Which Judge Served Up the Best Single?
Jennifer Lopez, Robin Thicke, Nicole Scherzinger and Adam Levine had all been in the game for some time before bellying up to the judges table on their respective reality shows. Shows that exist, in theory, to launch the careers of average Americans who need that big break.
But in reality, the judges have found greater fame than any of the nameless singers they've turned into "stars" by releasing new tunes at various points throughout the season.
If the model stands true to form, Robin Thicke should be performing his just-released single, Top of the World, at some point over the coming weeks on Duets. But how does this song stack up to other reality show judges tunes?
The results are...
Artist: American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez
Song: On The Floor
Sounds Like: Pitbull and Jenny bottled up the best Saturday night you've ever had, and poured it over some Red Bull.
The Judges Give It: 4 out of 4 stars.
Artist: The Voice mentor Adam Levine, featuring Christina Aguilera
Song: Moves Like Jagger
Sounds Like: Adam placed his naked body on the giant piano from Big and shimmied out a massive musical earworm.
The Judges Give It: 3 out of 4 stars.
Artist: Duets mentor Robin Thicke
Song: Top of The World
Sounds Like: He stole a N.E.R.D. song in hopes no one would notice and laid his fine falsetto over the R&B track.
The Judges Give It: 2 out of 4 stars.
Artist: The X-Factor mentor Nicole Scherzinger
Sounds Like: The musical antithesis of its title.
The Judges Give It: 1 out of 4 stars.
Honorable Mention goes to the woman who started it all, Tyra Banks and her 2004 single, Shake Ya Body. Listen!