Dancing with the Stars singers prove Simon Cowell right by mangling more pop music

If you were confused by Simon Cowell’s reference to “singers murdering a song” on dancing shows during last week’s American Idol, all you have to do is watch this one performance from last night’s Dancing with the Stars.

Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska’s quick-step dance was set to “Hey, Soul Sister” by Train, who should sue the show for destroying their song. I’m sure if you recorded me singing this song at the top of my lungs while taking a shower, it’d sound a lot better, and I can’t sing. A later performance of Lady GaGa’s “Paparazzi” was also excruciatingly bad, so much so that it distracted me from Kate Gosselin’s dancing was.

And the show should apologize to me and everyone else for the literal pain it causes. The real money shot comes around 1:30, when his voice cracks three times in a row because he can’t reach the notes. Ridiculous!

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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