We guess that NO ONE can escape the wrath of lip-synching accusations on the internet!
Beyoncé faced it after her rendition of the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, and now, Mariah Carey has come under fire for her performance medley of her biggest hits on American Idol's 12th season finale last night!
And it was NOT pretty!
After Twitter essentially EXPLODED with criticism over what some viewers perceived to be bad lip-synching, as her voice did not always appear to match the audio during the live feed, the diva's representative quickly issued a statement that DENIES any wrongdoing on her client's part!
In fact, while Mimi DID sing along to a pre-recorded track, as many artists regularly do, her rep is adamant that she "performed with a 40-person choir" and "SANG LIVE."
"She ABSOLUTELY DID NOT lip-sync. She performed LIVE in front of several thousands of people!!!! (and did it 3 times!!). No LIP-SYNCING whatsoever! She did 3 takes and thrilled the crowd with singing little songs in between that were NOT part of her medley."
And there ya have it!
But we think you should ch-ch-check out the performance (above) and decide for yourself!
What do U think? Was Mariah miming or singing live?!
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