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Leighton Meester: West Side Story VMA Promo!

Leighton Meester: West Side Story VMA Promo!

Check out the new MTV VMAs 2009 promo video featuring Gossip Girl hottie Leighton Meester and Cobra Starship tackling the Broadway musical West Side Story‘s song “Tonight”.

The vid was taped at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn and made use of a vintage New York City subway car. The dance moves were choreographed by the spectacular Wade Robson.

Cobra is nominated for 2 VMAs including Best Pop Video (alongside Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Beyonce.)


Leighton Meester: West Side Story VMA Promo!
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# 3

That was LAME! The VMAs better not suck this year…they’ve sucked every since 2004.

# 4

I’m 20 and I can honestly say Cobra Starship is one of the worst bands I’ve ever heard. Their live performance on the Tonight Show anyone? HORRIBLE, and embarrassing. I like her as Blair, but Leighton cannot sing. Period. And she looks like she’s trying too hard to be sexycool in this promo. If you want to hear actual singing, go listen to STARSHIP (circa the eighties). At least they can hit notes.

# 5

lol im 19 and i think there weird

# 6

I have to say, I’m not a fan of this idea. They really need to leave West Side Story alone. None of these singers can compare to the original, and it kind of comes off as lame.

# 7

Umm, that was really dumb! lol

# 8

leighton is a great singer – can’t wait to see her on the VMAs!

# 9

Leighton is so cool

Wade Robson is an awesome choreagrapher. Have you guys seen his work on SYTYCD? Pure genious…however, as for Leighton Meester. Love her on GG but as a singer…it’s almost embarrassing to watch. Especially the music video…now that was extremely painful to watch. Anyone can sing and dance that. Even tone deaf people can sing like that. My oh my…Leighton please stick to acting.

While I admit that Cobra Starship is not a “vocally strong” band, I think their music is great. It’s modern, catchy and entertaining. Of course them performing a song live isn’t going to be like the studio version, most of the artists out there nowadays don’t sound great live. At least they have tons of energy and know how to hype up a crowd. I agree that Leighton cannot sing, but yes I love her as Blair as well. I don’t listen to Cobra Starship because Gabe Saporta’s voice is like that of an angel, I listen to them because the beats to their songs are catchy and they are just a fun band overall.

I n F a m o u s l y C o o l @ 08/14/2009 at 11:40 pm

womp womp.. major fail.
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wade robson’s horrible. he might of been decent years ago but damn.. all his shiit’s been trash.

wow… they needed a choreographer for that? Seriously that was awful and nothing like west side story.. But I have to say I laughed right at the end ahah

Bad2theBONE @ 08/15/2009 at 12:05 am

I love West Side Story but why must it be ruined that way. That was just plain awful. Leighton was in the scene for like 5 seconds. Shows how much singing talent she’s got. hahaha!!

that was weird, but i love it xD
leighton is so beautiful, she rocks!

one word LAME!

That video = fail. Yawn.

leighton rocks and so cobra

Idkk, the vid was okayy I guess.

I mean it wasn’t “horrible” but not the best.

Anyways, I just watched it cause Gabe was in it, and the dudes hot. lol

the best promo for VMA!
love cobras and leighton!
They great!
and Hot Mess is a hit!

leighton is an amzing singer really can’t wait to see her on the VMAs!!!! Go leighton ! why you pple can’t say positive things!! I am sure she will do good in her singing career !!

Sorry, still not good……………………..maybe, they need to bring in that young girl from the Philippines………..Charice. She got the voice and the range and the soul of real music. Too bad, she is not tall or glamorous and has problem with interviews. But she is good! If you want a singer, she’s the one. And what about Jessica Biel? She was good in that video of her stage musical play, better than Katie Holmes.

she has a good voice

yah they were really bad on the tonight show.
wonder why mtv chose west side story. im 19 and i know it, but most people watching the show wont know west side story references..

why does MTV choose to ruin West Side Story?
but at least this wasn’t as bad as Taylor Swift’s rendition of “Tonight.”

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