At Sunday’s (July 22) Teen Choice Awards, Justin Bieber prot�g� Carly Rae Jepsen sang her summer anthem “Call Me Maybe” again. Which is fine because the song is fun and infectious and had the star-studded crowd singing in their seats, though fans watching at home had a more mixed reaction (at least per Twitter).
“Carly Rae is a boring performer. I’d be so hype performing Call Me Maybe,” writes one.
“CARLY RAE JESPAN [sic] IS PERFORMING CALL ME MAYBE IM GOING TO PUT MY TV ON MUTE THEN LOL,” writes another in dreaded all caps.
“if i was carly rae jepsen and i had to sing call me maybe for the 282793 millionth time in front of all those celebrities i’d want to cry,” adds a more sympathetic tweeter.
Several also point out that Jepsen, 26, isn’t really a “teen sensation” though she was introduced as one. (Technically, she can still be one, though, if she’s a sensation for teens, right?)
Jepsen closed out the show on an energetic note and her performance was a far cry from the anemic show she gave at May’s Billboard Awards, just a few short months ago, where her dancing was mostly just a little hopping in place and her use of the stage was limited to pacing back and forth in front of her band. On Sunday, Jepsen was a ball of energy in short shorts who ping-ponged all over the stage, high-fiving fans and even jumping down into the audience to give U.K. imports Sophia Grace and Rosie a chance to share the mic.