Y Kant Kendall Read? 10 Hard-to-Pronounce Band Names

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I didn't watch the Billboard Music Awards last weekend, because why would I? Even so, it was hard to avoid the news about Kardashian sibling Kendall Jenner's flubbing an intro:

The 18-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star botched her introduction of Australia's boy band, 5 Seconds of Summer, at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday.

As she read the teleprompter, she initially looked poised and confident, but then something went wrong. Suddenly Jenner got tongue-tied and tried to laugh off her embarrassment.

"And now we welcome, one..." she said before trailing off and bending over giggling

Jenner's been linked to One Direction's Harry Styles, which might explain her inability to tell one collective of smirking teenage dipshits from another. But reading about it, I could only breathe a sigh of relief she didn't have to introduce any of these bands.

Genre: Pop-funk-dance-jazz
How It's Pronounced: "Dju-mir-ŭ-kwai"
Possible Kendall Jenner Pronunciation: "Jamie Lannister," "Yamquat," "Jabberwocky" (the last one assuming Jenner has ever read Alice in Wonderland, or any book, for that matter)

Lykke Li
Genre: Swedish dream pop
How It's Pronounced: "Licky Lee"
Possible Kendall Jenner Pronunciation: "Like Lie," "Lala," "Licky Boom Boom Down"

Lykke Li - Sadness is a Blessing (Director Tarik Saleh) from Lykke Li on Vimeo.

Genre: Oz rock
How It's Pronounced: "In Excess"
Possible Kendall Jenner Pronunciation: "Eye Enn Ex Ess," "Incubus," "In Times S"

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