We can all agree that Ellen DeGeneres is just hypnotizing people at this point, right? From tricking her celebrity guests into revealing their deepest darkest secrets to convincing her staff to walk through more than one haunted house, she can really get anyone to do anything, and now that apparently includes her audience. Ellen put together a little video of the people in her audience singing Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” before the show starts. We’ve seen plenty of fun clips of her audience showing off their dance moves, but not so much the singing. And for good reason, apparently. There’s not a good singer in the bunch.
Look, I’m not judging. I don’t exactly sing like an angel either. I’m one of those people who sings a few lines from a popular song and the person I’m with says, “What the hell is that song?” and I tell them and they go, “That’s the song you were just singing?” and then I crawl up in a little ball and try to disappear. The last thing I’d do is sing into a microphone during the filming of a talk show. Most of my singing occurs in the shower and when I know I’m definitely home alone and don’t expect anyone to come waltzing through the door for at least another half hour. One time I was singing “We Can’t Stop” pretty loudly when the doorbell rang, and the shame I felt was indescribable.
Shame, however, is not something these people seem to have. Most of them don’t seem to know any of the words besides “good girl” and “blurred lines.” The rest is just some weird approximation of the lyrics, or just good old fashioned mumble-singing. I’m surprised no one sang “I don’t know any of the words” in the tune of the song, which is what I do when I’m stumped. Nevertheless, I can guarantee that this video will make you feel at least a little bit of secondhand embarrassment, but it will also make you laugh. Especially the guy who holds the microphone through his female companion’s arm loop for some odd reason.
This is almost as good as that video of Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson doing drunk karaoke together. Almost. Nothing will ever be as good as that.