Leona Lewis: Almost As Competent As David Coverdale

Aug 25th, 2008 // 11 Comments

I’m guessing Robert Plant got a bit of a chuckle from the Olympics’ closing ceremony yesterday, which featured his former bandmate Jimmy Page performing “Whole Lotta Love” with British semi-superstar Leona Lewis in honor of China handing off ownership of the Summer Games to the UK. While Lewis’ Aguilera-like run through the song was decent, if fairly predictable, one commenter on a fake YouTube clip of the event pointed out that “You have to admire the subtle genius of choosing a song about the size of Robert Plant’s dick as the theme for the handover to London 2012.” Although given all the speculation about Michael Phelps this year, maybe the song choice was super-appropriate? Anyway, for the fashion-conscious among you who are wondering just what on earth Lewis is wearing at the outset of the song, I’ve posted a better-resolution shot after the jump.


I was hoping she’d get to move around while wearing that big mess of ruffles–it would have looked like an animatronic wedding cake!–but alas, she was merely standing in a structure that was designed to look like her outfit. Oh honey, Mariah would have absolutely figured out a way to make the skirt walk with her.

Leona Lewis & Jimmy Page. Live. [Dailymotion]

  1. Chris N.

    There is little in life as dependably batshit crazy as Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.

  2. Anonymous

    Could someone please stage an intervention for Jimmy Page? He needs to retire now, before he does his career serious harm in his attempt to keep up with himself.

  3. Maura Johnston

    @anibundel: Dude, it’s way too late.

  4. Anonymous

    Oooh…David Coverdale woulda been AWESOME.

  5. Anonymous

    Good Christ, that was boring. I guess the jet lag between London and Beijing put Leona to sleep.

  6. janine

    @anibundel: Sorry, but the man can do no wrong. I’m not the best person to try to speak rationally about Jimmy page, but I’m never, ever unhappy to see him.

  7. Chris Molanphy

    Jimmy needs to avoid gigs like this, because Leona’s big, dead eyes would have hypnotized him into submission.

  8. Rob Murphy

    I think there’s also a “bend it like Beckham” joke in here, but I’m way too lazy to find it.

  9. cockfightbarmitzvah

    I heard the Olympic Committee replaced the original Jimmy Page with the cuter one shown here.

  10. angshu

    Right. So this is 2008, and the powers that be still think that a has-been guitar hero type out of Almost Famous has any place representing London town? It’s embarrassing and someone ought to have a word.

  11. Kate Richardson

    Glad you found a way to work Michael Phelps’ huge penis into this post. That’s why I love this site.

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