Friday, May 17, 2013

Mariah Carey Lip Synchs Her American Idol Performance

Everyone in the world knows Jennifer Lopez is going to lip synch. It is what she does. I doubt Jennifer has ever actually sang live. I think she probably has a backing track for her shower. Mariah Carey on the other hand can actually sing. She used to be able to sing well. Maybe she can't anymore. I can't think of an explanation where someone who sat a judges table all season and judged people who were not allowed to lip synch, gets up and then lip synchs. There is no explanation. None. She has sung those songs a million times. She has done that same medley a million times. It was supposed to be the ultimate singer showing the American Idol cast how they should sound, but she failed and did so miserably.

64 comments:

timebob said...

it's all about perfection if a track can do it perfectly why not use it. It is just artists being lazy. She cashed the check and knows she isn't being asked back next year why bother sing live. She was just paid to appear like a monkey.

Plenty of artists still sing live they just don't drown themselves in makeup and diamonds.

Cathy said...

I love the MV hints

Anna Nonymous said...
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Bacon Ranch said...

Article please.
I don't watch that show, did Keith at least sing? Because if he did I know he didn't lip synch.
Maybe it was a long day for Mariah, maybe her dress was too tight. Maybe someone accidentally caught the left side of her face instead of the right in a camera shot (she HATES that)
Please link articles when you talk about stuff like this so at the very least we can check it out for ourselves.
Thanks!
xoxo

Bacon Ranch said...

Um
I think the MV ref was towards..
yeah nm

rubylipgloss said...

That photo is so classic! Mariah is doing the ultimate air kiss that equally puts the focus on her as much as it makes Ryan disappear into her hair. It looks like Ryan is thinking "we'll played, Mariah" with that smirk on his face. It's like one fame whore giving appreciation to being out played by another.

libby said...

Anna--The MV hints are pointed at JLo, not Mariah.

SoggyCrunch said...

What is MV? I've seen it referenced before but can't quite place what it is.

libby said...

Soggy---It's an OLD blind item about a famous singer who really doesn't. It's old, it's good, it's 'original Enty'.

You can search posts with the 'MV' tag.

KaySea said...

Mariah and Keith actually pre-recorded their songs last Wed/Thurs - they were bringing in people to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if they used the track from last week, cleaned up a bit.

CantHaveMyPurse said...

This sure sounds like a giant MV hint towards JLo...

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Gayeld said...

@Anna. The MV hints were directed toward Jennifer Lopez.

LottaColada said...

Agreed that the MV hint is for JLo not Mariah.

I still love Mimi, baddest diva betch around.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I Think Timebob nailed it. "F'em, I'm out!" Why would she bother giving a performance when this whole thing was a waste of her precious time? She was not idolized for her attention, there was no genuflection after receiving her trite advice.. I mean Really, Why grant them a song?

scratchy kitty said...

Heeeheeeheeee!
:-)
I love that picture too--i feel a new avi coming...

scratchy kitty said...

Thanks for asking. Thwt was irritating the hell out of me.

Robert said...

I've always felt that lip-synching for any reason is a rip-off. If I pay to hear a concert, I expect to hear the artist(s) perform live, not some studio-made canned tracks. I've never understood why today's rock, pop, and other types of concert audiences put up with that crap.

auntliddy said...

I dont see thr point of this at all. You sing live for a living. Whats preventing u from doing it now?

Sugar said...

I thought the sound and her lips were not in synch last night but that sometimes happens to my TV. I wondered then if she was not really singing. Oh well. I don't care either way as it won't affect my daily plans or anything.

Erika said...

Mariah has been lip synching for awhile, though. When she sings live, she really struggles. Do you remember the Michael Jackson funeral? She sang live there and she was horrible.

NomNom83 said...

I kinda feel like if anyone should be allowed to do this, it's Mariah. She's earned it, no? It's not like her talent is in question. Maybe she was having an off night with her voice?

scratchy kitty said...

I watched AI last night. Keith didnt lip sync at all, he did great. Mariah now--the jurys out. I think she lipsynced. Some musicians on other boards though are saying it was a bad "dubbing" job, something about delayed sound thru the micbor something. Not being a professional musician I dont know how to tell this dubbing thang from lip syncing. It looked like a lip sync.to me.
As for the rest of the how--oh Lawd was it bad. And not in the slang sense either. The opening number consisted of the band perry (dumb name btw) jumpingbup and down. Then the lousy top 5 boys did a Frankie Valli and the Seasons medley and then Frankie Valli came out and wailed. Like I said, awful, and I cringed so hard I know I got.some new wrinkles. I kept thinking Sparkles aint paid enough. The whole show dragged except for Angie Miller and Adam Lambert. Now that man stopped the show. JHud sang with Candice, and was extremely obnoxious about it, absolutely turned me off with her attitude. Then that nasty J Ho flashed her damn panties and grabbed herself as Pitbull acted like a gentleman (he surprised me--I actually liked him, he did well and had good presence) then The gold envelope crawled at a snails pace into Sparkles hands. Sparkles caressed the envelope, shook his head to himself thinking "thank god this seasons finally over!" and slowly opened the envelope as the finalists hugged each other and then he announced what Aretha announced half an hour before, that Candice was the winner. Btw, the look on Sparkles face when Aretha said Candice was the winner was Classic, priceless. Like i said, they dont pay that man enough.
Needless to say,the finale was atrocious. So awful that I truly am not sure I will watch AI next year. Depends on who the judges are (please keep Keith!) and who else Fox fires (fire that lousy music director along with the exec producers too!) Half the time I felt like I was watching a bad paraody of the Carol Burnett show (there were comedy skits but I blacked them out from my traumatized memory--wish I could black out Frankie Valli, fml.)
so there you are. I didnt realize I was such a masochist, but I am. Two hours of that. :-/

Bacon Ranch said...

THANK YOU ROBERT.
I went to see U2 during their Lemon tour. I really wanted to hear certain songs live (old school) and I will be damned if Bono didn't hold the mic out for the audience to do most of the singing. Not sure if he was tired or what (he shouldn't have been since they played stupid propaganda videos after every 2 songs that were at least 5 minutes long). When he began Sunday Bloody Sunday I was so excited. Yeah, he Sang "I can't believe the news today.." And then held the microphone out for the audience to finish the entire song. He may have tossed in one or 2 Sunday Bloody Sunday but we were left to sing it.
Had the tickets not been free I would have wanted my money back.
Same with most of the older songs.
Hell, the tickets WERE free and I wanted someone's money back.

Kimstyle said...

I've said since the beginning- MV= J LO!!! No question in my mind.

Bacon Ranch said...

I agree scratchy, Keith is a class act. If nothing else he actually has talent and is probably the most genuine judge they will ever have. He can back it up.

Renoblondee said...

I love Keith, but I was told he did lip synch the recorded one. Angie, Adam and Jessie J were AMAZING! And they did NOT lip synch.

Steampunk Jazz said...

If Keith can back it up, why would they want him back? That show is the worst thing out. I swear the zombie of Lawrence Welk is the real executive producer of that show. Frankie Valli? Burt Bacharach? Barry Manilow? REally?
Scratchy kitty, Thank you for taking the hit for the team, Did you at least get a cool drinking game out of it? " Everytime Sparkles says ...and we'll be right back-DRINK!"

Bacon Ranch said...

If he can back it up, why would they want him back?
I'm not sure I understand that question. Why wouldn't they want him back?

Diana G said...

Talk about MAJOR MV hints!! Thanks, Enty!!

fancyscreenname said...

@Bacon....I really appreciate your story. Lol

shopgirl said...

Hints? I thought that was a full-on MV reveal!

camembert said...

Mariah lip syncs these days because she has ruined her voice, probably from poor technique.

Audrey said...

I never watch that show (I can't stand all the wailing that is supposed to be singing) but how fucking hypocritical!!?? Gah...

I was on the JLo train for MV, thanks Enty!

Steampunk Jazz said...

@Bacon Ranch, This show is about the judge "Stunt casting, shock factor" now. Reasoned, well thought out advice is not the way you leave watchers talking the next day.

RangersGirl said...

This was lazy. Mariah "may" have lost an octave or 2 over the years, but she can still outsing most everyone.

Last night's show as a clusterf*ck of inane banal garbage. With the exception of Angie Miller and Adam Lambert's duet on Titanium. That was sublime and beautiful. Too bad they weren't allowed to perform the entire song. Huge opportunity wasted. It was an actual collaboration, not a star oversinging the contestant like that Jessie J person did with Angie. And JHud & everyone else. OK I grant you Keith Urban was fun.

If the TPTB at Idol have any sense, they'd hire Adam Lambert to be a judge next season, just based on his abilities & his ego-less restrained performance last night. And keep Keith Urban if you will. But I'm sure it'll be JHo again & some other "controversial" Nicki Minaj or Britney type. Time to go back to making the show about the contestants & not the annoying judges shilling their songs & other interests.

Time for this show to do a wholesale housecleaning from the Top down. Get rid of that horrible Nigel Lythgoe & keep Jimmy Iovine away from it. He was so annoying.

lc said...

I agree @LottaColada, she is the baddest biotch! I love her!

lc said...

Kinda OT but in the same genre,
Sometimes when you go to a show, you want to see a SHOW. I can forgive a few backing voice tracks, but not the whole damn concert. I saw Jane's Addiction last summer. It was my daughter's first stadium show.,I was so excited. The lineup was Goyte, AWOLNation, and Jane's. It was a great show. But I do wish Perry had sung some tracks beforehand. He didn't sound that great. The person who WAS great was the musical genius, Dave Freakin Navarro! So that kinda made up for Perry's not so great vocals.

Diana G said...

Funny that you mentioned your U2 concert experience...Bono pulled the same crap when I saw them in Tampa a few years ago. My sister saw them in Dallas a few weeks after I saw them and she was beyond disappointed, as well.

nudibelle said...

How was Jlos performance

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

@lc: When I saw Jane's Addiction on the JA/NIN tour a few years back, Perry had recently broken his leg and (presumably) had it in some kind of cast, but there he was, running and leaping all over the damn place--it was mindblowing, to saw the least. Oh, and while he's not really my type (although he can be very funny, and he's definitely an amazing musician), Dave Navarro has the most stunning eyes that I've ever seen in person--I can't really do them justice describing them other than saying "very liquidy, lots of colors, you could disappear in them". Daaaaaaamn...

car54 said...

I was furious about this last night. What a hypocritical thing to do. Keith got up and sang live with Kree and Randy and did a great job.

I am so happy Candice won.

I loved seeing her sing with JHud. I always think when Jennifer comes back she over-sings a bit as a fuck you because she didn't win. I thought Candice didn't care and she looked like she was having the time of her life.

Adam was fantastic and very under-utilized. He was a great duet partner for Angie and stood back and let her shine.

I thought the people on the show were planned with Angie and Candice as the final 2 and then Angie got booted.

Angie got Adam and Jessie J and Candice got JHud and poor Kree got Randy and Keith and the house band.

I felt very sad for how bad Aretha looks. But by god, she sang anyway--and she didn't give those little idol girls a single solo line.

MontanaMarriott said...

I agree with CAMEMBERT, Mariah lip synchs because she ruined her vocal cords. Granted even with that she can run circles around today's acts, she does not sound anything at all like the vision of love Mariah we all knew.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

They lip synch because they're afraid their voices will be held to the same scrutiny as the contestants'. They're on there, going on about the tiniest, slightest problem in a person's voice like it's the worst thing EVER -- no way they'll sing live after that!

auntliddy said...

Montana-ruined her vocal cords how? Craning her neck to look in mirror? Lol

Erika said...

You're in Tampa, Diane? ME TOO!

cosina said...

This clue still fits from Nov. 9, 2012

"It is that time of the year for the annual MV clue. Normally it would be on the anniversary of the blog but that is over the weekend, so I thought I would give it to you today. Hard to believe it has been six years. I could not have done it without all of you.

I promised you an objective clue.

Combined, the first and last name equals 13 letters."

Jennifer Lopez ?

crila16 said...

But...she's Mariah. She can do whatever she wants. She was probably parched and tired, so didn't feel like exerting herself. She doesn't even have to walk...she's carried everywhere.

crila16 said...

Oh...and I know for an absolute fact that Mariah is NOT MV. I know the first talent agent that she ever met. Her brother brought her to her. The woman (talent agent) said that Mariah's voice was absolutely amazing, but didn't have a marketable look, so she didn't want to represent or waste her time promoting her. She also shunned Julia Robets, saying her face was too horsey, she said.

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

Not that it matters, but his name is Sprinkles (after rainbow sprinkles...a reference to his potential gayness). But Sparkles is prettier. ;) I think I'm the one who created this confusion in the first place, anyway...I misremembered. I first saw him called this at TWOP (Television Without Pity).

Anna Nonymous said...

ok now hold the phone, I just went on dlisted and saw a video of the performance. She may have had a backing track, but she DEFINITELY sang her own medley. Definitely. And she sounded awesome, better, clearer, stronger than ever. Nice job Mariah. she didn't lip sync Enty, go watch the vid.

Anna Nonymous said...

thanks guys about the MV clarification, didn't realise what was going on, as usual.

AndyCane said...

Me thinks Enty has all but revealed Jlo to be MV with his last few posts that have been about her.

RowdyRodimus said...

@BaconRanch That sucks about the U2 concert. It makes me think of a KISS concert I went to. I think the video is on Youtube where Gene Simmons gets his head busted open by Ace's guitar during the encore of "Rock And Roll All Nite". Anyway, he gets hit in the head with a Les Paul and still finishes the song. They did have audience participation numbers, but never half assed it.

Lisa said...

@scratchykitty The Band Perry is actually two brothers and a sister and their last name is Perry. They have won several awards and are very good.

NaughtyNurse said...

I have been trying to remember if Enty said MV was 11 or 13 letters!! Thank you!! We all know it is either Jennifer Lopez or Britney Spears...lord, when is the reveal?????

PJJ said...

You're right, she has earned it. And come on, its American Idol. Nobody cares anymore

Aoife said...

I know I'm in the minority here but I've always thought Mariah Carey is MV. MV could "sing". JLo can't now and never could sing.

I don't watch AI but everywhere I went online today people were talking about how bad it was.

Vicki Lon said...

Just Google it. Easy

goddess. said...

Mariah can sing. There is no doubt about that. I watched what clips I could find of it and I think it is live. I've seen her in concert and she isn't like Beyonce and Britney moving around a lot. She tends to just hold onto the mic and sing. I admit to being a huge fan of hers...but I also admit that her voice probably isn't as healthy/strong as it was before.

G said...

I sadly agree that something must be up with Mariah's voice, but J-Lo is definitely MV.

Mariah was lip-synching -- and did so poorly. If AI really wanted a moment they would have had Mariah duet with Candice on When You Believe (Candice had done it as a solo). I think that they were afraid Candace would make Mariah look bad.

And it's a live show ... all the artists should sing live. Not like Mariah runs around dancing. She waves her hand like she's leading an orchestra.

Tina Mallette said...

I think Mariah can sing but she just can't hit those high note riffs anymore for whatever reason - could be damage on her vocal chords who knows. When she sings live for real, I have noticed she doesn't go for the high notes, rearranges the song, maybe puts the song in a lower key register, and her more recent music doesn't have those the high notes difficult riffs. And since too many people imitate her, smart move. I don't know why she just doesn't admit it and everyone would understand. Or just don't sing the old songs with the high notes and riffs.

Tina Mallette said...

That said too people have been lip synching on TV forever. Remember American Bandstand!!! No one sang live on that show. It is matter of logistics too.

kellylaluna said...

I still think MV is Britney Spears. Wasn't there some mention not long ago that S had passed away? Britney has sounded different on her recent album and other songs, especially that thing with will.i.am. There was that man who claimed that his daughter was the real voice for Britney on that track, then that story was dropped quickly. Eve also said in an interview that she heard it was not Britney herself singing. I'm not saying that JLo doesn't lipsynch most of her live acts, but what about all those times she sang with Marc Anthony on his tours?