Surprise, surprise: Danielle Staub's fellow Real Housewives of New Jersey are less than impressed with her vocal prowess.
Staub debuted her single "Real Close" on Monday's Watch What Happens Live — singing the romantic ballad with singer-songwriter Lori Michaels.
"I mean, whatever," Caroline Manzo told UsMagazine.com at Thursday's My Big Gay Italian Wedding premiere in Brooklyn, New York. "Clearly she can carry a tune. Is she a singer? I'm not quite sure."
"It wasn't horrible," Jacqueline Laurita added. "It was very breathy. It wasn't a wide range. She was just singing really breathy in the microphone, so it's hard to hear the range of her voice."
"She skated past it," Manzo sniped. "She did what she had to do, and fine. But can she really sing? Let's belt one out."
Added Teresa Giudice: "It's not like she was really singing….Ask Simon from American Idol."
Staub's foes haven't exactly sworn off music careers of their own. "I don't know if I can sing. Maybe I should try it," Giudice says.
Manzo's suggestion: "Maybe we should do a country album or a rap song. Maybe the Spice Girls!"
"I think we should do like a rap song," Giudice continued, "and in the background I'll say 'prostitution whore, prostitution whore'! We could do it with Jay Z."
Recently-departed housewife Dina Manzo thinks her hairless cat should give singing a try. "Grandma Wrinkles is coming out with a single soon," she joked to Us at the event. "She's been in the recording studio for weeks."
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