Rating The Last Five Super Bowls

MiannaFresh off the heels of Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance, lets take a look back at the last five to see who was the best, and who was the worst.

2013-Beyonce

2012-Madonna

2011- The Black Eyed Peas

2010- The Who

2009- Bruce Springsteen

Number five – The Who. The Who were not bad under any circumstance, but compared to the rest of the list their performance was not up to par. They did not have as much energy as the rest of the artists and were somewhat forgettable.

Number four on the list is Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen did a remarkable job drawing in the audience at the beginning of his performance. He sang exceptionally and the crowd looked like they were having the time of their lives.

Number three surprisingly goes to The Black Eyed Peas. Their set was creative and energetic. The use of dancers and stage lights was entertaining and fun. Special guests Usher and Slash also helped this performance come in at number 3.

Number two is Madonna. She showed that she still had what it takes to be an amazing performer. The performance showed the full Madonna as she sang old and new hits. Her special guests LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A, and Cee Lo Green completed the show and put it over the top.

And the best goes to Beyonce. Not only did she prove her talent during this performance, but she lived up to her “Queen B” nickname. The set was incredible and a big moment came when rumors were confirmed and Destiny’s Child (Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams) reunited on the stage.

How would you rank the last five performances? Who would you like to see perform at next years Super Bowl and years to come?

Hannah - This Week's Adoptable Pooch from The Grand Strand Humane Society

HannahHannah is a 2-3 month old pit mix pup (although a REALLY small one) available for adoption at the Grand Strand Humane Society.  Plenty of “play” in her tank, and she’s got a serious curiosity streak in her, too.  Too cute and very playful.  Go by and see her or her kennel or kitty mates at the Grand Strand Humane Society during their normal business hours.   For more information, visit their website here!

Teen Pop Acts: Then & Now

MiannaWith Justin Timberlake’s new single ‘Suit & Tie’ out, and news of New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees and Boys II Men teaming up for a package tour, do you ever wonder where your other favorite pop starts from the 90’s and 2000’s are today? What do these comebacks mean for the newer pop stars in the industry now?

The Backstreet Boys have six albums and have won over 70 awards from 1995-2010. All five of the Backstreet Boys are back together again after Kevin Richardson left the band in 2006 to pursue other interests. According to The Huffington Post, Richardson told ‘GMA’ that 2013 was going to be a big year for them.

Hanson shot to the top of the charts in 1997 with their hit ‘MMMbop’ and has released five albums since then. They have sold millions of records and launched their own record company, 3CG Records in 2003. According to Hanson’s website, they are back in the studio and working towards releasing an album mid 2013. Who is excited for that? No, seriously, who is excited for that?

The Spice Girls reunited to sing at the summer 2012 Olympic Games and there are rumors of Destiny’s Child reuniting at the Super Bowl; although they are unconfirmed. We can see that bands are making a comeback, but what about the solo artists?

Jesse McCartney shows off his acting skills as he joins the new season of Army Wives, and according to E Online he is set to guest star on an episode of Ben and Kate in February.    Aaron Carter, BSB Nick’s little brother, is going on tour starting in February 2013. Check out his website http://aaroncarternow.com/ to see the full list of dates!

Avril Lavigne is also coming out with new music per her tweet:   “New music ready very soon. Thanks for being so supportive and patient. I’m doing my best in every way. Thanks xo,” said Lavigne.

Do you think Carter’s tour and Lavigne’s new music will thrust them back to stardom? Or are they just last desperate attempts to keep their fame alive while making some money?

Then there’s this…having seen comeback success and failure, do you think artists such as Justin Bieber, members of One Direction and The Wanted have what it takes to have continued success for years to come?

If Beyonce Lip-Synched, What's The Big Deal?

MiannaControversy surrounds Beyonce; rumors spread about her performance at the Inauguration, and the question remains: did she sing The National Anthem live or was the performance pre-recorded?   Some are outraged at the thought that this performance may have been taped, but honestly is this really as big a deal as people are making it out to be?

There are certain scenarios where a singer needs to pre-record their song. We know that Beyonce can sing; she has an amazing voice. Is it possible this performance was just recorded to assure it went smoothly?    When Jon Stewart interviewed Jennifer Lopez on The Daily Show last Tuesday, he asked for her reaction, from a performer’s point of view…

“Sometimes it happens, when you’re in certain stadiums and certain venues, they do pre-record things, because you’re gonna have that terrible slap back,” Lopez said.

There are still those who claim Beyonce did in fact sing live, with evidence to prove it. Ian Shepard is a veteran recording engineer who broke down the evidence…

“She’s so good that her pre-recorded and live vocal are almost identical,” Shepard said. “That’s why it’s so hard to figure out and that’s why you look for quirks or technical issues.”

But what if it was taped? Would it be worse if she sang live and the slap back affected her and she performed badly?   Which scenario was preferable?

Angie - this week's adoptable kitten from the Grand Strand Humane Society

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Angie is a four-month old kitten, recently fixed and ready for adoption at the Grand Strand Humane Society!  She’s a purring machine and LOVES to be held!  Stop by and see her  or her other  cat or dog friends (plenty of kittens, by the way) at the Grand Strand Humane Society during their normal business hours.  For hours of operation and directions, visit them here!