Oh boy! Rarely do we get two embarrassing videos in one day, so obviously we’re required to pit them against each other for in a cringe-off royale! First up is LeAnn Rimes‘ baffling X Factor performance with contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar last night. LeAnn’s rendition of “How Do I Live?” still makes us want to fall in love with a Southern convict who looks like Nicolas Cage, but her delivery was…well, let’s just say befuddling. LeAnn’s still got them pipes, but seems to have lost both her balance and her ability to retain the lyrics to her most famous song. “I mean are some people for real….what a joke,” LeAnn Twitter-scoffed at critics this morning. The cut to Britney Spears‘ face during their duet, however…well, her terrified eyes speak for us all.
Of course, Rimes’ mumbling seems downright eloquent compared to last night’s Miss Universe pageant answer from Miss Venezeula Irene Sofia Esser Quintero. The third place winner was asked what new law she would create (if she was made ruler of the world, we guess?) and her answer is rough. “We should have a straight way to go in our similar or in our lives or as is this,” Quintero explained in part. “I am a surfer and I think the best way I can take is the wave that I wait for it.” The worst/best part of this video is Andy Cohen grinning like a mad man after she reaches her conclusion. On one hand, Miss Venezuela really could not fit a sentence together, while LeAnn at least carried a tune. On the other hand, LeAnn Rimes was not negotiating a language barrier nor an oddball legal question while onstage. It’s like we always say: the best wave we can take is the wave that we wait for it. By which we mean, which video makes you cringe more?