How do bad performances happen to good producers?
February 3, 2010 8:05 AM Subscribe
Occasionally you'll see a big budget TV musical production where the performance is objectively poor -- the singer is bad at lip synching, for example, or perhaps might even be considered a tad "off-key." My question is, how is this allowed to happen?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to media & arts (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not talking about the performer showing up drunk, or spontaneously doing something crazy on stage that the producers have no control over. I'm also not talking about acts where sloppy is part of the appeal. I'm talking about supposedly polished pop acts, where it was probably bad in rehearsals, and we're going to put this on the Grammys or SNL knowing there's a good chance it's going to suck out loud
. With all the professional and technical muscle behind an A-list performer, what's the thought process? Are the producers just shrugging and hoping nobody notices? Does the performer think everything's A-OK and nobody's got the stones to tell him/her?