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Defending T-Swizzle

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Taylor Swift may have had a shaky performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, but she did come home with four awards. And if you ask the president of her label Big Machine, Scott Borchetta, they were well deserved.

He feels that T-Swizzle's critics “are not getting it."

Borchetta continued:

“The facts say she is the undisputed best communicator that we’ve got. When she says something, when she sings something, when she feels something, it affects more people than anybody else.”

Maybe she’s not the best technical singer, but she’s probably the best emotional singer because everybody else who gets up there and is technically perfect, people don’t seem to want more of it. If you pick any of those artists that performed [at the Grammys], I’m sure you can go online and find something where you go, ‘ew.’ Maybe in that moment we didn’t have the best night. But in the same breath, maybe we did. And nobody is arguing with the awards.”

Supposedly, Taylor had a technical problem during her performance, in which she could not hear the complete mix of the song.

We totally believe it! He shouldn't have even claimed that T-Swizzle is not the best technical singer! Just giving in to critics!

Although, we loves her regardless!

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  2. smodo says – reply to this


    and they said casey johnson dies of natural causes.

  3. 3

    Ehh.. No. she's probably the most boring singer.

  4. 4

    the girl CANT sing. he had to say that because its the truth.. he cannot pretend she has singing talent. i have NO clue what it is about this girl that makes people fall at her feet. she is mediocore looking and a mediocore singer and a horrific actress from that valentines day clip.. i know you love to kiss her ass slob.. but she cant sing and her boss even knows it

  5. 5

    I can't honestly believe there's people in this world who actually think Taylor Swift CAN sing!… if she can sing… then almost anyone can! She sings as much as Avril Lavigne!

  6. Celt says – reply to this


    She was out of tune, flat and sounded like she should be on a high school talent show stage. It was awful. Britney can sing better than that!

  7. 7

    Is this skanks chinese or what look at here eyes

  8. 8

    Girl can thank Kanye for it all. She should be kissing his ass. SHE CANNOT SING and I will never understand what the big fuss about her is. SHE IS JUST PLAIN AWFUL AS A SINGER PERIOD.

  9. 9

    absolutely no excuse for that horrendous display of talentlessness

  10. lolli says – reply to this


    Her songs may be catchy, but she is not a great singer. Perez u r deaf!

  11. ap076 says – reply to this


    Stevie Nicks (as a solo artist) needs to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,
    as do Pat Benetar and Tina Turner (solo career). Just a random thought.

  12. 12

    Leave My Future Ex-Wife Alone! Even though her album was far from the best album of 2009 and is somewhat undeserving of the Grammy! Even though she really has nowhere else to go but down, since she's at the peak of her career at 20 years old! Leave her alone! I still love her!

  13. 13

    No, Perez. I love Taylor just as much as everyone else, but she is def NOT a very good singer. She NEVER hits any of the correct notes in any live preformances ive ever seen of her. Sorry to say. That being said, shes not as horrible as Alicia Keys live. But she isn't a good technical singer, in any sense of the words.

  14. 14

    Finally, the music industry is seeing that Taylor can't sing. That is something that everyone else already knew. She should just write songs for people who can sing. It's so amazing what can be hidden in a music studio.

  15. 15

    I am going to defend her too in the fact that she WROTE all the songs she sings. The girl is pure genius! She sings about situations we have all been in and can grasp those feelings and put them into song.
    Anyone who has seen her before on other award shows performing knows that something was up on Sunday. But being the professional she is she carried on. Because she is not a DIVA!
    Taylor - do not listen to the idiots! You RULE!

  16. 16

    She cannot sing. At all. That doesn't mean I don't sing her auto tuned songs in my car. She has been seriously mistaken for someone with talent. The only thing she has going for her is that she is marketable. She is perfectly fine being seen as the innocent nice girl and making a ton of money off of it.

  17. 17

    The music mogul is sweating his balls off!!!! Hilarious! Taylor SUCKED BIG TIME at the Grammys and there ain't goin back! She is not the musician Mr. Borchetta and club were makin her out to be. GOTTA LOVE THIS! Watch out, Swift, you're 'a goin down! They use ya, and lose ya when the chips are down!

    Caveat: I was a fan but after that horrid performance, um, no mo!

  18. 18

    I could give a flying fuck in the world of push button music that most of you ass clowns listen too shes no better or worse than the rest of them. They all use effect to cover there lack of talent and you buy it like they wake up and its the sound of angels…. wake the fuck up already.

  19. 19

    She is AWFUL every time she has appeared on a televised program. I find it hard to believe it is always a "technical problem". Sorry, she is LAME!

  20. 20

    ummm…sorry but there is no valid excuse for that horrible performance. taylor swift cannot sing, i do give her credit for writing her own songs but they're pretty juvenile at best. i don't really get this girl's appeal.

  21. 21

    The most overrated singer of the century. She CANT sing at all and country music is giving her best female singer instead of great singers like Faith Hill. Such a joke.

  22. 22

    Did she have technical problems when she played "Should've Said No" at the Jonas Brothers concert I was at too?
    Did she have technical problems as her concert as well? I didn't go but from clips you can tell she was flat.
    I enjoy her songs because they are easy to sing along to but other then that, there is something about her that just bothers me.
    I can't say I hate her beacuse I don't know her personally but you have to wonder why someone who seems so "nice" and "genuine" had such a hard problems with having friends in school. Just sayin…

  23. 23

    I have not followed her career and heard her for the first time Sunday night and was appalled! With all the thousands of talented singers all over the country it is grossly unfair that this woman won 4 awards including Best Album!! What the appeal is, I simply don't get. Now I understand why/how Kanye's bad behavior happened!

  24. 24

    blah blah blah. she's an overhyped, young, skinny, little, blonde princess that is easy to sell to people who like country music, pop music and pretty little girls. stop trying to tell us how fabulous and important she is. she's a vehicle for executives to make money, that's all. boring.

  25. 25

    Perez, are you on the payroll? This bitch cannot sing and she must have technical difficulties at every performance! Hopefully all this will make her go away!

  26. 26

    there is absolutely no excuse for how bad her grammy performance was. she can't sing live! watch any live performance of her's, she always sounds bad. are you paid to say nice things about her or something?

  27. 27

    OMG, since WHEN has "technical" singing talent meant ANYTHING? Does Mick Jagger have a technically perfect singing voice? Janis Joplin? Madonna? Britney? NO! It is the "IT" factor. That "something" that a star has, that quality that makes people respond to them. Technically perfect voice? How boring THAT would be!

  28. 28

    uh were not buying it! of course shes still going to sell records but she doesnt even compare to stevie nicks! BOO!

  29. 29

    I have heard, bits and pieces of her singing over the months and I cannot understand why she even has a contract much less wins these awards..I'm not a hater, I just don't hear the musical talent she's being awarded as having.

  30. 30

    Yes we do get it idiot.She can't sing worth a hoot.Christ,even her albums sound out of key.Pathetic.

  31. 31

    Darn Perez. It must be convenient, being able to ignore bad performances by those you love and bash on bad performances of ones you hate. Looks like I was wrong about you. I thought you were always honest.

    Guess not.

  32. 32

    Re: Kdiddy – She is too stupid to be a diva. And being a diva requires talent. If she had that option I am sure she probably would be one. You need to understand that she is a pawn in the game. VERY replaceable. The reason she is so nice and innocent is because if she is not, she will be replaced, She has no other option than to be pleasing.

  33. 33

    Re: ap076 – Stevie Nicks & Tina Turner haven't been inducted yet! For shame! Pat Benatar sucks though; one of the most female singers ever.

    Re: Sexsai – When I hear the name Faith Hill, I just keep remembering when she yelled "WHAT?!" when she lost an award to Carrie Underwood. Good times, man.

  34. 34

    SHE MUST SUPPORT THE GAYS for monkey-face and crew to support her so. HAAA

  35. 35

    She does terrible outside of the studio. Sorry but if your Live performances suck, how much are they doing in the studio to make you sound better.

  36. 36

    Oh PLEASE! I've heard her sing live on MORE than this one occassion - and every time she's sounded HORRIBLE, especially on 'DWTS'. You're NOT going to tell ME that they don't digitally sweeten her voice for her albums. It's okay, because she may be on top NOW, but there's only one way to go from here - DOWN. Seriously people, clean your ears out!!!

  37. 37

    I've seen her sing a few times, and she's sung off-key before. Let's face it - she doesn't have a great voice (no vibrato, unreliable pitch). She's not a Beyonce or a Pink. However, she's a talented performer and songwriter and she obviously struck a chord with America. I say kudos to her for winning!!!

  38. 38

    Why can't she just take vocal lessons.. it would help her out a lot ! This guy is pushing BS to get her fans to pony up more $$. Lady Gaga & Beyonce effect their fans just as strongly. Not to mention the Bambi act is starting to wear thin.

  39. 39

    Gotta defend Taylor…. if you dont like her nobody is twisiting your arm to listen to her. i thnk she is a great singer/songwritter and very talented.. and i have heard her sing great live… so what if that wasnt her best performance alot of other singers have had worse and nobody goes off on them… Taylor Swift is awesome. Period.

  40. 40

    :Then did she always have that "technical problem" sweet girl
    but if your not a singer you should be an entertainer
    like Mj,Britney,Madonna,even Gaga
    but shes not either
    what does that make her? Boring:

  41. 41

    Re: Kdiddy – Uh … did you see the acceptance for the song she supposedly 'wrote' to win the Grammy? There was a songwriter up there with her. The truth is out … she may co-write her songs but she certainly doesn't write them ALL BY HERSELF. They couldn't lie to the Grammy nomination people - they had to include ALL writers for nomination purposes. She wasn't on that stage picking that award up by herself. The truth comes out - finally. And the fact that she can't carry a tune in a bucket. Glad to see the cracks showing - she is a hack.

  42. 42

    The girl cannot sing this is not something to be debated this is a fact. I have seem her other performances at concerts and she is just as bad. She needs a vocal coach to teach her how to hit those few notes she can sing. Sure she writes her own songs but at best they are made for 15 year olds. Am sorry but I think the girl is nice and I have nothing against her personally but the music industry giving out awards to someone who in my opinion does not deserve to win is just wrong. If they are going to base awards now on sales then I guess britney spears should have won album of the year when she first came out. How is she going to win best vocal performance against someone like Carrie Underwood? So don't tell me they are not giving out awards base on sales now.

  43. 43

    A french TV channel is re-transmitting the grammys via ( LoggTV.com ) internet television. Sorry, Taylor needs a singing lesson.

  44. laz says – reply to this


    GIVE THE GIRL A BREAK. It was a fairy tale night for her, she won SEVERAL grammys, and she was singing along side a legend in front of everyone and anyone famous. Yeah, I'm surprised she was able to sing AT ALL that night!

  45. laz says – reply to this


    Re: MJJ – People are so jealous of her. Most are just like Kanye… i have a feeling everyone who has said she can't sing, are fans and friends of his.

  46. 46

    Re: laz – Oh, please. She sucks. Stop making lame-brain excuses. She's famous, too, but even Stevie Nicks could sing, on key.

  47. 47

    Serisouly Perez: SHE CANNOT SING. PERIOD. She stinks at performing live. It's just crappy/ And seeing her get album of the year instead of Gaga or Beyonce just proves the point that the Grammy awards lost their touch with reality. If I held a cat by its tail and spun it around it would sound better than her live performance. Oh and TECHNICAL PROBLEM??? REALLY??? How come Gaga, Pink and Beyonce sang JUST FINE? Or was it a conspiracy to make your t-swizzle look like a talentless amateur? SHE SUCKS.

  48. 48

    Re: laz
    I hate Kanye.

  49. 49

    Re: Sherilyn – Exactly. It is all marketing. This was the perfect plan. The only thing she has going for her is that she "writes" her own songs. By writing them I mean she sits in a room with people who graduated from Belmont University who come up with these ideas and she gets a lot of credit from them.

  50. 50

    Re: laz – If by "like Kanye" you mean "honest," then absolutely we are like Kanye.

  51. 51

    She may not be the greatest singer, but she's an incredible songwriter/entertainer and a hell of a lot better role model than most of the other girls out there. People are just looking for excuses to slam her, but things happen. Remember Amy Lee from Evanescence and her out-of-tune piano at the awards show in Vegas?

  52. losky says – reply to this


    im with the crtics! every performance ive seen of hers leaves me questioning why is she getting all these awards? her live performance is terrible. she does not sound like her cds which means her cds are all studio magic. ive heard 5 year olds sing better. shes cute, good writer but when it comes down to it, girl cant sing.

  53. 53

    She suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  54. 54

    It's really too bad that all the people bashing her don't really matter. I mean there are millions of people out there that love her. I admit Taylor is a little weak live, but I still love her songs. It's sad that people can sit and make pages after pages of bashing her when she is more successful then you guys will ever be. Keep doing what you're doing though, you're really proving your point to everyone through comments on a blog site. Jealous is a disease, get well soon. xo.

  55. 55

    Swift is a horrendously boring singer. Her songs all sound the same and her voice has no personality or spirit behind it.

  56. 56

    ummmm you just like her, so she can do no wrong. her preformance was HORRIBLE. she legit can't sing, nor did she deserve any grammy's. country my ass! she's a stupid pop singer who will ru nout of her 5 minutes of fame soon enough

  57. 57

    Yes, yes yes! Scott's always got her back though. He's believed in her since she was 14 and no one else would, just like she believed in him and the potential of his then non-existant label.

  58. 58

    i've seen her live twice and she's sounded great both times. amazing performer! love you taylor!

  59. 59

    Re: PearlyPaige – I totally agree. She is so flat live.
    I mean good for her for trying and for being so successful, but Im so tired of everyone lifting her up to be some kind of Music God when she cant sing.

  60. 60

    The Best Emotional Singer??? I'm sorry but when Gaga sang Speechless, she left me breathless. Now that's pure GENIUS talent. GAGA should have won!

  61. 61

    Re: KristenSmiling!

    THANK YOU! couldn't have said it better myself!!

  62. 62

    Re: KristenSmiling! – That is a very big assumption. And also, the difference here is that we know when to leave the singing to other people and Taylor Swift does not understand that. Jealous? of Taylor Swift? No. She wishes. Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Beyonce? Absolutely.

  63. 63

    She may be an incredible song writer now, but I predict it won't last. You can only write about prince charming and fairy tales for so long. I don't see her transitioning very well at all….considering she can't sing.
    congrats on her grammys, but I still think her wins in the CMA's and Grammy's for Female Country Vocalist were a slap in the face to the other women in the running. If you're going to win an award for being a vocalist, you should be able sing inside and outside the studio.

  64. 64

    I've seen her sound really good live and in addition to that put on an AMAZING show. She's been in the press so much lately and been given so much praise that this backlash was certainly inevitable. you wanna see people give truly awful bad performances "live"? just do a short little net search on the other "singers" that were up against Ms. Swift giving bad live performances. Beyonce, for one uses so much technical wizardry to help her give her so called great performances that it literally wouldn't even have been possible to do around a decade ago.

  65. 65

    She was HORRIBLE and whats up with her look? Stevie Nicks is 3x her age and came across as younger. She needs a new stylist or something. Baggy gramma clothes aren't doin it for ya sweetheart.
    I guess this is what music has come to! From Stevie Nicks to Taylor Swift? UGH!

  66. 66

    Re: LizardKinG – Exactly!

  67. 67

    AWWW Im so tired of this bitch I dont think she deserves any award boring boring boring boring.

  68. 68

    Re: laz – No I can't stand Kanye either. Doesn't he have to "sing" into a machine so that he sounds "ok"? Taylor should do the same. To put her a stage with Stevie Nicks is a huge mistake.
    Today's music is just God-awful.

  69. 69

    SHE HAS NO TALENT!!!!! and yes she rights her own songs, but so does lady gaga and she cant actually sing!!!! people like taylor because shes pretty. she has no talent and kanye west basically made her career. shes also really fake!!! one interview you see her being nice, and then others your see the real taylor take hold and shes a complete bitch! hate her. at least gaga not omly puts out a good cd, she puts on a good performance and has awsome vocals live to back up the fact that her voice is not overproduced in the studio.

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  71. 71

    Gawd she has such an annoying face. She looks like Tinkerbell

  72. 72

    What I would LOVE is for this chick to be recognized as the talentless, insipid, generic hack she is…she should give Kanye a call and thank him for putting her on the map…can't believe she's actually winning awards

  73. 73

    Taylor Swift is probably one of the few singers in the industry that doesn't lipsync or uses songs written for her. Can't she have a bad performance once in a while. She is human after all and screws up just like the rest of us.

  74. 74

    She writes all her songs. Ha, that is something to be proud of? Wow they have such a range of musical and lyrical diversity. NOT.

  75. 75

    she sucks. she really sucks

  76. MEE says – reply to this


    She can't sing…that's a fact..she's a good songwritter and performer..she's cute..but singing isn't forte… that's ok dude..move on.. I'm sure she knows this too..

  77. 77

    Perez-who are u kidding? If this were Lindsay or anyone else other than Tay or GaGa then you'd be calling them out on it. She sucks live period!

  78. 78

    Her singing was horrible on the most important nights. No excuse.

  79. 79

    I think she is terribly overated. She sucks live and has a flat voice. I don't get her popularity!!!

  80. 80

    she won grammys that she didn't deserve and that statement that her label gave was the dumbest excuse i've ever heard. they probably think her performance sucked as well. im just done with her. lady gaga deserved album of the year!!!

  81. 81

    Obviously she cant sing period. Cut the crap and go get some vocal training HUN! oh and Perez u kiss @ss so much its not funny… but she's ur friend right? and friends stick up 4 one another.

  82. 82

    I like Taylor Swift, but she can't sing live at all.

  83. 83

    Re: Kdiddy – pure genius!? WTF MAN? You say that "white horse" and all that crap is "GENIUS"? WHAT? shut up you don't know anything about music. That crap is not music; anyone can write songs for teens (Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers and all that trash) listen to Pink Floyd THAT is pure genius. Taylor Sh*t CAN'T SING and didn't deserved the grammy's. She isn't a good singer and her performance was horrible. And you Perez, stop kissing her ass, you know more than anyone she sucks; and pleeaaseee "technical problem"? PSH, are mere excuses to cover up the big lie of Taylor. But we all know, SHE CAN'T SING. Period.

  84. 84

    No, she's not even a good "emotional" singer. Her singer is squeaky, tense and affectless. She certainly captured a certain zeitgeist but her longevity depends on her being able to express something beyond adolescent teen-girl angst. She suggests to me those emo bands that don't have any fans beyond high-school age because what they sing about is so age-specific. Taylor's audience is a little wider because of all the middle-aged men with crushes on her, but it's really the same thing.

  85. 85

    Technical problems?! Yeah right. She CAN'T sing and she should give her awards back.

  86. PAH says – reply to this


    Re: astroboy – I couldn't agree with you more on this!!!!!! God awful!!!!!!

  87. 87

    She CAN'T sing, get real people, something is fucking wrong with this country when this girl is considered a good singer, stupid shallow idiots.

  88. 88

    No, she always sounds horrible like that. She can't sing for shit. That's what she gets for embarrassing herself like that on tv. Let a real talented singer win.

  89. 89

    i don't think shes a good singer

  90. 90

    Taylor is soo fucking boring, the only reason she won at the grammys was cuz they felt sorry for her for what kanye did to her, she should be thankful cuz before that not alot of ppl knew who she was, ugh she gets on my nerves

  91. 91

    Why is she winning awards over other ARTISTS that obviously have talent, she has none. Album of the year? not in a million years.

  92. 92

    Wow Perez I really just spit my drink up. You agree with that tool? That bitch could NEVER be the best emotional singer. All she sings about are fucking Fairy tales.

  93. 93

    Yeah, Um…I've never seen her sing well live. I do enjoy her music, once it has been recorded and tampered with, but please, for the love of all things holy, don't let her sing live anymore. It's dreadful. "technical difficulty", my ass

  94. 94

    Re: Kdiddy – Oh please. Taylor Swift's writing is the farthest from genius. She's 20 years fucking old, and all she writes about are fairy tales. Like freaking Demi lovato can out write her. Shes nothing special.

  95. lolli says – reply to this



  96. 96

    you would "totally believe it" but if it were miley cyrus up there who sang like shit you would make some witty pun about how she can't sing. you're such a hypocrite and an ass kisser. taylor swift doesn't like you she just pretends so you write nice stuff about her, like this! fatty

  97. 97

    why do u insist on calling her t-swizzle? its a piss take. anyways, shes not a great singer but shes deffo better that gag gag.

  98. 98

    in what world is taylor swift the best singer of anything? she cant hit a note right. she is AWFUL.
    theres nothing special about this girl. I still dont get how she beat Carrie Underwood, who obviously can sing. taylors songs are all about teen love. who the hell, besides teens, want anything to do with it???? she will be done in 2 years. TOPS!

  99. k-lee says – reply to this


    Blah. I am annoyed that Taylor beat Beyonce and Carrie Underwood. What in the hell?!!!! Who runs this award?

  100. 100

    my 12 year old thinks she's lame…hang it up!

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