Record Label Defends Taylor Swift's Grammy Performance

Even though Taylor Swift had a stellar night at last week's Grammy Awards, walking away with four statues including album of the year, there's been a major backlash against the 20-year-old since her slightly off-key performance with music icon Stevie Nicks. But Swift's record label is defending their star, claiming everyone has an off night.

"This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note," Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta told The Associated Press. "This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It's not about that technically perfect performance."

The record label big-wig said Swift's less-than-perfect vocals were a result of a combination of factors.

"We had a volume problem in the ear. So she was concerned that she wasn't able to hear everything in the mix... That's just part of live TV... You're going to have difficulties on occasion," he said. "Maybe she's not the best technical singer, but she's probably the best emotional singer because everybody else who gets up there and is technically perfect, people don't seem to want more of it," he added. "She's an extraordinary songwriter and her vocal performances are getting better. Everybody is not perfect on any given day."

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