But whether she did or didn't is not the point here. The point is that in the age of Idol/X-Factor/The Voice did we expect to hear some imperfection? Really. Think about it. It's cold, she's singing a difficult piece outside, it's hard to hear, etc... Shouldn't it be a little "pitchy" (a term none of us should know but do)?
Ultimately, what does this say about our human nature? Are we constantly looking for the big screw up? Do we anticipate doom, nay, HOPE for it? Did we secretly plot for the incredibly beautiful Beyonce' to tumble down the risers before she even got to open her mouth?
And what does this say about marketing and advertising (yeah, you knew I'd have to get back to that eventually)? If your customers, clients and patients are anticipating the worst what are you doing to set them up for a better experience? Do they get what they expect? Is it lip synced or live? Do they walk out with something better than they came in with? I promise, it's a lot easier than singing the National Anthem.
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