Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Most Obnoxious Sharpay and Ryan Act Not Done By Sharpay and Ryan

I had never heard of the British duo Same Difference until reading a post about them on Popjustice and stumbled upon this clip on Youtube. Hearing a snippet of their upcoming single "We Are One," I decided to investigate. Apparently, they competed on the British talent show The X Factor (which boasts Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne as judges) and made it all the way to third place. The fact that they did so well is further proof just how completely different America and Britain really are. These two would have gotten crucified on American Idol if they recreated this relentlessly upbeat and cheerful rendition of the Wham! classic "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." America hates unapologetically cheesy pop music and would have laughed these two seemingly lovely people off the stage.

On another note, doesn't this look exactly like a deleted music scene from one of the High School Musical films? Can't you imagine Sharpay and Ryan completely dominating everyone else with a performance like this during some random audition or rehearsal?

1 comment:

mB said...

So unaplogetically whimsy and fun!

Also: love Sharon dancing from the judges table lol