It was announced on Thursday, July 5th, that the National Anthem will be sung by a country “star” named Luke Bryan and “God Bless America” will be sung by a country “star” named Kellie Pickler. Nothing screams KC like country music. At least Kellie Pickler is a hotty with an incredible rack (see above).
But wait…you can’t have something on Fox and in KC without the man, the myth, the legend: Blue Springs native David Cook. Mr. Cook, aka ‘that one dude from Blue Springs that won American Idol…you know…the one that looks like a tranny and sucks,” will sing the National Anthem for the Home Run Derby. I know he’s a true Son of Missouri but I’d kind of like it if he were left out of a nationally televised event in KC FOR ONCE! The guy is the True Mr. Irrelevant. Do something worthwhile, David. Why didn’t they go out and get Janelle Monae to sing the national anthem? She’s from KC and she’s actually talented.
Also performing during a pre-game concert is American Idol contestant Phillip Phillips (were his parents high when they named him?) and country music stars the Zac Brown Band.
So, I guess, in short, the overall theme of the All-Star game is glorified karaoke singers (American Idol people) and shitty, unoriginal and non-creative music (country music). I wonder if they are going to get that fat faced adulterer Garth Brooks to play a song about being okay with being a loser. They should.
What the hell is Fox and the MLB thinking? Who are they trying to appeal to with these music choices? Is it me or is music going to hell in a handbasket in this country? Country music appeals to the lowest common denominator of the American Population. The same ones who find baseball boring but love watching cars take a left turn. Go grow me some food and keep your shitty music to yourself. American Idol appeals to old women and teenage girls. That’s exactly the type of people who will be forking over the $1,500+ for an All-Star ticket and/or watching the entire 6 hour game.
Am I overreacting to one of the smallest pieces of the All-Star game? Yes, definitely. I just think it’s sad that we have a bunch of American Idol/Country “Stars” as our entertainment. Maybe that says something about the irrelevance of the All-Star game on a national level? MLB/Fox couldn’t get anyone better than the ‘artists’ they got? Come on guys!
God Bless America.