Grant amused by US polls

Eddy Grant. Pic. Unknown.
Eddy Grant. Pic. Unknown.

Reggae legend Eddy Grant, pictured, is amused by the glitzy build-up to the US presidential election - because it's just like watching a Hollywood film.

Reggae legend Eddy Grant, pictured, is amused by the glitzy build-up to the US presidential election - because it's just like watching a Hollywood film.

The I Don't Wanna Dance singer insists the events leading up to the big vote captures the public's imagination because of its movie-like "good guy, bad guy" element.

And he praises British voters for refusing to allow former prime minister Tony Blair to be too showbiz in his approach to government.

Grant tells Wenn: "The election? There is a lot of Hollywood going on, which is what America is all about and which is what makes it great, I suppose. They are able to connect with people so well.

"This is a great opportunity for America to expose itself and show everything about itself. It has that classic Hollywood thing going on - good guy, bad guy; black guy, white guy.

It has all the pieces for the jigsaw - the entertainment jigsaw.

"It's real entertainment. There isn't any talk about people or issues - it's literally about entertainment."

Grant is currently on his first world tour in more than 20 years. - Wenn

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