Last night’s American Country Awards broadcast on FOX was a special one, because in between giving out all the awards to Blake Shelton, they snuck in a medley of Patsy Cline songs to honour the 50th anniversary of the country legend’s death. Since LeAnn Rimes got famous by singing Patsy as a kid, it was only natural that she was chosen to bring her squinting insanity dragon act to the stage and belt out “Blue”. Although really, did they even have a choice? The producers knew that if they didn’t ask LeAnn, she’d go on an epic Twitter rampage and drunkenly crash the show by rushing the stage and setting up that blue foldable soccer chair in a bikini, refusing to leave until someone gave her the mic and let her sing a few bars from “Spitfire“. That’s what’s called a real Sophie’s Choice.
LeAnn put her Lifetime acting skills to work near the end of the medley by forcing tears out of her eyes and…it worked? I mean, I believed them. Maybe the tears were for Patsy, or maybe the tears were because “Borrowed” wasn’t nominated for Best Diss Track. Either way, they were real tears. But she lost me at the end when she did that stupid namaste prayer-hands bullshit to the audience. What are you, my spiritual cousin talking about how fulfilling her job at a hot yoga studio is?
Here’s more of LeAnn after her performance (including a close-up of her ring. That shit looks like one of the prizes from the fancy Christmas crackers my Gramma gets at Costco) and LeAnn and Eddie “Cheater Vibes” Cibrian on the red carpet before the show. Now, I’m no body language expert, but the distance between Eddie and LeAnne is what the teachers at my 8th grade dance would refer to as “bible-width apart”. Oooh, trouble in Fantastica, Falkor?
(Pics via Splash)