Jessica Meuse's "Blue-Eyed Lie" Is One Of the 'Idol' Star's Many Original Songs About Stupid People — VIDEO
Jessica Meuse has made a name for herself on Season 13 of American Idol. But, perhaps, not quite in the way she would like. No, instead, following Hollywood drama and off-putting reaction shots from the Top 8 contestant, Meuse has made a name for herself as this season's most polarizing contestant. On the one hand, a seemingly negative attitude (or, at least, seemingly negative body language) is never an attractive quality for a reality show winner. On the other hand, singer-songwriter Meuse is undoubtedly talented. And that's a fact that will become even more clear Wednesday, when Meuse sings her audition song, "Blue-Eyed Lie," which happens to be an original.
For Wednesday night's American Idol theme for the Top 8 — "Back to the Start" — Meuse is reviving the self-penned tune, arguably giving her an advantage over other contestants forced to recycle hits they sang during their auditions that have been sang many times before on the Idol stage. (Ahem, Jena Irene's "Rolling In the Deep.") But, really, when it comes to Meuse, who cares? When a song as catchy and (more importantly) new as "Blue-Eyed Lie" sits next to the old hits, it makes the entire theme night worth it.
But Meuse is hardly a one-hit wonder when it comes to quality original music. Fortunately, Meuse's YouTube page features several original songs that are just as worth a toe tap as "Blue Eyed Lie." Unfortunately, they'll hardly distract people from the perceived negativity she radiates on screen.
There's "Wash Me Down," an original about, as Meuse writes in a very Meuse fashion, "stupid people."
Similarly, Meuse's "Sick & Tired" is also about "a tool that I know." (Sensing a pattern?)
Here, she's "Done." Done with what? Clearly, being the person, as she so famously claimed, who sees drama following her wherever she goes.
The overwhelmingly emotional "My Hell (If I Can't Make You Stay)," a song that, for once, directs the blame towards the singer.
And a more touching tune from the singer, "Rust," about how "real love is worth the fight"... to resist temptation, that is.
But, really, as much as we can tease and berate Meuse for her tendency to victimize — both on the Idol stage and, apparently, in her music — it's difficult not to give credit where credit's due: Meuse's originals are good. Addicting, really. And that is no blue-eyed lie.
Speaking of, the full, original of Meuse's Top 8 performance song!
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