The Dress That Killed The Already-Dead Grammys

Nobody had really heard of Joy Villa before she hit the red carpet at the Grammys last night. Villa never won a Grammy. She’s never even been nominated as a finalist. Then she showed up wearing a “Make America Great Again” gown complete with a literal Trump train–“Trump” written in sparkles on the dress’s train.

Predictably, the left collectively gasped in horror.

There’s only one political opinion allowed at Hollywood-dominated awards shows. It took a nobody like Villa with nothing to lose to pierce the liberal bubble. They should be grateful it got pierced.

The Grammys (like TV Guide) have been dying for a long time.

“The Grammys always used to be called ‘music’s biggest night.’ But from the slew of stars who seem to be either boycotting or haven’t submitted material or it seems to be they won’t be showing up due to prior commitments, it seems to be the party no one RSVPed to,” said New York-based music critic Sowmya Krishnamurthy.

Like everything else bearing President Trump’s mark, perhaps the Grammys will benefit from the dress-trolling (even the normally boring White House press briefings are getting noticeably better ratings). And Villa now gets to enjoy (if that’s the right word) some–ahem–enhanced time in the spotlight, thought it will likely not help her singing career.

Oh, and in case you missed it, in 2015, former President Obama “dropped in” on the 2015 Grammys with a video about women and domestic violence. Ratings for that year were ” down 14% in the [18-49] demo and 11% in overall audience from last year.”

We don’t know how 2017’s Grammys did in the ratings (Variety’s reviewer expressed disappointment with the show). The Trump dress might be the highlight of what’s become music’s most boring night.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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