Jessica Simpson Out Of Parton Tribute

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 20: Singer/actress Jessica Simpson arrives at the 8th Annual Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 20, 2006 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) GETTY IMAGES/Frazer Harrison

Unhappy with her second try at paying tribute to Dolly Parton for the "Kennedy Center Honors," Jessica Simpson has asked that her performance not be included in the show's broadcast.

When Simpson took to the stage for a tribute rendition of Parton's hit "9 to 5" during a taping of the annual show, she stood awkwardly, flubbed the words, said something about being "so nervous," and then rushed off stage right. The singer apparently cried after the mishap that left the crowd silent.

Producers gave Simpson a second chance at the song.

But after Simpson saw a tape, she requested the second attempt be pulled from the show, which airs Dec. 26 on CBS.

"She really wasn't happy with her performance and she did want it to be perfect for Dolly, who she idolizes," said Cindi Berger, a spokeswoman for Simpson.

Photos: Kennedy Center Honors
"If I were fortunate to be asked to perform for her I would probably forget my wig! Anyway, she can come over to my house and we will sing it together sometime," Parton told "Inside Edition" in an interview after the taping.

Besides Parton, the Washington, D.C., tribute honors Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg. Caroline Kennedy is the host.

"We appreciate the time and energy Ms. Simpson put into this event and respect the high standards she has for herself and that of the Kennedy Center Honors," said George Stevens Jr., the show's producer.

CBS declined comment.

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