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Was Avril Lipsynching?!

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What the hell, indeed!

Check out this clip of Avril Lavigne performing her new single, What The Hell?, on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve (above)!

It sounds as if someone's relying VERY heavily on lip synching a backing track, no??

What's the deal, bb? It's not like there were a ton of dance moves to distract you from your vocal stylingz!

Let's hope that you fare off a bit better - or at least more authentic - at your next gig!


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67 comments to “Was Avril Lipsynching?!”

  1. 1

    I kinda like it..but, she could be a little more genuine and energetic. She is kinda acting like an old lady.

  2. 2

    happy new year!!!

  3. 3

    you know, Mario, I am older than most of your posters and I can remember when EVERYONE SANG LIVE. If there was even a HINT.. you were LIPSYNCHING… it was blasphemy.. it was like, 'why the $#*%# am I paying my $(@)$ money to say this piece of ^#($#@ live??? I could save my money and just play their (album with scratches, tape and let all the ribbon come out, finally CDs ) at home and save my *#($## money! Milli Vanilli was almost crucified when it was found out THEY DIDN'T EVEN SING ON 'THEIR ALBUM' much less in concert. Madonna, she was ripped at times, despite all the dancing… Now, it is just ASSUMED that alot of these 'pop stars lip synch part, half, most of their concert. excuses-oh, she/he dances (sing, then dance or even better, GET IN BETTER SHAPE) OR they have sooo many concerts scheduled… PACE THE CONCERTS BETTER, TAKE SOMETHING FOR YOUR THROAT, ETC. people are paying to see you, you are being paid to SING! all bull!

  4. 4

    I actually don't think she was lipsyncing. There was a vocal track in the background, but she was singing the main parts.

  5. 5

    If she is, it's not obvious. She rarely does it so I have no problem with it if she did. Singers can get a cold or have vocal chord issues just like the rest of us and it's GREAT that they can lip-synce, every now and then - but not habitually.

  6. 6

    you know MARIO, with all the electronic crap, I am not even talking about that voice thing, (I forgot the name), but in a studio, you can take someone's CRAPPY VOICE and CHANGE IT SOOO MUCH with computers. and then they LIP SYNCH. you don't even know how or if they really can sing. I think that has alot to do why so many have NO STAYING POWER. You have ARTISTS from the 60s, 70s, even 80s that are still around. but, the ones from the 2000s, don't see the superstar material, because they are 'picked' to fit a mold, not because they are great. Even IDOL, how many FAT, UGLY people are on it? Idol does not want fat, ugly, they want pretty

  7. 7

    I'm confused, I have no idea why you think she's lipsynching? She was obviously singing live, probably with a vocal track but you can still clearly hear her live singing. I absolutely love the song!!! I think it's about time she change her hairstyle though?

    Anyway didn't Perez decided not be mean anymore?? He doesnt seem to be any nicer to Avril at all.

  8. 8

    Re: sunshine14 – I agree. It appeared she was singing live. Did it ever occur to you, Perez, that maybe she just really sounded good? It wasn't like she was trying to hit hard notes or anything. As a singer, its easy to sound that good if you aren't jumping around.

  9. 9

    I like pork chops.

  10. 10

    Don't care if she was lip-synching or not. But that song just SUCKS! Avril's image and music needed a SERIOUS makeover if she was hoping for any kind of success.

  11. 11

    Ehm sometimes the studio or places to perform dont have the right setup or acoustics to do a live performance come across right on TV. my god ur so dumb sometimes

  12. 12

    i think perez posts crap like this just to piss off his haters…yeh she lip syncs at parts, but SO DOES LADY GAGA for paparazzi..but i know they both sing quite well unlike all your other 'artists' perez like BRITNEY, who not only lip syncs 101% of the tine, but DANCES SO TERRIBLY, it looks like she's drunk

  13. 13

    No chance Mario.Even an ignoramus like you knows Avril would never lipsynch.What's the matter fatboy,a little worried about the mountains of support Avril is getting these days?I've been saying for years Avril has more heart,more courage,and more guts than you'll ever have.Avril is going to force feed you every shitty,caustic word you ever said about her.Have fun choking asshole.I'll be laughing my ass off.

  14. 14

    She and this song both suck.

  15. 15

    She's not lipsynching…you must have real problems if you can't figure out that she was singing live…i know you hate her but let me tell you something: avril has talent , she's funny , pretty , smart and she really cares about her fans:)..you just make yourself look stupid:)…lady gaga can't sing live and you always talk good things about her..avril never posed naked instead of gaga…so yeah , you really have problems…but guess what: avril doesn't cares about you so i'm sorry for ya

  16. 16

    this is off topic i know but i heard she was such a slut in elementary school and high school growing up in Napane, Ontario, Canada she gave hand jobs and blow jobs to like so many guys and she was so young. I heard this from a reliable source i child hood friend let's say.

  17. 17

    yeah… I think Perez is right here. That does not sound live. Totally sounds like a track playing behind her. I like the song though, and I love Avril. It's obvious Perez doesn't like her. Beyonce and Taylor Swift lip sync from time to time and he doesn't call them out on it.

  18. 18

    First time i heard the song.. wow that's what people were saying was a great song? Usual generic.. anyways.. man she's kind of dead weight on stage now? Wth? As for the lip-syncing yeah she was.. it remained the same pace even when she finally started jumping.. idky anyone's surprised though.. everyone does it not just Britney.. wish people would actually try to sing live.. even if they suck at least they tried.. it's called live for a reason..

  19. 19

    Why you hate her so much?
    just leave her alone, the fans like her so live her…
    i think she is a sweet girl, and yes she is diferent from your Gaga, but that is good, because Gaga is just a stereotype to make money ! ;)

  20. 20

    i was disappointed that Dev lipsynched.

  21. 21

    Re: Angecutypie – Nice try trollslut.

  22. bkroz says – reply to this


    I love how EVERY COMMENT disagrees and says Perez is an idiot. Hahha. You don't even have to be a huge Avril fan to be able to tell that she's not lip syncing here.

    The sad part is, most people won't bother to actually watch the video. They'll see his headline and roll their eyes and go "lul avril sux" without even deciding on their own. Such a shame. It's a good song, and she was live here. Backing track? Maybe. But so does Cheryl Cole. So does Rihanna. So does Lady Gaga. So does Christina Aguilera. And you LOVE LOVE LOVE them, don't you Perez?

    Same bully. Same victims. Different ways to go about it.

  23. 23

    I agree with others here that is not lip-syncing she is singing with a backingtrack who gives a fuck.

  24. 24

    You absolute fool. It's obvious she is singing and she is actually really good. Lady Gaga has backing tracks when she sings and do you complain about that..NO?!

  25. 25

    If I'm being objective, I think it's a fair question to ask. I can see how the casual observer might get the wrong impression. It was obvious to me she was singing live. It was equally obvious she was using a backing track. Not that I have any objection to that. I would rather hear a backing track of Avril doing her own harmonies than hear the boys in the band try to hit those high notes. And, if using a backing track makes it possible to do away with the backup singers/dancers, that's OK with me. I think the audio mix for the TV broadcast was in part responsible for this controversy. I believe the volume level on Avril's microphone should have been higher or the level of the backing track should have been lower. You had give a very careful listen to pick out the fact Avril was singing live. I forget where I saw it, but someone pointed out as evidence that she was lipsyncing, nobody could sing while jumping up and down like that. Well, anyone that ever saw her 'My World' DVD knows, Avril sure can.

  26. 26

    That talentless butterball whom starts with B and is prison slang for coward never sings her own songs. Ever. What's the difference? Why so hard on one and not the other Punkinhead?

  27. 27

    i would rather listen to this then that lady caca bullshit.. haha

  28. 28

    That girl is a hasbeen anyway so who cares?

  29. 29

    I don't think she's lip synching…even if she did I think this song is addictive. I actually like it alot.

  30. 30

    I had just come home, and was drunk as hell when I saw this performance, and even in my drunken stupor I remember calling her out to all my friends for lipsynching. It was so obvious!!

  31. 31

    I'm watching her mouth closely (which is hard when the cameras zooming in and out) and she has a microphone close to her mouth - I don't know how you can tell she's lip synching. She appears to be singing live from what I can see.

  32. Caryn says – reply to this


    I was there they had a very loud backing track and avril just tried to sing over it , they even played the backing track when avril wasn't singing at all just to get video of the crowd dancing around .

  33. 33

    i'm sorry. she is just not the performer like she used to be. she used to run around the stage getting the crowd riled up (i went to her concert a long time ago) and now she just. ugh. it's disappointing.

  34. 34

    Re: BonerMcBone – who are you talking about?

  35. 35

    That girl is so dumb. All her songs suck. And she is such a wanna be hard ass bitch. She's annoying as hell and her whole punk skater look is so over.

  36. 36

    she's def not lipsynching.

  37. 37

    Gaga's and Katy Perry's backing tracks are often louder than their mics during TV performances. Of course you wouldn't dare comment on that, though.

  38. 38

    After looking at this a few times, I've come to the conclusion that Avril was singing live, but that she was accompanying herself–not too energetically–on a backing track. Most singers of her stature use backup singers who can mimic the lead singer's overdubs on studio tracks and then lead with their own live voices. That's what Avril should be doing too. A live singer shouldn't sound the same as her studio performances and if she does, like Avril did in this performance, then she's doing something wrong, probably lipsyncing or relying too heavily on a backup track. People know the difference between live and memorex.

  39. 39

    She is a terrible "singer/performer." I still cannot figure out how she is famous.

  40. 40

    People always give Miley Cyrus sh*t for lipsyncing–like Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way falsely claimed a month ago. Yet anyone can easily compare her studio performances with her live performance on Youtube and clearly see that she's 100 percent live in concert–and so are her backup singers. By contrast, Avril's live performance sounds exactly like her studio performance. That says it all right there.

  41. 41

    You can hear her voice.
    Even so, doesn't CaCa rely on her back tracks?

  42. 42

    She were not lipsyncing.

  43. Jai says – reply to this


    her music and personality are both shit

  44. 44

    stupid perez. i watched the video. and she wasn't lip synching. she did a good job. and she sounded great. keep doing your thing avril. can't wait for her new album.

  45. 45

    Re: Trancelike – All I have to say is F#$% you

  46. 46

    do u like hot dogs ? i relish them

  47. 47

    Perez (who doesn't even read these comments),
    Will you PLEASE cut the crap with calling everybody "bb" already?!?!?!?!?!

    Not only do you now constantly call everybody "bb", which is sickening enough, but you now call everyone who you hate "bb"!!

    Avril/April is now your "bb". The skank who spit in a photographers face and who you mocked and were brutal towards is now your "bb"?!?!?!

    This new kinder gentler act must stop.
    I just came across some comments you wrote (in your blog) a few months ago (which was well after you started this new kinder gentler act) about Angela from Jersey Shore: You were so unnecessarily evil and cruel and hateful towards this poor young girl— who did nothing to deserve your vitriol.

    And today you posted an article about Lindsanity (remember that name???)…
    It said that she's planning on staying in rehab longer than she needs to, and you then cheer her on as if you actually believed it!!!!!

    You know damn well that Lindsanity couldn't wait to bolt from that place ASAP. Don't pretend that you're falling for her lies and act. She'll be drunk within weeks from now.

    Will the honest Perez please stand up??????????????????????

  48. GG78 says – reply to this


    Britney Spears uses backing tracks all the time and don't say shit about that. Hell, most of the time Britney flat out lip synches, forget a backing track, and you still rave about her performances. You just don't like Avril, that's why you bring this up.

  49. 49

    There is a light vocal track under her, but she is singing on top of it.

  50. 50

    Who cares now whether artist lip-syncs or not ? Does it matter anymore ??

  51. 51

    These lyrics are so bad. So, so bad. a 12 year old girls poetry is better than this shit.

  52. 52

    I'm not sure what Dick Clark's rules are now…..but no one ever sang live on American Bandstand. He made everyone lipsynch……..maybe he still decides what he wants to hear???

  53. 53

    @Eddeham A Rahmam asks, "Who cares now whether artist lip-syncs or not ? Does it matter anymore?" Eddeham, it matters if you paid $140 for a ticket and you go expecting a live performance.

  54. 54

    I was at the live performance in LA and she was the only performer who lip-synced….maybe because it was a new song…. but she also preformed another song live and there is a major difference

  55. 55

    Re: jonboy86 – Lady Gaga does not lip sync and has much more talent than avril ever could. All of her crappy music sounds the same.

  56. 56

    Anyone who knows anything about music or Avril Lavigne knows she doesn't ever Lipsync, There is just a backing track, Avril's Mic deffintely needed to be turned up more (or the music down).

    You'll see plenty of awesome or lacklustre performances of Avril live, she doesn't care if she's got a sore throat or feels like she's not up to it she'll always perform live. Not once have I ever seen her lipsync. Perez's little informers obviously need to check the video properly before spewing their bile but hey it's hilarious how Perez hails the Queen Of Lipsync - Britney but is fast to judge Avril on every basis.

    It's pretty easy to show her singing live at 0.38 Well Love Hurts! 1.35 what what what the hell? 1.43- 1.50 (very obious here) You never call till -to.– Id rather sit around and rage and at around 3.38 onwards you can tell she starts to tire and her voice becomes more strained especially at the La la's at the end when you can hear she's pretty breathless from the jumping.


  57. 57

    You bum up Britney's ass all the fuckin time and she NEVER sings live but you don't critisise her

  58. 58

    you really think shes lipsynching?then you're idiot perez you cant even spot a real one if you're avril fan you would know. im not surprised you would say that, i know you hate her so much i dont know why, you're a BULLY i thought you hate bullies but you are

  59. 59

    she's singing. but not much.
    this is better than her last album it sounds like, but still not good.
    what happened? her first two albums were fucking amazing. her third one was god awful. doesn't sound like this one will be much better.

  60. 60

    It's really sad seeing how Perez Hilton acts like he cares about "stop bullying" and stuff when he is a complete bully himself. Hypocrite

  61. 61

    Good to know you are still a bully. Just because you are being passive aggresive doesnt change that.

  62. 62

    definitely relying on a backing track for the chorus. she is NOT singing that raised bit live.

  63. 63

    Bubblegum pop at it's finest. Dr. Luke is a moneymaking genius!

  64. 64

    alll i can say perez is HI HATER :p

  65. 65

    She's just good at singing live.

  66. 66

    nope she's not lip singing. her voice is just amazing. you're just being jealous again! she promised not to lip sing!

  67. 67

    she wasn't lipsynching idiot
    she sings great LIVE and microphone was autotoned or maybe they could edit her voice just in few parts
    because the performance wasn't live it was shooted like 2 - 3 weeks before.

    SHE'S BACK!!!!