Clearly VH1 decided to make significant changes in the 2004 Diva's Live Show. The pacing was much increased in an effort to keep the audience engrossed in each performance. The use of the stage "in the round" was effective in showcasing each performer from each angle (so no-one would fall asleep like at previous VH1 Divas live shows.) Unfortunately, it took VH1 this long to invite Patti LaBelle, a true Diva by universal standards. In fact, I hate referring to her as a "diva" b/c the term is so grossly overplayed in today's society. At 60 years young, Patti LaBelle stole the show without even trying.
Unfortunately she is sometimes accused of "stealing the show" with her outrageous performances, such as kicking off shoes, rolling on the floor, and her vocal acrobatics. In this VH1 show Patti LaBelle demonstrated that she has not slowed down one bit after nearly half a century of show stopping standing ovations. Patti was graceful, elegant, sexy at 60, and sang her ass off. I tip my hat to her as usual and pray for another 6 decades of her magic. She's a woman who is as generous w/ her time dedicated to charities, special causes, and is the national spokesperson for many campaigns, including the Minority Aids Campaign. I've said way too much and my fingers are tired......so in conclusion....... She is one bad ass power house woman who deserves much more attention than she gets. I also fear for others who have to sing w/ her on stage..... poor things. (Although Cindy Lauper held her own as they worked their very different styles together.) THE END. PHEWWWWW........
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