Does anyone sing live anymore? On a show that is all about live performances, the biggest one of all was actually pre-recorded. Susan Boyle was on the finale of America's Got Talent where she sang Wild Horses. The entire show was live except for Susan's part. We know she can sing so why on earth was it taped ahead of time? It turns out the producers were scared that Susan would freeze up or get stage fright and be unable to perform.
A report in the Daily Star says, "Given Susan's history, no-one was taking any chances. It was a sensible precaution to get her songs in the can. It took the pressure off her and enabled her to relax and give her best in front of her biggest ever audience."
Yeah give her best mouthing performance. The show is about live talent. Acts don;t get to tape ahead of time what they are going to do, so it seems really wrong for the entire show to be live except for her part. It also makes me seriously question whether anyone will ever see her sing live again. When she goes on tour how will you know that it is her? I know Susan can sing, but what makes a performance great is the fact that it is happening in front of you and can change and be different from night to night. If I want some pre-recorded crap they can just sit a Susan Boyle doll on stage and press play on the CD player. That isn't what people want and it isn't what people thought they were watching when they watched her on the show.