When you think of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, images of celebrities blushing during a round of Plead the Fifth, Real Housewives taking a swig from the Clubhouse shotski, and the Gay Shark dancing behind the bar immediately come to mind. But you should also start busting a move just thinking of all of the amazing musical performances that have taken place on the show over the past 10 years.
Yes, in the decade that WWHL has been on the air, we've seen everyone from rock legends to club icons to, of course, Real Housewives serenade us with their sweet, sweet melodies. However, not every WWHL musical guest has hit all the right notes.
When asked to name the worst musical performance in the history of WWHL during a recent interview with Vulture, Andy Cohen didn't hesitate to name Bananarama's performance of their classic "Cruel Summer" in 2012, which you can watch and cringe for yourself, above. "The worst was when Bananarama came on and sang 'Cruel Summer.' They were like just off a plane, they forgot the words, and it was bad. It was not good," Andy recalled. "I couldn’t believe it."
Andy did reveal right after their performance on WWHL that Bananarama members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward did a shot of vodka right before they went on, so that also might help explain things. But Andy and his guests that night, Carole Radziwill and Michelle Trachtenberg, still seemed to be into it, so that's something!
The Real Housewives never fail to bring the fire as musical guests, according to Andy. "A bad Housewives performance is a great Housewives performance because it’s amazing television," he told Vulture.
Real Housewives celebrity superfans go just as wild over their performances. "Sonja [Morgan] did a caburlesque when we were live from South by Southwest that was … I guess they had rehearsed. It was not the best, but it was memorable," Andy said. "I don’t know if [Kristen Wiig] was the guest or she was just texting me from home, [but] I have memories of her losing her mind over this."
Watch Sonja's mind-blowing caburlesque performance from 2014, below.