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    POSITIVE, UPTEMPO SONGS: GOOD FOR RADIO, NOT FOR AWARDS (Carrie Mentioned)

    There is an article on the front page of the Billboard Country Update about performance song selection at awards shows. Thought you might be interested in this little tidbit about Carrie's performance on last year's ACM Awards.

    Clark is particularly attuned to the issue. The ACMs are crafted as a network-TV balancing act, providing mass exposure for the genre and its artists while attempting to satisfy CBS’ need for solid ratings.

    The ACM doesn’t adhere to the nominations list to create the music rundown. Miranda Lambert, for example, performed “The House That Built Me” on last year’s show. This year, she’ll provide a different piece of material as Clark tries to get the beats-per-minute mix just right. Too many ballads and the onscreen party comes to a crash and at-home viewers tune out. But if the slow songs appear in a context that makes them a welcome contrast, the ratings can actually be strengthened.

    “Carrie Underwood doing ‘Temporary Home,’ a slow ballad but so emotional and such an amazing story, [was] huge in the minutes by minutes [ratings],” Clark says of the 2010 show.
    http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/billb...pdate_0207.pdf

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    I must have turned to that channel during the song and then went back to washing my hair.

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    I think he has a good point...there has to be a good balance...if it's uptempo all the time, than that's very boring in my opinion...plus, you can have great moments like with Carrie and TH...that's why I LOVE award shows...you can have great perfromances that people will still be talking about nearly a year later!!!

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    Ballads or uptempo Carrie is never boring - plus she always sings them spot on and looks beautiful in every performance. Never a disappointment for the viewer!

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    Nice. we needed a nice mention after this week. lol

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    Question - I don't understand how people know when to turn their TV on during an award show? I mean it's not like anyone knows the performance schedule beforehand. I'm just curious as to how this works exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty View Post
    Question - I don't understand how people know when to turn their TV on during an award show? I mean it's not like anyone knows the performance schedule beforehand. I'm just curious as to how this works exactly.
    A lot of awards show who the next few performers are and the minutes until they perform just before a commercial break. So someone can be online here and see that Carrie is performing in 15 minutes.

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    For the record, I wasn't saying that Carrie was boring...that is NEVER the case. I was just saying how if they had everyone singing uptempo tunes on every performance, it could be boring. That's why it needs to be a good mixture of both.

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    Carrie's performance of Temporary Home at the ACMs last year was incredible. It brought many people to tears, including Hillary Scott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    Carrie's performance of Temporary Home at the ACMs last year was incredible. It brought many people to tears, including Hillary Scott.
    That was one of many things that I remember from last year...

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    its not becoz of the type or performance that brings in viewers..its about carrie if carrie sings uptempo and others sing slow song...then UPTEMPO will bring more vioewers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abbeyjones18 View Post
    That was one of many things that I remember from last year...
    Dave looked a little teary-eyed too.

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    Sorry to be dumb about this but what does "huge in minute to minute ratings" mean? Does it mean that as the song continued the ratings went up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    Dave looked a little teary-eyed too.
    Yeah...he did! Country music is definitely more emotional than other genres of music, in my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    Dave looked a little teary-eyed too.
    faith hill and nicole kidman looked a little teary-eyed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opry051008 View Post
    Sorry to be dumb about this but what does "huge in minute to minute ratings" mean? Does it mean that as the song continued the ratings went up?
    I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it means that her ratings were huge every minute of her performance. As in Carrie's four-five minutes > the rest of the show.

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    ^ Thanks. Now it makes sense.

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    Nicole Kidman blubbered up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fearless_dancerrr View Post
    faith hill and nicole kidman looked a little teary-eyed as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by carebear4eva View Post
    Nicole Kidman blubbered up too.
    Aww, I didn't notice those two! I'll have to rewatch.

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    Very cool.
    I think TH was one of those songs that people want to hear live to see if the vocals are going to be similar.
    And of course Carrie nailed it.


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