Thanks Red Poppy for kind of 'distilling' what it was that I was trying to say. I certainly wouldn't want to see Anjani shake her bum in a video
but I feel a similar dispassion in her performances.
The Britneys, Beyonces and all the rest were def. bad examples. Yet, there are many that have done quite well, while not selling their souls. Diana Krall is one who is a low-keyed performer, but still highly popular. Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, etc. have 'something' the pubic liked - no booty shaking that I'm aware of. Diana Krall, I know, was singing and playing the songs she loved since she was a child. She was just doing what she loved, and what came naturally, and in the end, for whatever reason, it payed off. I'm not saying that financial gain must be the driving force behind any entertainer's desire to perform. But, if one chooses music to 'pay the bills', they best be prepared to either go hungry, or give the public what they want. Within reason, of course. There is a fine line, but there is also a middle ground. There are many examples of those who stood by their work, despite dire criticism, only to 'win' in the end. I hope this is the case with Anjani, but I just don't 'feel' any emotion in her performances.
I'm not trying to shove my opinion down anyone one's throat, it's just my opinion. One of many.