Outside of her generally perfect pop tunes, Katy Perry always finds a way to fuck something up. Usually it’s her performances, which we were reminded of tonight with Perry’s ridiculous rendition of her latest single “Wide Awake” at the Billboard Music Awards.
Picture a really bad version of Pink‘s iconic Grammy performance combined with the corniest school play you’ve ever seen in your entire life, and you get “Wide Awake” live at the BBMAs.
Perry was wrapped up in a giant diaper swinging and spinning all over the stage with clouds and moons and stars floating around behind her. A Jersey Shore marathon has more taste than this garish display.
On the bright side, kudos to Katy for attempting a concept during her performance that actually somewhat matches the song. I still haven’t recovered from those bizarre blue-haired futuristic aerobics routines she did for “Part of Me”, so I’m pleased to see that the California Gurl has taken a shaky step in the right direction.
I just wish I could have seen Pink’s face during Katy’s performance. It’d be the biggest shade since Rihanna laughed at Britney during the 2007 VMAs.