Last night on Watch What Happens Live, Danielle Staub debuted her first-ever single, “Real Close.” A duet with Lori Michaels (who Andy Cohen calls a “lesbian superstar”), even some of her fiercest critics are praising the song. Watch the live performance below, then voice your abridged opinion in the poll! Feel free to leave a longer, more considered review in the comments, but play nice or else your comment won’t be published.
Although I think Danielle comes off as a complete, insecure nut... I must give credit where credit is due and her performance was not bad. Much, much better than the Countess' "Money Can't Buy You Class." Blech! Danielle has a much better voice and the song is better. : ) So... props to you Danielle. Now if your attitude matched your song, you'd be good to go!
I dont like danielle as a person but I got to say she can sing unlike the other housewives that had tried in the past.
Surprisingly not to bad. Better than any of the other housewives. Could tolerate the song as long as I don't have to look at her.
Her voice was better than I would have imagined. The song was odd though. It was as if she were pandering specifically to the lesbian audience which was odd because she has never identified on TV as gay, only a gay advocate, to which many gays said "thanks, but no thanks". Nothing I would download, same could be said of Gretchens, LuAnn and Kims novelty songs. Paging Weird Al.
I want to say first that I am not a fan,but I have to say Danielle certainly shocked me with her song. She can really sing. I thought her song would be like the other two housewives songs. They don't even come close. Bravo to you Danielle. I am sure even the other women on the show will have to agree.
I will say this...Danielle can actually sing A LOT better than the other two housewives who think they can. Kim CAN NOT sing worth a crap! Luann is better than Kim but Danielle went out there without any voice over affects/help or whatever there called and did a really surprisingly good job! Does this mean I like her? As a person, from what I see on the show, NO! But I like the song.
Hmmmm, I admire her reaching for the stars but may not be her path. She does sound a lot better than Kim on Atlanta though.
the song was good, Danielle was ok, but what bothered me was Danielle's overt attempt to get people guessing about her sexuality.
Did anyone else notice that when Andy asked Danielle if her and the producer were seeing eachother that the producer started shaking her head "NO" before Danielle answered so enigmatically.
whatever...at least it was better than the countless
i am completely shocked. the song was amazing. she is the only housewife who can "actually" sing. good job.
Not only can she carry a tune, she sounds good. More important than that, are the two of them together? What's up with that? Is Danielle a lesbian now? I'm confused with the hair touching and the togetherness.
What a lovely surprise. The song was captivating. I loved the interplay of Danielle's voice with writer: Lori's voice. It was a stunning end to my day and I am pleased to be able to listen to it again today. This splendid, haunting, song touched me in a way that few of today's cranked out, studio enhanced song possibly could. It was also refreshing that unlike other "Housewife" songs which were publicized in advance only to turn out to be very disappointing, REAL CLOSE, I am happy to say was actually REAL GOOD.
I am over it. It was just another pubiclity stunt. I didnt' like the song, it was just the same line said over and over. It seems she has her fangs into another poor victim. I feel sorry for Lori Micheals, she will get screwed in the end. Dirty D is just using her. The song was unimpressive as her singing. Sry DD lovers, she sucks.
She was quite good. She wrote it and actually sang live. Unprecedented with these usually talentless, money grubbing chicks.
Good for her.
She should donate a % of sales to the child whose fundraiser she brought her dark cloud and idiot friends into to disrupt. Can't plead poor now.
Just from watching her on the show I can already tell Danielle will get a swelled head, but I must admit she can sing.
Bad Performance. Looked Like She was Trying to Hump the Camera.
Voice was Alright.
Andy's Facial Expression looked like he was laughing and crying at the same time.
Tardy for the Party still my number one! :D
As much as I didn't enjoy LuAnn's "Money Can't Buy You Class", I could not help but sing it as Danielle was 'performing'...
I have to say I don't care for how Danielle comes across as a person on the show at all but she can really sing.I felt the song was good, but I have a feeling the lesbian aspect of it is a p.r. ploy. Guess we'll have to wait and see what unfolds...but good job on the singing.
I was SHOCKED! She has an excellent voice. Even better than the woman she sang with. I was scared for her when I heard Andy say she was singing, but, admittedly, I was in awe. She definitely has a pure talent she should actively try to develop. The other women on the show will probably say something like "Whatever" or "Good for Her" because they do not want anything said positively about her". She definitely showed them here. Good for you Danielle.
I'm not a big Danielle fan (really don't like her)but she has a nice voice the first housewife I think can sing
I have to say the fact she did it live without auto tune and actually sounded pretty good is a huge step up from the other housewives. I didn't really like the song that much but she can sing.
Danielle's voice is beautiful!!! Great job and I hope she takes it further and records more.
Not great but not bad. I must give her props for singing without any voiceovers. She sang raw and in tune! Who knew?
Okay I think Danielle is totally off her rocker but I am so SHOCKED! Of all the housewives "singles" she can actually sing and its a decent song!
Personally, I don't like Danielle but she is the best singer of all the Housewives' singers...so far! LOL!
Can't stand Danielle but I have to admit that she can sing a little better than Kim and countless Luann but I don't thing she great. They all kind of make you sick don't they.
Wow! I detest Danielle, but even her worst detractors have to admit she can carry a tune. While I didn't care for the song necessarily her effort was a far site better than the torment of listening to Kim or LuAnn sing.
I don't consider that singing! It's more like a whisper type of tone. She didn't sing much, and the songs lyrics were too repetative. Sorry, her voice and song weren't the best...
OMG! Andy's look on his face was priceless! I think Danielle can really sing but the song wasn't memorable. What is with the lesbian connotation??Is she trying to make an announcement? It was the strangest thing to watch.
I think that your singing was nothing more than average. No better, no worse than any of the other housewives songs, except more depressing. I wish that you lived around me so I could give you some lessons on good character and manners. If I couldn't teach it to you than I would love to beat it into you!! Oh, before you go getting nervous, this is not a threat, it is just how we do things in the south!!
I post almost every day but I've never seen one post I submitted. Danielle is a waste of air. She can not sing!! Go away Danielle do Dina will come back. YUK! you song is so Bad and you voice is worse!
It was o.k. I fast forwarded on my PVR most of it. Not interesting at all. I just have to ask why is she still on this show. No one seems to care much for her. I guess it's worth it for her if she is making $$.
I think out of all of the housewives who magically decide to have a singing career all of a sudden; she probably can sing the best!
Watching and listening to that "performance" was like watching/hearing a Doberman getting anally probed by a cactus. Brutal.
Of all the songs put out by the three songbird housewives. Danielle's is by far the only one that I could see being played on the radio, or even worth being purchased for that mater. Both Kim and LuAnn's music attempts are far to kitschy for mainstream public, only a comedic drag queen in a really tacky gay club would bust out with those songs, and im a gay male.
Danielle CAN sing!!! BRAVO!!!!! Hopefully no other housewife will do a record now that Danielle has raised the bar - plus a houswife doing a record is tired..........unless they can TRULY sing equally as good as Danielle.
Tardy for what? Money can't what?
Its equivilent to a good singer taking the mike on karaoke night. My ears didn't bleed, but I am not rushing to itunes to buy it any time soon!
I was pleasantly surprised that the song was decent and Danielle's voice not too bad. Does this make me like Danielle more? Not a chance - she is truly paranoid and just odd. But the song was delightful surprise. I was holding my breath waiting to see how bad it could be!
Its a bit of a sleeper. Not good not bad. Can't she sit down without sitting on a lap and showing all her wares. I'm disgusted with her and anything she does at this point.
It's a shame that Danielle's persona is so narcissistic and defensive, because this is one spectacular song and she has a wonderful voice. I'm speechless. I just wish she could get over the other freakniks in the show and be a lady. She is constantly stooping to their level. But, guess what? None of them will ever be able to rise to her level of talent. It's so sad that her personality is just as awful as her voice is great.
Danielle's voice is very nice. She is difficult to watch because she is so cutting and sarcastic. Of course it couldn't be a song without the typical Danielle drama or shock value. Give me a break. Is Danielle suggesting she is gay just to sell a song? If it was a ligit, and she is gay,while coming out she would have owned it, instead of the stupid answer, "we're not saying anything" while sprawled across the accompanist's lap and stroking her hair. It was all a little nauseating. If the song was sung without the element of shock, it would have been better received although I am sure the gay community liked it and if it helps to build awareness then something good will come of Danielle's weirdness.
Ive never before felt the need to post a comment in response to any of the housewife blogs, however Danielle can certainly sing, her voice is beautiful and the song was truly touching. Bravo has stumbled upon a goldmine with Ms. Staub, and lets be honest the NJ Housewives would be a total sleeper with out her.
She has found someone else to use...Imagine that???Lori is going to get blamed when the song does not become a hit. It's always someone else's fault.Sitting in the other woman's lap on national TV jsut proves she will do anything; I mean annnnything for money or PR!!!!Did she not think about her kids and the flack they will have to take from their peers?