The Gwyneth Paltrow country song, “Country Strong,” was a highlight of last night’s CMAs. Sure, lots of country music fans tuned in wanting to know if their favorites took home the award this time or to see other established country stars perform– but was this overshadowed by Paltrow’s performance? Further, was she any good, or were people just swayed by her good looks? Make your own choice and watch the video if you haven’t already seen it (links below), but find out what people are saying about it.
Some news of the night: “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum took Single of the Year (reported Marisa Amorasak with College News)– but Gwyneth Paltrow stole much of the attention away from country music’s favorite acts at the CMAs. People not even interested in country music were checking in out of curiosity about Paltrow’s performance.
Carina Adly MacKenzie with Zap 2 News thinks Paltrow pulled it off– plus, she “looked hot doing it.”
Others agreed that “The Gwyneth” looked stunning, such as MNW with Right Celebrity. Apparently, looks played a large part in whether or not Paltrow earned any fans last night. Most would agree on any given day that Gwyneth Paltrow is beautiful, but the consensus is also that she does have a nice voice. If you haven’t seen the video yet, maybe you should judge for yourself and check their site out (they also have a photo gallery up). MNW goes on to say that they enjoyed watching Paltrow’s performance far more than they did Swift’s — how’s that for a comparison?
If you saw her performance last night, let us know what you thought. And, did her performance deserve to be bigger news than the awards themselves? The Oscar-winner’s singing “Country Strong” seems to have provoked mostly positive responses on the Internet and media reporting, but that hasn’t stopped some negative commentary from emerging– mostly on the more intimate social networking scale.
Paltrow sang a country song on a country music awards show. She got so much attention that people are talking more about her than the awards. She got so much attention, in fact, that how she looked is being praised as much or more than the music itself. Still, being compared up against other country darlings who established themselves based on their music career has got to say something for her skill and talent. As for any negativity you may hear on the grapevine, your best advice is to let haters hate, and judge “The Gwyneth” for yourself. By the way– she is also standing and playing guitar at the same time. Top that.
Marisa Amorasak, CMA Awards winners and Gwyneth Paltrow’s CMA Performance, College News
Carina Adly MacKenzie, Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Country Strong’ CMA Awards 2010 performance: What do you think?, Zap 2 It
MNW, Gwyneth Paltrow CMA Performance (Video & Photos), Right Celebrity