Mariah Carey Responds To American Idol Finale Lip Syncing Rumors
Last week, America tuned in to watch Candice Glover take home the American Idol season 12 crown and also see a host of music industry A-listers hit the stage.
Among the celebrity musical guests who graced the stage was none other than ‘Idol’ judge and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey, who apparently had more than a few folks giving her the lip syncing sid-eye as she hit one high note after another.
Despite the masses coming their own conclusion that Mimi was fakin’ it to make it, a representative from her camp says it’s not true.
via E! Online
Anybody thinking the Mariah Carey would forgo a chance to hit those octaves for real is fooling themselves, according to her rep.
“She ABSOLUTELY DID NOT lip-sync,” said her spokesperson. “She performed LIVE in front of several thousands of people!!!! (and did it 3 times!!).”
The rep confirmed that Mariah did sing to a prerecorded track—a common practice in the music biz even among big-named artists—but clarified that she “performed with a 40-person choir” and “SANG LIVE.”
“No LIP-SYNCING whatsoever! She did 3 takes and thrilled the crowd with singing little songs in between that we’re NOT part of her medley,” the publicist added.
That settles that.
When asked about any possible audio issues on its end, Fox had no comment.
Hmmmm. If you missed Mimi hitting the stage to perform during the ‘Idol’ finale, you can check it out HERE, and then decide whether or not you think she was keeping it real…….or really faking it.