Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hope for Haiti concert


Yes, this is indeed a rare Sunday night post. I am sitting here watching the Saints/Vikings and hoping the Saints will pull it out. Sorry Vikings fans, don't hate me. Anyhoo, unless you've been under a rock, you know that on Friday night, many of the major networks aired "Hope for Haiti", a concert presented to raise funds for Haiti relief. It was a wonderful event for a truly great cause. Many of Hollywood's finest gave their time: some manned phone lines, and roughly 12 artists treated the masses to some great live performances. Among the performers were Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, and several others. However, one of the BEST, if not THE best performance came from none other than Justin Timberlake. Along with singer/songwriter Matt Morris, Timberlake performed Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujuah". The duo was in my opinion, AMAAAZING! The harmony was impeccable. I enjoyed many of the performances, but this one really almost made me throw my shoe at the TV, and I mean that in a good way. If you didn't see it, here is a look at Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris' version of "Hallelujuah".

BTW, did you see the concert? If so, what did you think of the performances? Who did you like?


  1. I liked many of the performances that night but also seeing the stories of hope from Haiti.

  2. I really liked Mary's performance, it almost made cry. They were all pretty good, but Alicia's performance was just odd. I was wondering why she kept screaming throughout it.

  3. PJD-agree the stories of hope were good. That Guy- welcome. I definitely thought Mary J was really good. It was one of her better performances- very controlled. I think Alicia was really feeling it, but it did come across as screaming at points.