BogoGog24 May 19, 2014 Share May 19, 2014 Yeah I do agree that I think Harry made all the judges step up their game, to the point that even JLo was giving good, honest critiques (at least in comparison to her previous seasons) But then it was clear later on they were told to follow a script, which is a massive shame since they are all better judges when they give their honest feedback. The entire show is better when they just let things flow naturally instead of scripting everything. I actually am in the minority who did not believe Harry was "slut shaming" Emily- I believe what he actually meant was that if she wants to sing sexy lyrics, then she needs to embody that. Emily was very awkward trying to be sexy, like she was playing dress up in her mom's clothes and trying to portray her idea of some sexy rockstar. I think what he was trying to say is that IF she is going to sing lyrics like that, she has to sing them with confidence and BE what she's singing about. And so his question "Is that what you really want to be singing about?" was kind of asking her "Are you sure this is how you want to be portrayed as an artist?" I get the feeling he probably thinks lyrics talking about sex are the lowest common denominator as far as music goes and so he was asking her if this was how she really wanted to portray herself as a singer, a sexed up 18 year old. I didn't really view it as "slut shaming", just an honest question if this was what she wanted to do and if so, she needs to do it convincingly. My point was, however, that he did not say the same thing to Sam when he was singing about domestic violence and a night at the bar in We Are Young, quite suggestive lyrics for a then-17-year-old to sing. If he's going to question a young performer about the kind of lyrics they're singing, he needs to say it to everyone, not just one person, male or female. If he's going to berate Jessica about her lack of natural rhythm (which he was definitely right about and I completely agreed with him), then he needs to tell Alex to drop the guitar for once or move out from the mic stand and quit the awkward pee pee dance. I think a lot of people don't necessarily have a problem with Harry's harsh but astute critiques- they have an issue with the fact he says it to some people and lets others slip by. Link to comment
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