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Rtael
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:06 AM
and 72,000 people agree...




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"You make me wanna scream," she sang before the audience jeered.



Simpson was among a trio of halftime performers Tuesday night in a game that saw Southern California overwhelm Oklahoma 55-19. The camera cut away from her face as the booing began.



The negative vocal reaction came months after Simpson's performance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," which revealed she used background vocal tracks. The mishap was later attributed to acid reflux.



However, the Orange Bowl crowd did have a reason to cheer. The Walt Disney Co. gave a theme park ticket to every fan. The giveaway, a promotion that could cost as much as $4.3 million if all the tickets are used, is in honor of the 50th anniversary of its Disneyland park in California. The second season of Simpson's unscripted MTV reality show, "The Ashlee Simpson Show," premieres Jan. 26 and will capture the "SNL" appearance and preparation for her first nationwide tour, which begins Feb. 18 at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre.

Volcana
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:10 AM
You fail, my friend, to give your readers a sense of the true depths to which that performeance sunk. Here's an honest-to-god objective review of her performance.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6791368/

Ashlee Simpson’s vocal malfunction
Making viewers long for the days of Janet Jackson's breast


http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050105/050105_simpson_hmed_3p.hmedium.jpg Jamie Squire / Getty Images


Ashlee Simpson performs at halftime during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship game between Oklahoma and USC on January 4.

COMMENTARY
By Michael Ventre

In this case, if Ashlee Simpson had flashed a breast, the FCC probably would have let it go.

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After all, agencies of the federal government are there to protect the citizenry from any sort of injury or harm. Ashlee’s performance at halftime of Tuesday night’s Orange Bowl in Miami was about as close as a singer gets to committing aggravated assault. If she had only taken a lesson from Janet Jackson, the world would be talking today about the exposure of a boob rather than a fraud.

Much of the blame for this fiasco falls upon ABC, which hired this female Gilbert Gottfried to headline the halftime show for college football’s ultimate game, matching No. 1 USC against No. 2 Oklahoma. If the Sooners are despondent today after absorbing a 55-19 bludgeoning from the Trojans, they can take solace that each and every one of them could have taken the halftime stage dressed in drag and mooed like a cow and still induce fewer boos than Ashlee did Tuesday night.

First NBC invited Ashlee on “Saturday Night Live,” where she tried to fool the audience by lip-synching her way through a song, but failed. Now ABC. Don’t these networks have a Standards and Practices office anymore? Don’t they care about the welfare of our children? Don’t these network executives realize that a performance like Ashlee’s could produce imitators? Are they unconcerned about copycat Ashlees?

Slack-jawed awe
I watched the Orange Bowl Tuesday night, like millions of other Americans. The first half was all USC. When halftime arrived, I sat at the kitchen table, watching the TV from a room away. Because of the distance, the sound seemed lower than it was if I was right there in front of the screen. I started to enjoy a fine meal. I felt safe and secure.

When Ashlee came on and began to perform, though, I literally dropped my fork. Then I cupped my hands over my ears, but it didn’t help. Ashlee’s singing sounded like a cross between a political prisoner being tortured and a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

I desperately searched for the remote so I could hit the mute button, but I must have misplaced it. But I also couldn’t believe that someone didn’t rush the stage and stop her. The local police. The FBI. Homeland security. Even an angry mob of vigilantes. Instead, they just let her keep going. I’ve never felt so helpless or vulnerable in my life.

I happened to look out the window and noticed that some of my neighbors were running down the street, their hands over their ears, screaming for help. I wanted to help them, I really did. Yet I was gripped by horror and disbelief. I was practically catatonic. For their sake — and for mine — all I could hope for was a swift end to the halftime show.

Shrieking like a hyena giving birth, she closed her “song” with something that approximates the phrase, “you make we wanna SCREAM!” And then she waited for applause.

Instead, she got boos, the kind of irate and vindictive boos that usually occur after a pro wrestler taunts a crowd. Through the cacophony, the gentle strains of “You suck!” could be heard. Ashlee was escorted off the stage and through a tunnel, and let’s just say the Indiana Pacers were received more warmly by Detroit fans when they walked toward the locker room after the brawl.

Just go away now
I consider myself a tolerant person. I accept the talented and talentless equally. I realize not everyone can sing like Sinatra or Streisand. Usually, I applaud the effort, even if the result is unsatisfactory. On the handful of occasions when I have been at a karaoke bar, I clap my hands supportively for each and every participant, regardless of how pitiful their attempts. That’s just the kind of guy I am.

But I believe there are limits, and Ashlee has crossed mine, and I believe, the world’s. She is using her status as the sister of Jessica Simpson in order to carve out a career for herself. How anyone can listen to Jessica, let alone Ashlee, borders on the stupefying. But I see stories on the news all the time about con artists who separate people from their life savings. I know there were scads of gullible viewers who tuned in to watch Geraldo Rivera open Al Capone’s vault. I realize that humans are flawed, and sometimes those flaws can have disastrous consequences.

What I hope and pray for now is that Ashlee will go away and leave the public alone. On behalf of the world community, I implore her to pursue another career. There are many avenues for a young woman of her abilities. Pig farmers need wranglers. The U.S. Forest Service has many outposts in remote areas of our nation’s parks, where one can make all the noise one wants and not be heard by another soul for miles. And if she’s determined to remain in the entertainment field, the horror genre in Hollywood could always use a good screamer.

But Ashlee must cease and desist her professional singing career immediately. The lip-synching angered many. The Orange Bowl debacle undoubtedly caused thousands to seek counseling. What does she want next? Is she setting up some sort of blackmail scheme: “Give me $10 million or I’ll keep singing”?

If that’s the case, I’m prepared to donate generously. I don’t think I’m alone.

tennisIlove09
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:10 AM
:eek: :eek:
i love her!!!!!! she has an amazing cd :o

Jarrett
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:12 AM
Oops.... she did it again.... sounded like crap. At least Britney excepts the fact that she will just dance around and give a good show and look going doing it. Ashlee can't even do that.

Video is available here:
http://www.lipsync.us/videos.php
http://www.ashleesimpson.net/

I felt bad for Kelly though. :sad:

Scotso
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:16 AM
I like her

iHEARTu
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:17 AM
poor ashlee...no matter how bad she is...no one deserves that

Volcana
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:23 AM
I listen to sports radio in the morning. They led, not with the game, but with her halftime permormance. The replayed the end of her song, and the booing. For all I know, the girl makes great CDs. But that was some seriously awful singing. And some seriously loud booing.

JenFan75
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:35 AM
That's what happens when you mix pointless, un-original pop with bad singing.

Martian Willow
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:39 AM
I guess you never heard the Stone Roses at Spike Island.

beauty_is_pink
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:40 AM
I like Ashlee Simpson! :kiss:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:40 AM
Watching the game I was amazed at how bad they booed her from the moment her name was mentioned and at the end of her performance:eek: FOr a minute I thought tha I was hearing things :lol: :tape: but it just kept getting louder...the camera cut away QUICK!!!!!:tape: :lol:

Martian Willow
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:44 AM
http://www.antarestech.com/products/auto-tune4.html :)

switz
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:45 AM
the thing i don't understand is that so many artist lip-sync but when someone is caught out it becomes this big sensation. can someone explain this.

oh and ashlee is untalented. but she has a sore throat

Lemonskin.
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:46 AM
:haha:

Martian Willow
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:49 AM
the thing i don't understand is that so many artist lip-sync but when someone is caught out it becomes this big sensation. can someone explain this.

You're allowed to fool the public, they just don't like to know they're being fooled, because it makes them feel foolish. The people who are on her back are precisely the same people who made her famous in the first place. People who care about 'talent', whatever that is, don't give a shit about Ashlee Simpson. It's all rather pathetic and hypocritical.

Mr_Molik
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:59 AM
sucked in to the stupid bitch :haha:

Havok
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:10 AM
Ashley Simpson just sucks period. She'll keep on giving horrid performances since it was found out she sang to an audio tape at her SNL performance and now it seems as though she's forcing herself to sing live all the time.

RedFilaJ-Cap#1
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:47 AM
She for sure is a terrible singer she has such a scratchy voice and it just doesn't seem like it is for singing!!

bigshow21
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:59 AM
What a fuddy duddy she is!!

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:01 AM
lol

ash is crap! haha

skanky~skanketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:12 AM
i dont agree with the booing, but i do think that she's a pretty bad singer. i mean, u can tell whether a singer is good by their live performances, not their album tracks. and ashlee is horrific live. her songs are easy for anyone to sing, so she got lucky there. come on, she got her fame through her sister who CAN sing. deal with it. dont complain about it in ur songs. so jessica is a talented singer, i'm sure ash is talented somewhere else.

and jessica sings live.

lakeway11
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:26 AM
neither does Jessica

Greenout
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:54 AM
Volcana- Thanks for the hilarious article. This is a gem, the same
can't be said for Ashlee. :haha:

Jeff
Jan 6th, 2005, 08:07 AM
Oops.... she did it again.... sounded like crap. At least Britney excepts the fact that she will just dance around and give a good show and look going doing it. Ashlee can't even do that.

Video is available here:
http://www.lipsync.us/videos.php
http://www.ashleesimpson.net/

I felt bad for Kelly though. :sad:
I didn't see it. What happened to Kelly?

Julian
Jan 6th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Poor Ashlee. I guess she'll join milli vanilli and the Dixie chicks as being singers who get screwed after one mistake. lol

!<blocparty>!
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Ah well, her CD still rocks, and I won't be going to see her love so i don't really give a shit.

edit, i mean see her live aswell.

Rocketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:21 PM
I woudn't put the Dixie Chicks in that category....I don't think they made a mistake and I think they will continue on just fine...now Ashlee I don't know.

I think her biggest problem was her attitute about the whole lip sync thing. I read a quote from her the other day talking about how she gave 'SNL' their best rankings...:retard:

I mean get over yourself already. She never deserved a tv show much less a recording contract but yeah her little mess up has put her in a pickle. If she doesn't sing live then she'll get booed, if she does sing live she gets booed cause she can't sing. What a pickle. :lol:

Rocketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:26 PM
omg, I just listened to that little bit and well........................ :haha: :haha: :haha:

what the hell? :retard:

jenny161185
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:26 PM
the only reason she got a record deal is because of her second name and that stupid reality tv show , seriously I had a reality tv show and then released and album it would probably sell well(and thats not a good thing) she just shouts.

still no one deserves all that booing

Z Commando
Jan 6th, 2005, 03:29 PM
http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0405362/2005/01/ashlee.html

Up yours Ashlee!

:lol: :lol:

selking
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:00 PM
what was so bad about it? I mean i am use to her being horrible because she has never been good. SO whats the big deal?

King Aaron
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM
It wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. I think she actually got better as the song progressed but still it wasn't a good job. :o

skanky~skanketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM
what was so bad about it? I mean i am use to her being horrible because she has never been good. SO whats the big deal?
:lol: good point.

what did the dixie chicks do? i only liked one song by them anyway.landslide.

harloo
Jan 6th, 2005, 05:50 PM
I don't like the heifer, but I am going to defend her. The booing was uncalled for even though her singing was horrific.
Ashley sold 300,00+ her first week out, so the little girls love her for some reason. I thought she was riding off of her dumb sister from day 1, and now since her acid reflex induced performance on SNL people want to bitch and moan about her not singing live. Now when she finally sings live she is a laughing stock. ROTF! Well, hell if you watched her reality show you would of known she had a terrible voice from the jump.

I applaud any untalented person who goes after a recording contract. I know many people who are so talented and have no drive to make it. However, I know people who cannot sing or dance and will do anything to get a contract. I find that the untalented are so aggressive and it amazes me.

The articles above are not objective at all, they are harsh and written to bash the girl. As you know, I usually am not sympathetic to non-singing pop stars but I think the booing was scandalous.

Rocketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Harloo, the booing was hilarious! :lol:

Frankly, it's her attitude that's the most appalling...imo. Had she fessed up like a lady during the whole 'snl' fiasco I think people would've had pity on her. Then I read the quote that she won't do 'snl' again because she's already gave them high ratings. Maybe she'll get her head out of the clouds after this incident. :(

harloo
Jan 6th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Harloo, the booing was hilarious! :lol:

Frankly, it's her attitude that's the most appalling...imo. Had she fessed up like a lady during the whole 'snl' fiasco I think people would've had pity on her. Then I read the quote that she won't do 'snl' again because she's already gave them high ratings. Maybe she'll get her head out of the clouds after this incident. :(
Rocketta, no amount of fessing up would of prevented her from being attacked by the vultures. I do agree about her nasty attitude though concerning the incident, because I thought she made alot of excuses.

The American public is not as forgiving as we all like to think. They will never forgive Janet for her flabby boob being exposed, but they already have forgiven Justin. Umm..hmmmm.;)

TatiAnnahølic
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:02 PM
I luv her, her albums rocks... but Ashlee girl, stop singing live for god sake!

Rocketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:28 PM
Rocketta, no amount of fessing up would of prevented her from being attacked by the vultures. I do agree about her nasty attitude though concerning the incident, because I thought she made alot of excuses.

The American public is not as forgiving as we all like to think. They will never forgive Janet for her flabby boob being exposed, but they already have forgiven Justin. Umm..hmmmm.;)Oh I think the public would've moved on if she had an apologetic nature but she doesn't. Well the public might of forgiven Justin but he knew he messed up at least by at least coming out and saying he made stupid decisions by going to that award show. I don't think it's going to be enough to make the music community (the one he so wants to be seen as a part of for his cool points) will move past it as easily. He's toast in my eyes. Such a punk especially after seeing him on Punk'd......:tape:

CC
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Sad for her, but then I think of the greater good for mankind.

Rocketta
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:43 PM
Sad for her, but then I think of the greater good for mankind.
:lol:

woot woot! :cool:

Martian Jeza
Jan 6th, 2005, 07:51 PM
http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a0405362/2005/01/ashlee.html

Up yours Ashlee!

:lol: :lol:

I would be ashamed after such poor performance :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cilla
Jan 7th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Ashlee :tape:

He's toast in my eyes. Such a punk especially after seeing him on Punk'd......:tape:My fave Punk'd ever :haha:

ginger_fish668
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:30 AM
I laughed when William Hung sang, but Ashlee...I cringed and had goosebumps. I actually feel bad for her. She should quit now! I wonder how her tour will be like? :p Maybe they should start offering refunds. :lol:

Black Mamba.
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:44 AM
I think Ashley Simpson needs real people around her who will tell her the truth about her singing. I remember on her show she sounded like garbage, but everyone told her she sounded great.

MisterQ
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:46 AM
I applaud any untalented person who goes after a recording contract. I know many people who are so talented and have no drive to make it. However, I know people who cannot sing or dance and will do anything to get a contract. I find that the untalented are so aggressive and it amazes me.


It is amazing, as you say, although I don't applaud them personally.

Many of the talented people are spending years honing their craft and growing as musicians. And once you have done this, it feels a bit cheap to do anything possible to get rich. The myth is that if you put in the work and have integrity, success will come in its own time. But in reality such people often see no big financial rewards, even if they have the respect of peers in their field.

Every musician has different priorities, I guess.

harloo
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:32 PM
It is amazing, as you say, although I don't applaud them personally.

Many of the talented people are spending years honing their craft and growing as musicians. And once you have done this, it feels a bit cheap to do anything possible to get rich. The myth is that if you put in the work and have integrity, success will come in its own time. But in reality such people often see no big financial rewards, even if they have the respect of peers in their field.

Every musician has different priorities, I guess.
Let me rephrase that statement, I applaud their effort. I certainly don't feel they are talented, but I feel they are passionate about being heard.

Regardless of a musician honing their craft, I am sure they want their art to be heard. I am honest when I say that the most talented artists who take music seriously don't always have that insane drive to succeed in the industry.

I have seen it countless times where untalented artists go to the extreme to get noticed or heard. I even have a friend who is talented as all hell, he plays everything, writes, has a great voice but just has no drive to get out there.

I think that's the reason we have the Ashanti's, and Jlo's. No talent, but incredible drive.;)

Martian Willow
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Regardless of a musician honing their craft, I am sure they want their art to be heard. I am honest when I say that the most talented artists who take music seriously don't always have that insane drive to succeed in the industry.

The industry has no interest in selling talented artists.

Barrie_Dude
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:41 PM
and 72,000 people agree...









72,001;)

gentenaire
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:41 PM
Let me rephrase that statement, I applaud their effort. I certainly don't feel they are talented, but I feel they are passionate about being heard.

Regardless of a musician honing their craft, I am sure they want their art to be heard. I am honest when I say that the most talented artists who take music seriously don't always have that insane drive to succeed in the industry.

I have seen it countless times where untalented artists go to the extreme to get noticed or heard. I even have a friend who is talented as all hell, he plays everything, writes, has a great voice but just has no drive to get out there.

I think that's the reason we have the Ashanti's, and Jlo's. No talent, but incredible drive.;)

I don't applaud it, I find it very sad. They don't want their 'art' to be heard, they just want to be famous, at all costs. They don't care for art, wouldn't even recognise art if it was staring at them in the face. They want fame, nothing else. They're just people with doting parents who think their kids are perfect and the biggest talent around and keep telling that to their kids so they start believing it too. Watch the first rounds of Pop Idol and weep!

Barrie_Dude
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I don't applaud it, I find it very sad. They don't want their 'art' to be heard, they just want to be famous, at all costs. They don't care for art, wouldn't even recognise art if it was staring at them in the face. They want fame, nothing else. They're just people with doting parents who think their kids are perfect and the biggest talent around and keep telling that to their kids so they start believing it too. Watch the first rounds of Pop Idol and weep!I believe that "Art" actually requires some talent.

SilK
Jan 7th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Ashlee's talent is the fact her sister is Jessica 'No Talent' Simpson! :p

Barrie_Dude
Jan 7th, 2005, 06:33 PM
Ashlee's talent is the fact her sister is Jessica 'No Talent' Simpson! :pJessica can at least sing!

Becool
Jan 7th, 2005, 09:18 PM
All these rock/pop girls suck.. Avril, Ashlee, Hilary.. YUUUUUCK!

harloo
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:29 PM
I don't applaud it, I find it very sad. They don't want their 'art' to be heard, they just want to be famous, at all costs. They don't care for art, wouldn't even recognise art if it was staring at them in the face. They want fame, nothing else. They're just people with doting parents who think their kids are perfect and the biggest talent around and keep telling that to their kids so they start believing it too. Watch the first rounds of Pop Idol and weep!
i said I appauld their EFFORT silly. Say what you wan't to about these people, but they are paid. ;)

harloo
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:32 PM
The industry has no interest in selling talented artists.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:

Tennis Fool
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:38 PM
I think that's the reason we have the Ashanti's, and Jlo's. No talent, but incredible drive.;)
Although I still believe JLo is underrated as an actress. The Cell and Out of Sight are really good movies.

Martian Willow
Jan 7th, 2005, 10:45 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol:

BigB08822
Jan 7th, 2005, 11:30 PM
I didn't see it. What happened to Kelly?
Well Kelly was the first performer and it sucked for her! It wasn't her fault though.

She started out singing and her microphone was not working, you couldn't hear a word she was singing until about the time the first chorus kicked in. Then you see a guy run up to her and go "testing, 1-2" and hands her a new microphone which finally works but you can barely hear her because her music is too loud.

To make matters worse her ear piece, and everyone in her band, was not working. She said this herself in an interview. She could not tell if she was on pitch at all, luckily she was!

Then, it gets worse, in the chorus one of her bass players microphone must have gotten turned up too loud because he was singing along and you could hear him so loud, way louder than Kelly and he shouldn't be singing live like that!

Kelly did well with the situation but it was so bad, just not her fault! Kelly also has a backup track that plays for this song because she does her own backup vocals and IMO the backup track was so loud that it made it appear Kelly was lipsynching but really you could only hear the backup and not the live vocals.

DevilishAttitude
Jan 7th, 2005, 11:35 PM
My mate has her 3rd in his Top 10 Hottest Celebs :eek: :o Jessica's so much more attractive :hearts: :lick:

Ashlee was on TOTP tonight in the UK and was miming ;) The song though is crap :o

Being booed by 72,000 people though. I never leave my house again :lol:

CC
Jan 8th, 2005, 12:06 AM
My mate has her 3rd in his Top 10 Hottest Celebs :eek: :o Jessica's so much more attractive :hearts: :lick:

Ashlee was on TOTP tonight in the UK and was miming ;) The song though is crap :o

Being booed by 72,000 people though. I never leave my house again :lol:
First SNL and now this. Her efforts should be applauded indeed if she continues to plug away shamelessly. :lol:

Mr. Man
Jan 8th, 2005, 02:59 AM
Sad for her, but then I think of the greater good for mankind.
Dead.

Ashlee? She sucks. Do us all a favor and go away.

ico4498
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:06 AM
They don't want their 'art' to be heard, they just want to be famous, at all costs. They don't care for art, wouldn't even recognise art if it was staring at them in the face.
very apt to place art in quotes. in the history of pop culture they're very few practitioners that deserve the term artist. artist is not a synonym for entertainer! in fact, in many ways the terms are polar opposites.

that said, nothing wrong with being an entertainer ... folks gotta earn a living.

lizchris
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:17 AM
Finally, this bitch was exposed for what she is, a no talent who is where she is because her sister is in the business. And she is only where she is now in her career because she is stupid. The sad part about this is that there are young people who are megatalented, but either have to struggle to be heard (a la Alicia Keys) or if they do happen to get into the business, they don't have the career they should because they are overweight or not considered good looking (a la Jill Scott and Kelly Price).

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:52 AM
I think Ashlee got an unfair deal with the whole lip synching issue on SNL. I mean HELLO. Did people actually not know that tons of artists before that point lip synched? Look at B2K. Look at Ashanti. Look at Britney Spears. Look at Jennifer Lopez. Look at Lindsay Lohan. The list is endless. This is not anything new. Ashlee was just the first person to have it BLATANTLY exposed like that.

And the thing is that every live performance she did before the SNL fiasco was actually sung live, not mimed. I think her voice would work in a different genre of music. I think if she sang rock songs (and not the "rock" album she claims that this current piece of shit one is), her voice would go much better with it. You can be a little off key with rock songs and get away with it. Look at Courtney Love. Her voice isn't exactly beautiful, but it worked wonderfully when she was in Hole and doing rock songs. When she sang the ballad "Hold On To Me" on Letterman and Leno to promote her debut album...OMFG did anybody actually HEAR that? Same voice as ever, but the music made a big difference.

She can also do what Avril Lavigne did when she got criticized for her off-key singing: fuckin buckle down and get a voice coach and fix that mess. Now she sounds perfectly fine live. Ashlee could do the same, but it's gotta be done now. She gets one more album to prove herself and if she doesn't her career goes down the shitter.

Rory81
Jan 8th, 2005, 06:01 AM
:eek: :eek:
i love her!!!!!! she has an amazing cd :o

You still owe me three Davenport matches, and this was from a deal made in April of 2003. Shame of you.

Cuckoo
Jan 8th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Lmao Cher and Madonna could whip her ass In Talent

Huntress555
Jan 8th, 2005, 10:55 AM
I don't really like Ashlee, but still aarrggh that would of been so bad. I feel sorry for her. That would be the worst feeling.... some of her songs are alrite-ish but mostly I think shes bad, thought I like some of her fashion sense :)

(It was almost like Shannon Noll here in SOO, i swear the crowd was booing!)

Huntress555
Jan 8th, 2005, 10:56 AM
BTW - she should of stuck to acting, and least people respected her when she was on tv, now they just hate her!

gentenaire
Jan 8th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Maybe the booing will finally convince her she should give up singing. In that sense, the booing is totally deserved. If it's terrible, the crowd has a right to say so. And it was absolutely horrible!

ttaM
Jan 8th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Where was the school marching band? :rolleyes: :p

Madhuri
Jan 8th, 2005, 03:50 PM
I think that's the reason we have the Ashanti's, and Jlo's. No talent, but incredible drive.
I have to disagree with this. I think luck plays a bigger part. Ashlee's sister happened to break through before she did which put her foot in the door. Ashanti, I'm assume, gave a great blow job to the right person. I can't imagine someone hearing Ashanti sing at a coffee house/strip club and rushing to sign her to a recording contract.

harloo
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:06 PM
I have to disagree with this. I think luck plays a bigger part. Ashlee's sister happened to break through before she did which put her foot in the door. Ashanti, I'm assume, gave a great blow job to the right person. I can't imagine someone hearing Ashanti sing at a coffee house/strip club and rushing to sign her to a recording contract.I will agree with you on Ashlee. However if you have seen both Ashanti and Jlo's Driven special on VH1 you will see that they were in the game fighting for a while. They both believed and worked hard to get on, and that's the only point I'm trying to make. I think alot of folks think I'm appaulding their non talent. NOT.:D ;)

moby
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I just downloaded her performance to hear it... and I think I've been scarred for life :haha:
But I felt quite bad for her about the booing, despite the damage done to my well being
Hopefully she gets some singing lessons, or just quit singing such awful songs altogether.

mboyle
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:35 PM
she really is unacceptably terrible. Britney is bad, but she knows her limits. Ashlee actually thinks she's a good singer. That leads to screaming, because she thinks she is belting it out.

ico4498
Jan 8th, 2005, 04:53 PM
Finally, this bitch was exposed for what she is, a no talent who is where she is because her sister is in the business. And she is only where she is now in her career because she is stupid. The sad part about this is that there are young people who are megatalented, but either have to struggle to be heard (a la Alicia Keys) or if they do happen to get into the business, they don't have the career they should because they are overweight or not considered good looking (a la Jill Scott and Kelly Price).
agree mostly ... but why 'bitch'? all she's done is exploit an available opportunity. if its good business ... its good business.

where is the love lizchris?

Kart
Jan 8th, 2005, 05:35 PM
You fail, my friend, to give your readers a sense of the true depths to which that performeance sunk. Here's an honest-to-god objective review of her performance.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6791368/

Ashlee Simpson’s vocal malfunction
Making viewers long for the days of Janet Jackson's breast




http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/050105/050105_simpson_hmed_3p.hmedium.jpg Jamie Squire / Getty Images




Ashlee Simpson performs at halftime during the FedEx Orange Bowl 2005 National Championship game between Oklahoma and USC on January 4.

COMMENTARY
By Michael Ventre

In this case, if Ashlee Simpson had flashed a breast, the FCC probably would have let it go.

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After all, agencies of the federal government are there to protect the citizenry from any sort of injury or harm. Ashlee’s performance at halftime of Tuesday night’s Orange Bowl in Miami was about as close as a singer gets to committing aggravated assault. If she had only taken a lesson from Janet Jackson, the world would be talking today about the exposure of a boob rather than a fraud.

Much of the blame for this fiasco falls upon ABC, which hired this female Gilbert Gottfried to headline the halftime show for college football’s ultimate game, matching No. 1 USC against No. 2 Oklahoma. If the Sooners are despondent today after absorbing a 55-19 bludgeoning from the Trojans, they can take solace that each and every one of them could have taken the halftime stage dressed in drag and mooed like a cow and still induce fewer boos than Ashlee did Tuesday night.

First NBC invited Ashlee on “Saturday Night Live,” where she tried to fool the audience by lip-synching her way through a song, but failed. Now ABC. Don’t these networks have a Standards and Practices office anymore? Don’t they care about the welfare of our children? Don’t these network executives realize that a performance like Ashlee’s could produce imitators? Are they unconcerned about copycat Ashlees?

Slack-jawed awe
I watched the Orange Bowl Tuesday night, like millions of other Americans. The first half was all USC. When halftime arrived, I sat at the kitchen table, watching the TV from a room away. Because of the distance, the sound seemed lower than it was if I was right there in front of the screen. I started to enjoy a fine meal. I felt safe and secure.

When Ashlee came on and began to perform, though, I literally dropped my fork. Then I cupped my hands over my ears, but it didn’t help. Ashlee’s singing sounded like a cross between a political prisoner being tortured and a test of the Emergency Broadcast System.

I desperately searched for the remote so I could hit the mute button, but I must have misplaced it. But I also couldn’t believe that someone didn’t rush the stage and stop her. The local police. The FBI. Homeland security. Even an angry mob of vigilantes. Instead, they just let her keep going. I’ve never felt so helpless or vulnerable in my life.

I happened to look out the window and noticed that some of my neighbors were running down the street, their hands over their ears, screaming for help. I wanted to help them, I really did. Yet I was gripped by horror and disbelief. I was practically catatonic. For their sake — and for mine — all I could hope for was a swift end to the halftime show.

Shrieking like a hyena giving birth, she closed her “song” with something that approximates the phrase, “you make we wanna SCREAM!” And then she waited for applause.

Instead, she got boos, the kind of irate and vindictive boos that usually occur after a pro wrestler taunts a crowd. Through the cacophony, the gentle strains of “You suck!” could be heard. Ashlee was escorted off the stage and through a tunnel, and let’s just say the Indiana Pacers were received more warmly by Detroit fans when they walked toward the locker room after the brawl.

Just go away now
I consider myself a tolerant person. I accept the talented and talentless equally. I realize not everyone can sing like Sinatra or Streisand. Usually, I applaud the effort, even if the result is unsatisfactory. On the handful of occasions when I have been at a karaoke bar, I clap my hands supportively for each and every participant, regardless of how pitiful their attempts. That’s just the kind of guy I am.

But I believe there are limits, and Ashlee has crossed mine, and I believe, the world’s. She is using her status as the sister of Jessica Simpson in order to carve out a career for herself. How anyone can listen to Jessica, let alone Ashlee, borders on the stupefying. But I see stories on the news all the time about con artists who separate people from their life savings. I know there were scads of gullible viewers who tuned in to watch Geraldo Rivera open Al Capone’s vault. I realize that humans are flawed, and sometimes those flaws can have disastrous consequences.

What I hope and pray for now is that Ashlee will go away and leave the public alone. On behalf of the world community, I implore her to pursue another career. There are many avenues for a young woman of her abilities. Pig farmers need wranglers. The U.S. Forest Service has many outposts in remote areas of our nation’s parks, where one can make all the noise one wants and not be heard by another soul for miles. And if she’s determined to remain in the entertainment field, the horror genre in Hollywood could always use a good screamer.

But Ashlee must cease and desist her professional singing career immediately. The lip-synching angered many. The Orange Bowl debacle undoubtedly caused thousands to seek counseling. What does she want next? Is she setting up some sort of blackmail scheme: “Give me $10 million or I’ll keep singing”?

If that’s the case, I’m prepared to donate generously. I don’t think I’m alone.
:lol:

lizchris
Jan 8th, 2005, 05:42 PM
agree mostly ... but why 'bitch'? all she's done is exploit an available opportunity. if its good business ... its good business.

where is the love lizchris?

There is no love for a person who should have learned her lession afrer what happened on SNL. That is why I called her a bitch. Maybe I was harsh, but I can't stand to see people who have not a stich of talnet dupe the scukers, aka the public, into buying their albums.


BTW, the person who put down Ashanti, she may be able to sing live, but the reason why she will have a long career in the business is because she is a songwriter and a damn good one. She wrote a couple of hit songs for Jennifer Lopez.

Rocketta
Jan 8th, 2005, 06:53 PM
I dont' know liz, although the songs credited to Ashanti are catchy.....I don't think they go down in the annuls of history as great songs. :lol:

harloo
Jan 8th, 2005, 07:20 PM
I dont' know liz, although the songs credited to Ashanti are catchy.....I don't think they go down in the annuls of history as great songs. :lol:
I think her song OH baby will go down as one of the easily written hits in history.

All she says in the chorus is, "oh baby, awe baby" and it has me saying yeah baby. Damn that girl can write a hit. Not exactly Hall Of Fame lyrics, but she knows how to make that paper.:lol:

ico4498
Jan 8th, 2005, 07:56 PM
There is no love for a person who should have learned her lession afrer what happened on SNL. That is why I called her a bitch. Maybe I was harsh, but I can't stand to see people who have not a stich of talnet dupe the scukers, aka the public, into buying their albums.


BTW, the person who put down Ashanti, she may be able to sing live, but the reason why she will have a long career in the business is because she is a songwriter and a damn good one. She wrote a couple of hit songs for Jennifer Lopez.
agreed that she is without a stitch of talent, but john public is gonna be suckered. some posters here have already echoed their willingness to be duped. eg: "the cd sounds good" ... waste of time to mention studio tech, etc.

that is pop music today ... Simpson is the norm, a triumph of marketing over talent.

the real bitches are the suckers.

jcaprulez
Jan 8th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Who the hell is Ashlee Simpson?

Dirty Sanchez
Jan 8th, 2005, 10:18 PM
:lol: I've not heard the performance but I really want to after reading this thread! :p I actually think Ashlee Simpson makes an Ok pop star and is a damn sight more entertaining than her sister, I don't think I've ever stayed awake through a whole Jessica Simpson song! :zzz:

I don't really understand why people are saying the booing was too far, every artist needs to get booed off the stage when their careers are starting. It builds character! :p She should just think herself lucky that she wasn't at Leeds Festival where I remember that, for some reason, Daphne & Celeste were on the main stage in between Slipknot and Rage Against The Machine! :scratch: Sure enough their set lasted one song because they weren't keen on the bottles of piss, food, mud etc that was getting thrown their way! ;)