, which was taped last week and aired on CBS last night. On the one hand, this is the sort of “looking back into the past” performance that one thought would have aired on the VMAs Sunday night, what with the run-up to the ceremony touting the whole 25th-anniversary aspect of the show. On the other hand, the pitching of the song is kind of weird, and Rihanna’s charisma is, uh, sort of lacking when you compare it to Madge’s–for further evidence of that, peep the clip I’ve placed after the jump–and I can’t help but wonder whether or not she can identify more than, say, two or three of the fashion icons who are name-checked during the bridge. One thing’s for sure, though: Ri-Ri sure likes playing the whole “illusion of wearing a really big dress” card.
Rihanna – Vogue [YouTube]
Madonna – Vogue MTV [YouTube]
Yeah, I don’t know about Rihanna’s performance of “Vogue” on