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."
We’d have thought that American Idol’s season finale win and Jennifer Lopez's performance would have aided in its ratings woes.
Clearly, we thought wrong. Last night’s results garnered the lowest ratings the show has seen in the history of its finales. In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.
YIKES! Almost half!!
This is definitely not a good sign from Idol, only highlighting its dire need for change. With all of its judges' problems and rumors of the show’s format being revamped, it seems anything will do to bring in the numbers!
Idol must be saved!
[Image via FOX.]
Hmmmm did Mariah Carey have something to do with this!?!?
Turns out, Nicki Minaj is just a little too seXXXy for American Idol’s liking!!!
All of the other judges delivered AH-mazing performances on the Season 12 finale last night, so it was SUPER noticeable when Nicki was the only one to NOT take the stage.
Nicki explains why she didn’t perform AND why her High School music video didn’t premiere on the show:
What an AH-mazing performance!!!
Janelle Arthur, one of the final five contestants on American Idol, rocked out with The Band Perry for the Season 12 finale. They sang Done, which sounds pretty appropriate for the last show of the season, LOLz!!
Especially since every single judge on the panel is Done for good, ha!!!
Anyway, the two ladies were kicking and head-banging throughout the performance and still managed to NAIL their vocals!!
Ch-ch-check it out! (above)
And we have our winner!!
Candice Glover was crowned this year’s American Idol just a few hours ago! But, shortly after the announcement, the talented singer said she was “still trying to process” her victory:
Jennifer Lopez took a page out of Beyonce's tourbook for this one!
The singer performed her latest single Live It Up with Pitbull during the American Idol Finale Results Show on Thursday in a perforated white bustier top and flutter skirt worn with nude fishnets and gold gladiator sandals.
Reminds us of this look from Bey's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour!
Great minds think alike!
J.Lo shook and shimmied her famous derriere for Idol judges, who gave her a standing ovation.
Well, except for Mariah Carey. She remained seated.
[Image via AP Images.]
Last night's American Idol finale was SO STUFFED with ear (and eye) pleasuring performances, we're surprised the show didn't burst into a million little musical notes!
One such act featured eliminated contestant Amber Holcomb BELTING out Emeli Sandé's awesome jam Next To Me while standing RIGHT NEXT to Emeli herself. Brilliant!
Ch-ch-check out the delightful duet (above)!
Ooo it's very interesting to see how these rather different voices compliment each other AND the tune itself… and yes, Amber it slightly shaky at points, but it's never unbearable.
And, as usual, Emeli is wunderbar. LOVE!