Russian American Idol

This video is proof to me that we, as Americans, have it pretty freakin good.  We are blessed with the musical stylings of Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Jay-Z and the like while the citizens of good ol’ mother Russia have the distinct “pleasure” of listening to Edward Khil.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love sub-zero temperatures and communism, but I find it hard to believe that anyone can take this guy seriously.  Kinda makes me think that one of the mannequins got sick of the turtlenecks and cargo shorts at Old Navy and defected, was subsequently brainwashed and taught to sing like Robert Goulet.  I mean, this guy seriously creeps me out.  My guess is that talking to this guy would be like trying to have a sustained conversation with a singing Frankenstein.  So next time you are hating on the Black Eyed Peas and Rascal Flatts (as I often do), remember that it could be a whole hell of a lot worse.

Oh, and my favorite part comes in at the 1:53 mark.  I think he’s laughing at us for being mortal.  “Ha ha, silly humans”.

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