It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...

pop quiz, hotshot

So what do you do when you're starting your second number as musical guest on Saturday Night Live and the person cuing your vocal track messes up and plays the wrong track for you to "sing", revealing you as a lip-syncher on live TV?

A. Grin and lip-sync to the track as if nothing had happened and you meant to sing that song all along.

B. Pull an Elvis Costello and try to stop the music, saying "I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, I see no reason to do this tonight" and then launch into Radio, Radio.

C. Dance a goofy little jig for a few seconds while your vocal track continues to play and then slink offstage, embarrassed, while the musicians continue to play, looking bemused.

According to pop star Ashlee Simpson, the correct answer is

Also, according to her, you have to blame the band at the end of the show, saying "My band started to play the wrong song!" which is, really, the Classy Way Out.
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