NO NO MOBO [REVIEW]0 Monday October 10 2011 Written by flyprints
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I watched the MOBOs last week and I wish I could say I was impressed. If I’m completely honest the twitter commentary was more entertaining than the show itself. I have a lot of respect for Kanya King and everything she’s achieved. However these are some suggestions I feel may make the awards show better.
It’s time to move the show back to London. Jessie J’s opening number “Do it Like A Dude” wasn’t to my taste but half the crowd looked like they were ready for bed and the other half were already there. The crowd was DEAD, as in six feet under never coming back again DEAD. If they don’t appreciate the MOBO’s in Glasgow there are plenty of other cities in the UK not just London who would.
The categories need to be revised. Grime and Hip Hop are not interchangeable as far as I’m concerned and it shows a lack of understanding of both genres. More thought needs to go into who the nominees are too. I loved Adele’s last album “21” but it wasn’t RnB nor was it soul although definitely influenced by “Music of Black Origin”. She stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the other nominees like Omar and Marsha Ambrosious. Adele deserves a MOBO just in another category.
Please don’t let the public vote or if you do don’t nominate artists in multiple categories unless absolutely necessary. Jessie J won in four categories and it was boring. A lot of people complained about Wretch 32 going home with nothing but that’s life when the public vote. Remember a few years back when Sean Kingston won Best Reggae act just because he sang “mash up my mind” with a twang in Beautiful Girls.
The performances need a little more oommmffff. Katy B tried and Alexis Jordan sang her little heart out but it wasn’t enough. I want more of a spectacle MTV music awards style. I did enjoy Wretch 32’s performance though. It had drums, women, glitter and guitars- what more could you want? Traktor never gets old and some of the shapes those dancers were throwing made me wince (in a good way). Boyz II Men performing at the end was a nice little surprise.
Please do not invite Jason Derulo back again. He had no chemistry with Alesha Dixon. That is all.