WORST: The Chainsmokers Get Pitchy
The Chainsmokers attract a disproportionate amount of ire for what is mostly harmless, anodyne electronic pop – though their occasional bro-like antics don't help. The much-hated-on duo's performance of "Young" showed why they can't win when it comes to the critics. Amidst a visual of sunset-illuminated clouds and American West vistas, Andrew Taggert clad himself in a jeans shirt and briefly strummed a guitar. But when he began to sing, it all fell apart. His voice was off-key, he awkwardly moved across the stage, and he sometimes descended into a stiff display jazz hands and wandering in circles. The best moment was when Alex Pall sang the bridge with a Vocoder effect reminiscent of Daft Punk, proving that the Chainsmokers may be great at winning Billboard Awards, but they haven't quite nailed heartland authenticity.