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Thread: Las Vegas Weekly: Carrie Underwood Finds Right Balance Between Song & Spectacle

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    Las Vegas Weekly: Carrie Underwood Finds Right Balance Between Song & Spectacle

    From the review by Josh Bell:

    "The last time Carrie Underwood played Las Vegas, in 2010 at the Orleans Arena as part of her Play On tour, she came off like a wannabe pop star, with elaborate set pieces, extensive costume changes and even a full-sized pick-up truck that carried her around the arena over the audience’s heads. This time around, Underwood still changed outfits multiple times and even rose above the crowd for a few songs, but the show was much more focused on her voice and her songs, achieving a more satisfactory balance that showcased her strongest talents while still playing to the entire arena."

    See the entire review at this link: Carrie Underwood finds the right balance between song and spectacle - Las Vegas Weekly

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    I don't like what he said about her set list, but overall he seemed to like it better than he did the Play On Tour, so I guess that's good...

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    And that dark dress in the photo is one I don't remember from the first leg. Is this part of new costume changes?

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    ^^ yeah love that new dress!
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    Very good review-- but he forgot "See You Again" in the setlist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    Very good review-- but he forgot "See You Again" in the setlist.
    It should actually be put in place of "Remind Me" since she didn't perform that last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRGuy79 View Post
    And that dark dress in the photo is one I don't remember from the first leg. Is this part of new costume changes?
    she wore it on the first leg.I saw it in Indy.


    I can't take a reviewer seriously that calls JTTW "maudlin treacle".Just can't
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddkat View Post
    she wore it on the first leg.I saw it in Indy.


    I can't take a reviewer seriously that calls JTTW "maudlin treacle".Just can't
    Some reviewers are either just 'out there', or have an agenda. People can decide for themselves the phenomenal vocalist and entertainer Carrie truly is!

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    Wayyyy too many backhanded compliments in this review. He tries to make it seem like he's not totally biased against her by acknowledging her great voice (which, duh), and then says all her songs are basically mediocre crap. And he didn't even get the set list right - looks like he copied and pasted it from another show.

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    He gave it 4 stars.
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    4 stars - go figure - after all those upsidedown compliments - confused reviewer for sure!!

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    Confused, indeed. I just don't understand the insult to Carrie's set list. I can't understand how anybody could describe it as anything other than diverse and dynamic.

    It all goes back to Carrie raising the bar to a level that is unattainable for most other artists. I think we have to realize that a great deal of jealousy plays in to the reaction of many critics and fellow artists. What can they say negative about Carrie? Nothing legitimately. So, they have to reach and invent. And, unfortunately, that is when the snarkiness comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRGuy79 View Post
    Confused, indeed. I just don't understand the insult to Carrie's set list. I can't understand how anybody could describe it as anything other than diverse and dynamic.

    It all goes back to Carrie raising the bar to a level that is unattainable for most other artists. I think we have to realize that a great deal of jealousy plays in to the reaction of many critics and fellow artists. What can they say negative about Carrie? Nothing legitimately. So, they have to reach and invent. And, unfortunately, that is when the snarkiness comes out.
    Indeed, one of the great ironies in comparing Carrie Underwood and many artists comes in the fact that - Carrie has consistently had a "portfolio of projects" that would be the envy of MANY ARTISTS and CRITICS who are FANS of other artists (HUMAN NATURE). Carrie's "portfolio of projects" looks beautifully planned with SUPERB EXECUTION and PERFORMANCES of Carrie - "ONE" of them is this "Blown Away Live Concert Tours".
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    I think some people find it difficult to believe that one individual can be so utterly PERFECT. Some 'critics' will eventually believe their own eyes and ears, while others will forever be skeptics. You can't please everyone, and I am thrilled that Carrie understands that. That is why she wants to please us, her true fans, because she knows in her heart that we absolutely love and appreciate everything she has done/given us and will continue to love and support her.
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    Carrie's songs are bland and mediocore are they for real?


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