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segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2012

Elton John advises Madonna to 'lip-synch good'

'X Factor' Champ Melanie Amaro is 'Singing Princess Warrior' in Super Bowl Ad, and Elton John's the King 

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If you watched more than ten continuous minutes of The X Factor USA this fall, you know that part of the winner's massive prize package was the chance to star in a Pepsi commercial during the Super Bowl. Along with that $5 million recording contract, Simon Cowell lauded the commercial as a huge opportunity for the winner to go from rising star to superstar.

On Sunday, February 5, season 1 champMelanie Amaro will finally get her big moment. And another big name is joining her in the spot: Sir Elton John. But that'sKing Elton to Melanie, as she explained the concept of the ad to EW:

"Well, basically I'm a singing princess warrior. [Laughs] And me being the singing princess warrior, I have to try to get the entire kingdom some of the sacred treasure, and the sacred treasure is, of course, Pepsi. I have to go through the talent part of the being in front of the king at his court [to get the treasure], and my talent was, of course, to sing. So I sing, I blow his mind, and I get everybody to have some of the Pepsi. I don't think I'm going to tell you any more than that. I think I'll let everybody wait until they see the commercial, because there's some special surprise guests in there that I think everybody is going to enjoy."

No need for more, Melanie. That about says it all! But, as pictures do this spectacle so much more justice than words ever could, here's Good Morning America with some sneak peek footage from the shoot, and an interesting angle on the ad:

Granted, the ABC interview is with Elton, so they're looking at this as his commercial. But with so much focus on the legend and so little on his "talent show winner" co-star, the question is no longer what Melanie's Super Bowl ad will be like. The question now seems to be whether it's Melanie's at all. Will she end up getting outshined in a commercial whose original purpose -- as her X Factor benefactors promised, anyway -- was to make her shine?

Read the full EW interview for more from Melanie about her filming experience with Elton and her forthcoming album, which she says she'll start recording "pretty soon."

Elton John advises Madonna to 'lip-synch good' during her Super Bowl show (while dressed as a king)

Elton John appears on ABC
Oh Elton. We wouldn't want you any other way.
Elton John was always going to get Madonna back for beating him to a Golden Globe this month and - much to his own (and our) amusement - he saved his attack for live television.
The 64 year old said: "Make sure you lip-synch good".During an appearance on America TV earlier, Elton was asked what advice he had for Madonna ahead of her half time performance at Sunday's Super Bowl. At this point, a mischievous Elton saw his opportunity for revenge and he took it.
The 64 year old said: "Make sure you lip-synch good".
Madonna at the New York premiere of W.E. at the Ziegfeld Theater (Pic: Getty Images)
Madge will appear in the half time show at this year's Super Bowl
Elton then went on to imply that Madonna's Super Bowel show will be rubbish, saying: "I’ve never seen a decent one. Never ever.You have to play live, but I don’t think you can. In all fairness to everyone who’s done one before, you may be able to sing live, but it’s really hard to play live."
Elton John appears on ABC
Elton slammed Madonna while dressed as a king. Weird.
Elton's catty comments are sure to make Madonna feel a tad under pressure, with the singer rehearsing solidly for the last two weeks. It's thought that she will sing four songs, including Vogue and Give Me All Your Luvin (spelt that way to make sure everyone still think she's cool), while bendy types from Cirque du Soleil prance about in the background.
Elton John looks glum as Madonna wins an award at the Golden Globes 2012
Elton's face when she beat him at the Globes
Although Madonna is yet to snipe back at Elton, the Brit has been on her back since she beat him to Best Original Song at the Golden Globes two weeks ago. Speaking before the event on the red carpet, Elton was offended that Madge had even made it into the category, telling reporters she had no "f***ing chance of winning" over him.
Elton John appears on ABC
Elton appears in the official super bowl advert... dressed like this
And after she did win, Elton's husband David Furnish wrote on Facebook: "Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism."
If Madonna's speech was embarrassing, then Elton's behaviour before - and since - is like, way embarrassing. And we're not even mentioning the fact that he was dressed as an actual king while doing this interview.

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