Archive for the ‘On The Tube’ Category

Watch Katy Perry Play Meteorologist & Butcher Australian City Names On An Oz News Broadcast

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
katy perry weather report
Talking On Air
"Dark Horse" Video
Watch Katy & Juicy J in the colorful visual. Read More »

Katy Perry‘s traveling Down Under and for her latest trick, she stopped by Sydney’s 7 Sunrise today (March 5) to take a stab at being a meteorologist. Brandishing a ”nifty wand that all weather reporters use,” the superstar stepped in front of the LCD screen showing a map of Australia and delivered the day’s forecasts, mispronouncing several major city names along the way.

By the end, she gave up, calling Hobart “Hogwart’s” and channeling Kristen Wiig for the big finish at Perth. It was stupidly amusing, but I feel bad for the people who actually needed a weather report. Although, as Perry pointed out, “If you don’t understand all this, I’m sure you have an app on your phone.”

Check it out up top. More »

Watch Phantogram Perform “The Day You Died” On ‘Letterman’

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
phantogram letterman
Synth Blues

It’s been a couple weeks since Phantogram dropped their sophomore album Voices, which has quietly climbed its way to the No. 11 spot on the Billboard 200. The week of its release, they brought “Black Out Days” and “Fall In Love” to Jimmy Kimmel Live, which probably gave them a sales boost, and on their Letterman stint last night (March 4), they performed deep cut “The Day You Died.”

The plaintive song brings to mind a more expansive version of The xx, and it makes Sarah Barthel’s vocals the centerpiece, which seemed to be a theme on the album. Check it out up top.  More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Bonnie Raitt Cover Has Coaches Fighting Over Audra McLaughlin

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
The Voice Recap
the voice sisaundra aretha
ICYMI: Check out our recap of Monday's episode. Read More »

Picky, picky, picky! As Blake Shelton, Shakira, Adam Levine and Usher’s contestant slots fill up, The Voice coaches are getting stingier with their red buttons. Coach Levine only spun once on Tuesday night (March 4) and has yet to file a complaint that his chair is broken.

This season’s crop of talented contestants has all four coaches compiling some of the strongest Voice teams to date. So…yeah…no more “so so’s” have been sneaking through the Blind Auditions. Sorry, kids: this isn’t Season 1.

The standards are high, but some contestants are delivering. Here’s who wowed their way to the next round. More »

‘Glee’ Recap: The Gang All Fight, Kiss & Make Up (Plus Demi Lovato Returns) in “Trio”

Mar 5th, 2014 // Comment
Glee's 100th Episode
glee 100th episode album music songs
See the song list & plot for the upcoming celebration. Read More »

The seniors at McKinley High are already getting sentimental for their impending graduation. (We seriously don’t think Tina’s fully prepared for this emotional roller coaster. It’s Season 5 — has she looked into therapy yet?)  Between their nostalgia and the bickering between former roommates Rachel (Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera), tensions are running pretty high this episode. More »

Watch Idina Menzel Perform ‘Frozen’ Hit “Let It Go” With Classroom Instruments On ‘Fallon’

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment
idina menzel let it go fallon classroom
Class Clowns
Oscar Performances
pink oscars
Watch Pink, U2, Idina Menzel & more at the Academy Awards. Read More »

Idina Menzel, the stunning voice behind Frozen hit “Let It Go,” had a chance to redeem herself after an Oscar performance that saw her racing the beat, which was likely due to her being shaken after John Travolta flubbed the introduction by calling her “Adele Dazim.” So what better way to brush it off and belt out the song than with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots using classroom instruments?

The Tony winner stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday (March 3) for the video, following in the footsteps of Robin Thicke and Carly Rae Jepsen, who both brought their viral hits to the Fallon classroom back when he hosted Late Night.

Check out the playful (and already viral) rendition up top. More »

‘The Voice’ Recap: Sisaundra Lewis Wows Coaches With An Aretha Franklin Cover

Mar 4th, 2014 // Comment

The Voice on Monday night (March 3) was riddled with regret. Coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher were filled with second guesses any time they did not turn their chairs for would-be contestants. Going for the title of “nicest panel on television,” the coaches issued more impassioned “Why’s?” than Nancy Kerrigan after that ’94 Olympics kneecapping incident as they mourned the overlooked contestants.

Come now, coaches, time to face facts: not everyone’s a winner. Just ask Tonya Harding. (Olympics jokes are still timely, right??)

Though those who choked during the Blind Auditions are likely still keeping the bleeding heart coaches up at night, it’s time to focus on the winners. Read on to see who made it through. More »

Oscars 2014: Watch Pink, U2, Idina Menzel & Bette Midler’s Performances

Mar 3rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
pink oscars
Pink Slays At The Oscars
Oscars: Pharrell
pharrell happy academy awards oscars
Watch him sing "Happy" at the Academy Awards. Read More »

For a ceremony honoring the year in cinema, there was an awful lot of pop music stealing attention away from all the movie stars at the 2014 Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2). Acts like Pharrell, U2, Bette Midler and Pink crashed the party for some stirring performances amidst all the speeches and montages. We already got you that Pharrell performance (here it is if you missed it), and now we’re rounding up the rest.

U2 performed their Oscar-nominated track “Ordinary Love” drum circle-style, with Bono working the crowd as usual. Idina Menzel (or, “Adele Dazim” according to John Travolta) belted out the eventual Best Original Song winner “Let It Go” from Frozen. Pink was on hand, sans trapeze, for a performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to celebrate The Wizard Of Oz turning 75. And the legendary Bette Midler made her Oscar performance debut with “Wind Beneath My Wings” following the In Memoriam montage.

Check out Pink up top, and head below for the rest of the performances.  More »

Oscars 2014: Watch Pharrell Williams Perform “Happy” At The Academy Awards

Mar 2nd, 2014 // 2 Comments
pharrell happy academy awards oscars
Clap Along!
Oscars: Song Winner
frozen let it go
"Let It Go" from Frozen wins Best Original Song. Read More »

The shorts! THE HAT! The chart-topping anthem! Pharrell Williams made an early splash on Oscar night by opting for a pants-less look on the red carpet. Then he went and got Academy Award nominees Meryl Streep, Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams on their feet by jumping into the audience during his performance of Best Original Song contender “Happy,” a tune that also happens to be the #1 single in both the US and the UK this week.

Watch Pharrell don another piece of headline-grabbing headwear and belt out his joyous Despicable Me 2 smash at the Oscars above. More »

Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J Perform “Talkin’ Bout” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Feb 28th, 2014 // Comment
wiz khalifa juicy j kimmel
Taylor Gang Takeover
"Dark Horse" Video
Watch Katy & Juicy J in the colorful visual. Read More »

Improbable Oscar winner and Hot 100 chart-topper Juicy J stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for a pair of songs off Stay Trippy. For the first, he was joined by his Taylor Gang pal Wiz Khalifa for head-bobber “Talkin’ Bout.” Wiz, who had hook duties as well as a verse, looked like a complete goofball stoner wizard in his sweatsuit, and I mean that as a compliment.

For the second song, Juicy performed “Bounce It,” which undeniably translates through the TV better (probably because it’s a better song). Check out “Talkin’ Bout” up top and head below to watch “Bounce It.” More »

John Mayer Trio Performs “After Midnight” On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch

Feb 28th, 2014 // Comment
john mayer trio late night
Guitar (Face) God
The Trio Returns
john mayer
John & the gang are working on a new album. Read More »

A (newly single) John Mayer reunited his John Mayer Trio for their first TV performance in roughly five years on Late Night with Seth Meyers Thursday (February 27). Mayer was decked out in dad-wave (or is it #normcore now?), wearing a cardigan and transitions lenses for their cover of JJ Cale‘s “After Midnight.” The attire fit the jazzy coffeehouse vibe of the performance, which felt decades older than Mayer’s and Meyers’ demographics but offered up some solid solos.

Joining bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan for the stint were Chick Corea, Manolo Madrena and Wallace Roney. Check it out up top and read Mayer’s tweet about the gig below. More »