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Rihanna -- Please Stop the Music!

2/27/2008 4:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a reason the judges on "American Idol" tell contestants to steer clear of Mariah, Whitney and Celine -- no matter who you are, it's near impossible to measure up. Rihanna is not the exception.

In this video from an old high school talent show, RiRi tries to tackle "Hero," and though she starts out fairly strong, the song completely falls apart at the end. Not that Mimi's perfect either -- watching this is still easier than trying to sit through "Glitter."

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46.

know it all    

It sounds like a cat dying from a bad head cold.
So whiny and nasal !!! UGH !!!
I want that three minutes of my life back.

2397 days ago
47.

jordan    

This is proof to all my friends who love this no talented piece of trash!!! She sounds no better today

You can knock Mariah and pre crack Whitney.. Even whitney on crack sounds better (no joke) but these 2 singers can SING and outsing all. Mariah can scale and has range... Whitney can bellow harder with force

2397 days ago
48.

el    

the key word there is "OLD" clip!!!!
probably has had much training after that!
give her a break she was in highschool and probably nervous!

2397 days ago
49.

Christy    

Ok, she should have never did a Mariah Carey song, she should have done an Ashanti song, like Foolish or something. As a singer myself you just can't do a song cause you think you can, you have to know you can. A Professional Singer can know what songs they can do, you can't be too big headed when choosing, you could embarrss yourself and then you're left with your feelings and that SUCKS. Singers out there, don't let what happen to Rhianna happen to you :-)) ! Bye

2397 days ago
50.

Sumwunzma    

This is painful, but then so are all of her other songs too. If you take the music out and turn the effects off, you've got a pretty girl who can't carry a tune. How the heck do these people get contracts?

2397 days ago
51.

alreadybad    

She STILL can't sing. She is getting over like all the so called "singers?" today. They can't sing and people who pay for these over priced non talented performances are idiots. Make them sing LIVE (no special microphone) for your money not just play dress up.

2397 days ago
52.

pelon1    

lol, i love her but i have to agree that was horrible she starts off pretty descent and than just falls apart, but lets not be to harsh it is a mariah song and she had no vocal training back than, she has improved whether you like her or not she's on fire right now and people digging old stuff about her proves it

2397 days ago
53.

rachelhope26    

I loved Glitter...I do not understand why everyone is always saying it is horrible!

2397 days ago
54.

victoria    

Oh, my. Maybe she was nervous, but that was horrible.

2394 days ago
55.

Peggy Z    

near impossible to sing Mariah Carey's ... but not impossible, check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JkyVX537i4&NR=1 i got goosebumps fm listening to her (in the good way)

2392 days ago
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