If you caught Josh Groban's PBS special over the weekend, it should have been obvious that the curly-haired crooner lacked the talent and larger-than-life persona to pull off a gig of such high stature on prestigious PBS backed by a full orchestra.
At times, Groban - for-all-the-world - came across like a lonely minstrel lost in a sea of emptiness he was unable to fill due to a lack of range of skills which are a prerequisite for such a bold undertaking on the live! stage.
Many of the mediocre (ho hum) tunes did not suit his voice - while a handful were downright undistinguished - at best.
Notwithstanding, the popular crooner (who causes middle-aged women get wet in the panties) is unable to carry a live! concert because he has yet to transform into a seasoned pro worthy of the tribute.
Groban is better suited for cameo appearanes on local talk shows and on easy-listening radio stations where a rich masculine voice (such as his) has an appropriate venue to reach out, resonate, and entertain in the mainstream.
In contrast, a PBS special last night featuring four celebrated opera singers, managed to touch, uplift, and inspire.
Josh, pay attention to the heavyweights.
For good reason!
Now, you'll have to excuse me as I prepare for an onslaught of hate mail from the Grobanites (Josh's loyal dedicated fans).