The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Showdown: Mya Vs. Macy Gray

The complete lineup of “Dancing With the Stars” competitors has been announced, and buzz is already building. Here in the Newsroom, Chuck Liddell is making the most waves, but there are plenty of other story lines being generated. Will Tom DeLay have any rhythm at all? Is Aaron Carter as good a dancer as his older brother Nick? Will “Iron Chef” Chairman Mark Dacascos do any of those cool flips? But for us MTV folk, we’re interested in the showdown between two R&B songstresses. Who will reign supreme when Mya (of “Case of the Ex” fame) and Macy Gray (the woman whose latest single is called “Slap a Bitch”) go eye-to-eye? There’s only one way to find out.

Dancing Ability
Mya has performed alongside some top-shelf booty shakers (including Christina Aguilera in the “Lady Marmalade” video), while Macy is … tall? Advantage: Mya

Self-Promotional Skills
Macy Gray once wore a dress to the Video Music Awards that had her album title and release date written on it. Nobody has ever come close. Advantage: Macy Gray

Pimpest Collaborations
This seems like a no-brainer, as Gray’s song “Hey Young World Part 2” (from her 2001 album The Id) features Slick Rick, but then you remember that Mya sang the hook on “Ghetto Superstar (That Is What You Are),” which featured ODB. Advantage: Draw

Better Wardrobe
Mya makes just about anything look foxy (especially that outfit she wore in “Lady Marmalade”), but — again — Macy has the album release date dress working for her. Advantage: Draw

So after four rounds, it’s a pretty even fight. Then again, have you seen the video for “Lady Marmalade”?