I agree with your thoughts here, Gutmutter.
I wonder if Ellen was hoping Crystal would do something with that song other than yell it exactly as written. I think Crystal forgot last night her own advice of "Bigger isn't always better."Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3907723;
Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3907723;
And Lee nver got that "Bigger isn't always better" memo at all! His M.O. is to take a beautiful, subtle song and turn it into a Vegas act, complete with bagpipes, choir, or maybe a trapeze artist in the background. And gruffly yelling your songs also helps to confuse people so they aren't hit in the face by your inability to stay on hey. I've been watching this develop over the weeks, from Hey Jude to The Boxer to Falling Slowly to the final culmination of Hallelujah. Lee doesn't understand the concept of stripping down a song or just leaving it as it - he feels the need to blow it up, and that, to me, is not artistic.