The original plan was for the Black Eyed Peas to come out in a giant snow globe filled as smoke billowed at their feet. Unfortunately, the smoke machine was set too high. The globe filled with so much smoke, no one could see the group. "Everybody is freaking out. I'm hearing my name being screamed," Joe says. "At that point, my only concern is to let them finish that first performance and then immediately I will have a word with them. We have to do that again. Shit happens and it did."
Because Oprah wanted to experience the performance along with the audience, she knew nothing about what was supposed to happen. "I didn't know that the globe wasn't supposed to fill with smoke," Oprah says. "But I was just thinking, 'Hope they're not going to be singing for a long time.'"
The second try works like a charm. "We did another take and it was great," will.i.am says. "I never thought that I would be in a snow globe in my life."