Skip to Content

Danielle Staub and the most awkward TV performance ever

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub appeared on New York’s PIX 11 yesterday to perform her single “Real Close,” and holy shit. If she really is leaving the show, she’d better have options other than singing and dancing.

Seriously, it’s the weirdest thing you’ll watch all day–and I don’t mean weird in a good way, like Prince Poppycock’s awesome version of Bohemian Rhapsody from America’s Got Talent last night.

From the first few seconds, when one of Danielle’s back-up dancers starts gyrating, to the very last moment, it is so awkward that it feels like a middle school talent show act, where we have to clap politely while pretending not to cringe because we know these kids worked hard on this for exactly one hour after school and think everything they’re doing is amazing even though it’s awful.

But it’s impossible not to cringe, because WHAT IS THIS? (Click “full screen” to get the maximum effect.)

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.

Discussion

I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here. By commenting below, you confirm that you’ve read and agree to them.

Happy discussing!