She is HOSTING — and she’s brought Robyn as the musical guest. This forgives approximately 50% of Perry’s crimes against popular culture; the other 50% will require some serious community service time logged at the side of the highway with a litter-picker. (Via)
A word on the “celebrity wear” portion of our day: Hilarity. What is expected of the children during this event seems to be murky, and so it was one big, costumed free for all. Some children would merely roam the stage and nod at the judges, much as they did in the former event. Others would launch into full-on performances, like Mia, who sang “Animal Crackers in My Soup” into a hands-free mic, and then launched into a bizarre, interpretive coda in which she ran around banging a pair of spoons.
I assume you’ve read this already, but if not, you should.
The best piece on the Internet about the whole situation, for the record; cogently explains what’s happening, what might happen in the future, and how much you should be concerned. (Short version: be moderately concerned, but not extremely concerned.)