Posted by Casper at October 25, 2004 01:30 PM
So it's Saturday night. It's live TV. It's quite literally Saturday Night Live. Ashlee's on the show to perform whichever of her songs she's releasing next and, after Jude Law introduces the performance, Ashlee's band start to play. Ashlee throws some Avril moves. It's impressive stuff - the band are performing totally live, meaning that Ashlee is real, just like her music. And then, out of nowhere, Ashlee's voice appears. Except she's not singing. And the vocals are for 'Pieces Of Me' - the song she'd played earlier on in the show. Clearly, Ashlee had been intending to mime her vocals.
Ashlee reacts by doing what any of us would do if our entire career and already flimsy credibility were at stake: she does a little dance. It's like a pixie dance. Then she stops. And then she does it again, before muttering an obscenity and then exiting, stage right.
The band play on, and the best thing about the whole sequence is this brief exchange of looks between two of Ashlee's band members.