So I am sure many of you caught the American Idol Gives Back benefit concert last night. From what I saw of it they had a great show, lots of entertainers… well you might have seen the last song sung by the contestants, “Shout to the Lord.” I was very shocked at first then became frustrated with it. I found the clip on youtube and started reading the comments… people were very excited that they sang that song and “praised Jesus” but if you watch the clip they took Jesus out of the song. I have sat here for a little while trying to figure out why it has bothered me so much. The only thing i can think of, other than the basic observations that i thought were weird, is that they took Jesus out of the song and then having ben stiller come out after and just start cussing… It doesn’t surprise me about taking Jesus out, but the cussing thing at the end. I have already lost respect for Ben Stiller before seeing this but man… if they really thought that was that funny move it to the middle of the show, not right after you have a 50 person choir come out and sing Shout to the Lord… i don’t get it.
You can see the youtube clip:
-To add to the strangeness the only movement they were doing was the awkward mom chaperone dance from junior high (that just made me laugh).
-Then out comes the “gospel” choir, at least that is what people are calling them because they all had matching robes.
-The song just felt out of place and forced, I know it wasn’t a voluntary song to sing for the contestants. I am hoping that it meant something to some of them.