

Rihanna has rocked many hairstyles over the past year but I think this is her best. Very Halle Berry.

Her friend Katy Perry went a bit more natural with her look, foregoing the colorful wigs and dye. Her dress was pretty nice too.

RuPaul, being his fabulous self.

Tyga showed up looking like a skinny Kool-Aid Man

I’m still not sold on Miley Cyrus‘s new hair, but this dress looks gorgeous on her, right?

 Video of the Year
WINNER: Rihanna, “We Found Love

Best New Artist
WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful

Best Pop Video
WINNER: One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful

Best Female Video
WINNER: Nicki Minaj, “Starships”

Best Male Video
WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music

Best Hip-Hop Video
WINNER: Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR

Best Video With a Message
WINNER: Demi Lovato, “Skyscraper

Best Electronic Dance Music Video
WINNER: Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close

Best Rock Video
WINNER: Coldplay, “Paradise

Best Art Direction
WINNER: Katy Perry, “Wide Awake

Best Choreography
WINNER: Chris Brown, “Turn Up the Music”

Best Cinematography
WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls

Best Direction
WINNER: M.I.A., “Bad Girls

Best Editing
WINNER: Beyoncé, “Countdown

Best Visual Effects
WINNER: Skrillex, “First of the Year (Equinox)