Mariah Carey has been criticized for lip-synching her medley of hits as she performed during the American Idol finale.
Plenty of people took to Twitter during and after the show, asking each other if the Grammy-winning singer lip-syched her performance given the weird way her voice at times failed to match the audio people at home were hearing.
A rep for the 43-year-old singer debunked the idea that Carey didn’t perform live by saying: “She ABSOLUTELY DID NOT lip-sync. She performed LIVE in front of several thousands of people!!!! (and did it 3 times!!).” The rep did confirm that Mariah sing a prerecorded track, but clarified that she “performed with a 40-person choir” and “SANG LIVE.”
Mariah’s publicist added: “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.”
FOX had no comment about Mariah’s performance.
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