Keep John Lennon singing "Imagine" on New Year's Eve
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We ask that you sign our petition to stop having other artists sing John Lennon's "Imagine" in Times Square on New Year's Eve. We propose that all screens on New Year's Eve in TS show John and Yoko's video of "Imagine" instead.
For a few years now, the Times Square Alliance has invited artists such as Cee Lo Green and Melissa Etheridge to sing John Lennon's iconic song, "Imagine" as part of the New Year's Eve celebration. It seems that more often that not, these artists do not really capture the beauty and simplicity of the message of the song. Often these artists will also take artistic license and change the words, or just not be up to singing the song well (it is a very difficult song to sing).
We would like to get enough signatures to go before the alliance and tell them that we do not want other artists to sing "Imagine" and just let John sing every year via the video of he and Yoko walking around a house and sitting at a white piano singing the song. No one can capture the meaning of the song like John and no one sings the song as beautifully as he does. If the alliance wants to have artists sing a signature song on New Year's Eve, why not have them sing "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra. An admittedly easier song to sing.
I thank you for taking the time to read the petition. We could use your support and signature if you think this is a good idea too.