Friday, March 27, 2009

Smokey Robinson...Not so "smokin"


So this week on American Idol the top 10 attempted their best renditions of Motown's greatest hits. The guest artist this week was none other than music legend, Smokey Robinson. Of course the Idols were almost spellbound in his presence and like weeks before had the opportunity to work with him one-on-one. Mr. Robinson seemed genuinely glad to be there and offered encouraging words to the Idol hopefuls. As I watched him throughout the show I kept thinking to myself...how old is this man?? I mean when he spoke about many of his colleagues from back in the day, it was mainly in past tense. He is no spring chicken, but his face is abnormally youthful. It is apparent that he has had a facial tune up. It is rumored that he has undergone a face lift, brow lift, a possible rhinoplasty, laser treatments, and injections. I am all for keeping things young looking for as long as possible, but he had that "surprised" look to his face that never went away. I just wish it wasn't so tight looking. Despite all of his "freshening" up attempts he still sings as if a year has not passed. His voice is truly amazing and it is obvious what an amazing gift he possesses!!

5 comments:

  1. Fact: He looks like a cartoon character
    how horrible....poor guy

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  2. Its the black Ken doll! He looks soooo plastic. He looked better before. Oh wells.

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  3. OMG smokey must have his chest as his face on that last photo. it looks as if he can't blink or close his eyes. The skin is so tightened up it looks like its gronna break! The hairline has also moved up quite a bit. DAAAANG!

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  4. It's just plain scary. Good grief, just enjoy life, we all get older. Its clearly not the Smokey Robinson I knew, he looks completly different. Perhaps he married someone much younger and he wants to remain younger looking, only he didn't accomplish this, he just looks weird.

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  5. smokey looks the same on the inside (beautiful)and thats what counts! everyone ages as they get older. it means aging gracefully and thats what he does. i read somewhere that he had an anuerism in the 1990s and had work done but it needed to be done! remember, his mother died of a cerebral hemorrage (internal brain bleeding)so stop talking cuz you dont know what youre talking about! anyone who says that he looks awful, youre just jealous and you want/need attention!

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