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Idols Lipsynch!

A former American Idol contestant just revealed a dirty secret about the show!
AI reject from season one, Justin Guarini, isn’t too happy with this year’s group performances. Guarini is currently the co-host of Idol Wrap on the TV Guide Network. And what he said recently has some fans in an uproar.
Justin told everyone, “Every single year we can’t stand the group performances. I know they can’t stand it either. And I think what makes them even worse now is that they’re lip-synched. They’re really prerecorded now.”
So whats Idol to do? Deny, deny, deny!
On Tuesday, a rep for show producers FremantleMedia North America, Manfred Westphal, said “The Idols don’t lip-sync, period.”
However, things quickly changed on Wednesday, when via email Westphal confessed to the New York Times, “Due to extensive choreography and to balance their voices with open mikes against a screaming audience, the Idols do sing along to their own prerecorded vocal track during the group performances only.”
So Idol is FAKE!!!
Though he was quick to add that the contestants never lip-synch during their solo performances.
What do U think? Still like the show even though they’re not singing live 100% of the time?
[Image via WENN.]

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Mar 27, 2009 09:00am PDT

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