rihannaCurrently on tour in Europe, Rihanna recently took a break at a German karaoke bar. Customers were shocked when she grabbed the mic and belted out a couple songs. When video surfaced on TMZ the next day, some groused that the pop star broke the cardinal rule of karaoke: you only sing one song at a time. She stayed on the makeshift stage for two. But, to be honest, that was the least of the problems. She sounded freakin' AWFUL! She totally massacred No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire." See for yourself.

Let me just say, I'm a huge fan of Rihanna. I have downloaded many of her hits from iTunes. Needless to say, I assumed she was a pretty amazing singer. But listening to her warbling through these classics is just embarrassing. It makes me wonder how over-produced her records really are. Take a listen.

I didn't expect her to belt out the lyrics at full throttle, but this is ridiculous. She's not even trying. Perhaps she was just tired. Touring is exhausting and we can't expect her to be "on" 24/7. Aside from the terrible singing, witnesses say she had a good time, ordering drinks and fries. For those disappointed with her performance, they should think of it this way -- you get what you pay for and this star sighting was free after all. 

What do you think of Rihanna's karaoke performance?

 

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