Natasha Bedingfield's Donna Summer tribute gets short shrift at Billboard Music Awards 2012
Singer Natasha Bedingfield took the stage and had to introduce herself, as she was the one doing the "tribute." She also was stumbling over her intro, though maybe there was a teleprompter problem.
Bedingfield started to sing "Last Dance," Summer's 1978 disco hit that is a great tribute song, while photographs of Donna played behind Bedingfield on a screen. So that was fine - but then just as Bedingfield got the fun, fast part, the show cut away to promote a tribute to Taylor Swift and then cut to commercial.
Well done, show. A Billboard Music Tribute: When you care enough to send the very best. Seriously, we know she just died three days ago, but if the Grammys can slap a Whitney tribute together in a few hours time, surely three days is enough for Billboard.