What do you get when you combine a killer voice, slap-stick antics, and really really really bad pop music? A hilarious set of lyrically and melodically challenged songs skillfully performed by music parody prodigy Jackie Loeb.
Going into a show about the worst songs ever written my expectations were set pretty high because, let’s face it, there’s a sh*t ton of cringe-worthy, vomit-inducing tunes out there. Loeb quickly set the bar when she started off with R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.” The petite Australian with auburn hair commanded the stage, belting out the words with her powerful, warm voice as well as physically miming the words. Oh yes, she happily flapped her arms like a stoned swan every time she sang “fly.” I loved watching her seriously sing the lyrics while tearing them apart at the same time. She didn’t have to tell you why this inspirational ballad from the 90s sucked, you knew from her rendition you weren’t listening to Mozart.