It’s always worth making sure you check the run time on a youtube video you click on, just to make sure there are no surprises.
I thought, a ha! another Christmas awards show performance of “Luv” I haven’t seen! So I settled in comfortably with the familiar cadences of The Greatest Pop Song Of All Time and all the lustrous ambience A Pink roll out for its performances, when suddenly my head is snapped by the disappearance of A Pink from the stage and their replacement by some coed set of three-year-olds, bizarrely backed up by adultish women in vaguely louche schoolboy outfits [NB: Now seriously, what was that look about–‘I just got out of bed with my math tutor nekkid and had to answer the door’ chic?]. Okay, some end-of-year kookiness, but it means A Pink are going to come back out and finish “Mr Chu”, right? Uhm, right? Oh . . . oh . . .
And then we’re just cranking right along into “No No No” and it’s like, holy crap, they’ve taken away A Pink and just left us with these kindergartners who are going to perform the whole flipping A Pink catalog here. What the hey– oh thank God, thank God, A Pink’s back on the stage! Yeah okay kids, it’s a dream come true for you, I know, you got to perform with A Pink nowgettheheckoutofAPink’swayalready!!!
–No offense, but really, I’m not altogether sure those boys should’ve been doing A Pink-ish choreo. The arm movements were a little too . . . florid. I mean, shouldn’t it just be the little girls doing A Pink and then the boys could just be hanging back and acting a little more, you know, masculine?
And are little boys really that much taller than their age-peer females, btw? Are they two grades ahead or something? Wait, are these the kids from that reality tv show with the kids? The ones with the dad or whatever? I mean, I think their dad’s famous or something? Eh, I don’t know.
Anyway, it was great when it was “Luv” but then it just became this bizarre jamboree, which I guess in hindsight is cute and it’s great that A Pink can be the Nation’s Girl Group and the kids love it and everything. But really, A Pink should’ve come back on for “Mr. Chu”.