Even after taking a stab at singing “9 to 5″ to honor Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Honors, Jessica Simpson (bless her ever-loving heart) did not feel that her second attempt was up to the standard she hoped to convey to Dolly. Yahoo! News reports:
Unhappy with her second try at paying tribute to Dolly Parton for the “Kennedy Center Honors,” Jessica Simpson has pulled out of the show. Simpson drew unwanted attention earlier this month when she flubbed the words to Parton’s “9 to 5″ during a taping of the annual show, grew flustered and fled the stage. Producers gave her a second chance at the song. But after Simpson saw a tape, she requested the second attempt be pulled from the show, which airs Dec. 26 on CBS. “She really wasn’t happy with her performance and she did want it to be perfect for Dolly, who she idolizes,” said Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for Simpson.
I can kind of understand her wanting to keep her boo-boo from ending up archived on tape, but seriously, like there isn’t already hours of similar footage from The Newlyweds floating around out there. This should really be the least of her concerns. In any case, you know Ashlee’s got to be jealous that her sis got a second chance to fix her onstage mishap. Sorry it’s not Saturday Night Pre-Recorded, Ash.
Jessica Simpson out of Parton tribute [Yahoo! News]