Monday, May 22, 2006

Nelly Furtado

I first heard Nelly Furtado in 2000. She was on Much Music which is the Canadian version of MTV. She had no exposure here at all when I first saw her on TV. I really liked her and bought her debut CD. She played at Lilith and seemed to be growing in popularity. Then she fell off radar for a while. I hadn't heard much about her since 2002 so imagine my surprise when she was on Saturday Night Live this past Saturday and she showed up looking like the spawn of Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas and the Pussycat Dolls. ARGH! That's not even the worst part. The worst part was that the songs she sang were TERRIBLE. Seriously awful. It was disappointing. I know that she has always said that hip hop was always a big influence on her, but I miss the cute, guitar playing Nelly Furtado that didn't look like a $2 hooker. Besides that, I'm all for hip hop, but damn, it at least has to be be good hip hop. I don't know WTF happened with her.