Shabby Shriek of the Week: Nicole Scherzinger

Posted on 14 Oct 2011 at 3:20pm

This week, we look at singer Nicole Scherzinger. We’ve received remixes for her songs “Right There” and “Don’t Hold Your Breath.” These two singles come from her debut album Killer Love slated for a December release. How does she fare? Read on.

WTF is Nicole Scherzinger?

The bio on her site is way too long. Seriously, chick? Below are some of the more precious bits from her bio.

“when Hawaiian-born Nicole Scherzinger was growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she received a Christmas gift of a tiny purple boombox and a cassette of Whitney Houston’s chart-topping 1985 self-titled debut album. ‘That was it for me. Her voice was so powerful; every note she sang just felt like the truth.’”

“…a multifaceted career that has enabled her to lead the multi-platinum pop group The Pussycat Dolls , take home the mirror ball trophy as the tenth season winner of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and act on How I Met Your Mother and the musical Rent. [Simon Cowell] tapped Scherzinger to serve as a judge on the American version of The X Factor…

“All I’ve ever really wanted to do was sing,” she says. “I didn’t care about being famous. Whitney Houston really touched me and changed my life. She drew me into her world and that’s what I hope to do with Killer Love. I want to create a world inside of the music like my favorite performers did. I want to play in that realm artistically and creatively and see where it takes me, then put it onstage and share it with people. That’s what it’s about for me.”

More after the jump.

WORDS UP:

“Right There” -From MetroLyrics.com

Do he know how to work it? / he got that got that
Put it on you work it/ he got that got that
Do you real good for your lay it down good for you yeah/ He got that got that
All my girls if your man put it down let me hear you say yeah
All my ladies if you man put it down let me hear you say yeah
Do he work that?/ How like you like that?
When he throw the bone attcha do you bite back?
Say yeah all my girls say yeah/ If he makes you feel good

“Don’t Hold Your Breath” -From AZLyrics.com.

Move on don’t look back
I jumped off a train running off the tracks
Love is gone face the facts
A bad movie ends and the screen fades to black

What you did to me boy I can’t forget
If you think I’m coming back

You can’t touch me
You can’t touch me now
There’s no feeling left
If you think I’m coming back
Don’t hold your breath

A.V. CLUB

Scherzinger does her Beyonce bit in her video for “Right There,” although I think 50 Cent might be the best part. The song is better than the remixes, but the lyrics are insufferable.

“Don’t Hold Your Breath” is a much better song and although the video is a bit one-note, it’s far more interesting than the usual street line-dance stuff she did in “Right There.”

We’re going to go with “fab” on this one. While “Right There” is an amateur attempt, she held our interest with “Breath.” Plus, she has some decent cred behind her, even if it is the Pussycat Dolls. What’s you’re vote? Shab or fab?

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