Uh oh! Miranda clearly wasn’t happy to hear that her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, and his ‘Voice’ co-star, Gwen Stefani, are officially dating right before her huge night at the CMAs. So was her performance of ‘Bathroom Sink’ a jab at her former flame?
Miranda Lambert, 31, made a very interesting song choice for her Country Music Association Awards performance on Nov 4. After learning of her former husband, 39-year-old Blake Shelton‘s new romance with Gwen Stefani, 46, she performed her heartbreaking song, “Bathroom Sink.” Was the emotional performance preplanned or did she decide to go with the song to show Blake how badly he hurt her? To hear more about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Miranda kept a brave face throughout the night at the CMAs, after learning that her ex-husband is officially dating his co-host, and that she would be in town to support him. This must have been hard for the songstress, who was supposed to have a huge night at the awards show, with four nominations and a big performance. So when it came time for her to go on stage, we were surprised to hear her sing “Bathroom Sink.”
“Bathroom Sink” is a great song, and Miranda gave a very intense, emotional performance, but it’s still an odd choice for an awards show. Apart from Miranda once saying it was her favorite on the album, there’s no reason it should have been chosen. It was never a single or a viral hit, and the song came out a year and a half ago, in April 2014. So why did she bring it to the CMAs stage?
Perhaps because the song is about facing the public when you’re at your worst. See some of the lyrics below.
It all gets complicated
And sometimes overrated
Glamour at it’s finest
Just means someone’s hidin’
From their own reality
And the mirror at their bathroom sink
I pray as I get ready
For God to make me steady
And I thank Him for His patience
And I take my medication
And bless this day and all it brings
And I clean up the bathroom sink
Could this be a direct hit from Miranda to Blake, letting him know how much he’s hurt her? Her stern face throughout the performance definitely showed some real emotion – perhaps even tears at one point. But mostly we saw determination on Miranda’s face. She looked as though she needed to get a message across, and we hope that she feels some relief after her big performance.
What do you think HollywoodLifers, was “Bathroom Sink” directed at Blake? Sound off below!
— Emy LaCroix