Last night I decided to watch Nashville Star. (STOP JUDGING ME!!! It’s monday and there is nothing else on TV. Well actually Intervention is on right now, but Danity Kane performed and I’m pretty much in love with them. But I digress…) This week the “singers” were asked to make a pop song country. Good concept, bad results. Two girls dressed basically as cupcakes with cowboy boots on decided to take on P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson.
This is not my beef. If the girls want to butcher one of the greatest songs of the 80’s by definitely go for it. The part that pissed me off was the pompous judges’ and host’s response to these girls. One judge (no clue who he is) said that they needed to call Michael and tell him how to sing it again. We all know MJ is a little on the kooky side these days (or these decades), but these girls were not good. It gets worse.
Good old Billy Ray Cyrus gets up there. Yes– the Achy Breaky Heart guy and dad of my least favorite tween star, Miley Cyrus. In my opinion he shouldn’t be allowed to talk on a regular basis, but apparently they’ve given him a job as host. He got up on the stage to throw the show to commercial break and said something to the effect of we should have been worried when MJ wrote a song about a pretty YOUNG thing.
I’ll be the first one to say that if MJ did horrible things to children then he should be in jail, but who is Mr. I Want My Mullet Back to get up there and criticize someone who has more talent in his little pinky finger than BRC will ever DREAM of having. We will never know the truth about what happened at Neverland Ranch, but it just seems in bad taste to bring it up in the middle of a family show.
Maybe I’m just overly touchy because I’m so sick of all the reality TV and the fact that even the most asinine, d-list star feels like they have the right to judge others in a no-holds barred forum. It’s kind of the same way I felt last week with Katerine Heigl took her name out of the Emmy running. She’s not *that* big of a star, and if it weren’t for Grey’s Anatomy I’m sure she would basically be an unknown struggling actress in Hollywood. She’s pretty. She’s rich (even if she thinks she’s underpaid). She’s a star on one of the most popular shows on TV– yet it’s still not enough for her. (I’m not saying money = happiness, but it sure does help)
People are annoying. I’ll stop now.