Friday, March 21, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Lip Synchs On American Idol

Sure, it is a singing competition. Sure, the contestants are required to actually sing the songs they are performing, but they are not out Jennifer Lopez who would never be able to actually compete on the show she is judging. Just like Paula Abdul before her, Jennifer Lopez lip synchs all of her performances on American Idol and will continue to do so because she is a lousy singer who knows she will look like an idiot if she tries to sing live. See, when you lip synch you can say there was a reason she had to do it whether it is production or a sore throat or time constraints or a million other excuses. When you sing live, it doesn't matter what excuse you come up with, the only thing people remember and play all over the internet is where you sound like crap. Real singers should be the judges on the show. How about taking some people who finished in the top 3 of Idol and have them be judges on the show. How can Jennifer Lopez judge and give advice on something she can't even do on our own. She would not even make it to Hollywood week.

72 comments:

Bacon Ranch said...

Is this the stealth MV reveal?

TalksTooMuch said...

Um, this must be MV riling because Jennifer Lopez didn't just start judging a singing competition, right?

MISCH said...

Who cares

Ray Nicolet said...

MV

turningvioletviolet said...

Why are you calling Jlo 'our' JLo? I'm not sure i want her to belong to me.

sandybrook said...

MV=Britney

Entyonamobile said...

I am sneaky like that.

Renoblondee said...

JLo may be auto-tuned, but that is definitely her voice.

fancyscreenname said...

Don't get the brouhaha about lip synching. If u do more than sing while performing (dancing) it can be extremely taxing.

Bacon Ranch said...

MV = 13 letters (clue given by Ent years ago)

could be:

Jennifer Lopez
Britney Spears


He's a drama queen about it, though because I really don't think anyone would faint if they heard neither one of those 2 could actually sing.

LottaColada said...

Every few months there is a "JLo Can't Sing" thread here if you notice.

sandybrook said...

Everyone has gone back to lip synching on live tv for a clearer sound and no screwing up words etc.

Bacon Ranch said...

...everyone except for the contestants ON HER SHOW, you mean.

sandybrook said...

well they have to....and certain bands on Saturday Night Live go live too but a majority of "live" performances are taped. Not 100%--most pop stars do it.

FSP said...

I lip sync in the shower.

Harry Knuckles said...

"Jennifer Lopez who would never be able to actually compete on the show she is judging"

"she is a lousy singer who knows she will look like an idiot if she tries to sing live."

"Real singers should be the judges on the show"

"How can Jennifer Lopez judge and give advice on something she can't even do on our own."

Maybe not the outright reveal, but close enough for me.

Bacon Ranch said...

I know.
BTW, you are almost out of aquafresh.

You need to windex your bathroom window, it's hard to see you sometimes.

LottaColada said...

Cliffs notes!

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Harry, agreed. Besides, we've all seen those videos of Britney singing as a child; at some point, she *could* sing passably.

@Bacon, agree it would be no big deal now if either of those two were outed, but when the blind came out they were much bigger stars, the Beyonc├ęs and Rhiannas of the day. Jennifer had Puffy's explicit endorsement, and he was also huge at the time - the Jay-Z of the day.

Finally, the original MV blind said that MV was contemptuous towards the less attractive lady who provided the voice. Sounds a lot like J-Lo. Britney appears to be stupid, but sweet.

FSP said...

Out of my bathroom BR.

Mama Ray said...

JLo = MV.

shelly said...

@ lady h. Thank you for the research. I enjoyed it and found it very informative. I hope you see this.

The Dude said...

Not only did she lip, did anyone else notice she's trying to be a Miley knockoff, like anyone wants to see more of that!

Basil said...

Annie Lennox would make an EXCELLENT judge on this show. Not only does she sing beautifully, but she writes most of her songs PLUS she knows all about the look singers should have (or packaging as it were)

Has she ever been offered a seat at that table?

audrey said...

Britney did the same thing when she mentored...as did Mariah Carey, who can't really sing anymore anyway.

Leekalicious said...

I think people want what they can't have. Dancers want to be singers, actors want to be models, and models want to be actors. This is just my observation.

Mama Ray said...

@Nutty I couldn't agree more! We've seen Brit sing since childhood. Don't forget JLo's bug break was in the movie Selena, where she was trained by professionals to lip synch & perform like a superstar. JLo=MV for sure.

Mama Ray said...

Oops... That was supposed to read big break,not bug break! Lol!

Harry Knuckles said...

Just for you, sweetcakes.

Leekalicious said...

Lol@MamaRay!

ItsCourtneyD said...

@entyonamobile you sly sneaky dog, you

audrey said...

Just because someone can sing when they are a child doesn't mean that puberty was kind to them.

ItsCourtneyD said...

@baconranch +10. I've said that all along. It's not gonna shatter my world if I find out those two can't sing. I could figure that out. What would be insane is if it was, say, Diana Ross, patsy cline, Dolly Parton....someone along those lines who had a solid career and whatnot. These two and the majority of their peers? Really not a big deal nor surprising.

LottaColada said...

@Harry, I'll be needing them on every long thread, thanks.

Harry Knuckles said...

You bet. Anything else I can do for you?

rajahcat said...

Britney would not be that bitchy

not sure if it's JLO though because who would be surprised if she couldn't sing.........

I want to say MV is someone bigger......

LottaColada said...

@Harry maybe you could shield my eyes when you start posting nudies of Vivienne Westwood.

Harry Knuckles said...

I really would like to put a blindfold on you, Lotta, but it would have nothing to do with Vivienne Westwood.

LottaColada said...

Pin the tail on the donkey?

Anna Belle said...

I've seen Brit at an event live, she really can sing...not like X-tina, though...I can understand lypsyncing at some events, especially when it's a pop song with alot of dancing...

JHo can dance....but actually singing...NO...she's not good live...I actually suspect she's tone deaf...

Harry Knuckles said...

No, not Pin the Tail On the Donkey. You wouldn/t be pinning anything on anything. You would be lying on my table, face down and legs spread wide, wrists and ankles in restraints.

LottaColada said...

50 shades of Harry!

__-__=__ said...

Great reveal Enty! I hope MV brings you many more stories. She is fun! I can still respect JLo. It's not like she kills puppies.

fancyscreenname said...

((Queues cheesy '70's porn music))

Harry Knuckles said...

I've got two tables, fancy.

Chris J said...

Thanks for the MV reveal. I must admit I am glad it is not Britney. I've always had a soft spot for her brand of crazy. MV just sounds like a bitch.

AndyCane said...

Nice!

AndyCane said...

Awesome!

Land Manatee said...

MV = Mary Jane Blige

JLo has not had concerts around the world as MV has

Chadboulet said...

I am not a JLo worshipper, but here are a few words in her defense. Regardless of whether you think she can sing or not, she is a very fine judge of talent on the show — one of the best they've ever had. In the performance from last night that you mention, she began with an intro where she was singing into a microphone (not lip synching) along with some female backup singers. She was singing LIVE and they were harmonizing and she sounded very good to me. Tight harmonies don't work if someone is off pitch or something. After that intro, she moved to center stage to perform her new song — that's when the lip synching began. She was doing some vigorous choreographed dancing, so it made sense that she used a pre-recorded track for that part of the vocal.

parissucksliterally said...

This show has sucked for years - It should have been canceled after the Carrie Underwood season

Sherry said...

Glad I don't watch this stupid show although my roommate loves the voice and I get to hear her extensive commentary on that.

MV is totally JLo. She doesn't sing and never has. She was a dancer and an actress and wanted to be that "triple threat". After she did the Selena movie she saw her chance.
Get it? Got it? Good.

auntliddy said...

Court and ranch-true dat. And so not surprising.

JoElla said...

Real Enty said it wasn't Brit Brit.
Jlo would be scandalous but not earth shattering. But make for some juicy gossip.

I wanna say someone epic, but Jlo does tic a lot of boxes with the MV blinds.

califblondy said...

I heard JLo sing live on the Today show back in the Ben days. It wasn't good.

Tina Mallette said...

Of course she would make it to Hollywood Week, she'd have made real "good friends" with Simon in a jiff, unless Simon is a tease and doesn't deliver on promises.

Krissie said...

I can't believe people are still watching "American Idol" after all this time and after it has gone so long without producing any actual stars.

Tina Mallette said...

Basil, excellent suggestion about Annie Lennox, but it might not be her thing, she is probably still making music as well.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Thank you @shelly.

Marina Francisco said...

She was really awful. And what about her wearing thick support hose under her tiny tiny shorts with those massive fat thighs?

The thing about JLo is every single move, every single note is programmed - she does nothing spontaneous or original.

I don't think she was lip synching when they were all on the stairs singing harmonies. The reason I don't think that? Her voice sounded thin and pitchy.

Matt said...

Well fox did resign her, she can't and never could actually sing, and the ratings for this season are the absolute lowest ever for the show. The first two seasons she was on the show the ratings dropped steadily. Yet they are giving her a lot of money again. She's making bank and they look worse than she does.

Marina Francisco said...

American Idol is a crap show. The only two decent American talent shows I've ever seen are "The Voice" and "So You Think You Can Dance."

I don't want to sit through weeks of crappy deluded ghetto idiots thinking they can sing and then having meltdowns when they get turned away. I want to hear really talented people.

Same thing with dancing. Forget these "stars" - show me nobodies who can move.

Harry Connick Jr is the only good thing about AI right now. And even he is deluded - he said that this was the most talented season ever on AI. No it isn't. Some of them have talent but none of them has star power.

Ramone Love said...

Does she lip synch when she gives head?

Malibu Borebee said...

People with talent dance and sing live. Broadway singer-dancers do it eight shows a week for years, pop stars have no excuse.

Marina Francisco said...

JLo is actually a decent actress and dancer. And you have to hand it to her, girlfriend has an AMAZING work ethic. What she's really best at, however, is being a brand. She's got that nailed.

She doesn't really ever have to do anything worthwhile for the rest of her life, she's always going to be A list. Well, until she hits 50 or so and starts having wrinkles.

Which - she's doing pretty well in that category as well. That's some seriously good DNA.

volliger said...

IIRC one of the dozens of JLo/MV threads claimed that her ringer was the late Vicki Sue Robinson. Is that still the story?

Matt said...

@marina I'll give you decent dance, but actress? Decent is being way too generous for her. I'd say she's passable in some types of roles, but any attempt at serious drama and she embarrasses herself. Too bad she can't lip synch those acting performances in. People kept saying the show last year was a disaster because of the judges, but all the drama and crap aside, the actually produced a quality top 5, and the winner (Candace glover) was one of the most talented in a while. So they did their jobs to an extent. Had it been kept to three judges I think last year would have been better. I truthfully would have loved last year to be Keith, Mariah, and Harry. That season would have turned out totally different and the judges would have had enough personality to work well off each other and enough talent to pick a good top 20

Derek Harvey said...

My Pappi My Pappi
OMFG why is she dressed like a 12 yr old? Ive always hated her and now I hate her more.....
Shes Jenny from the block and shes real yo!

Marina Francisco said...

@Matt, I thought she was wonderful in Selena, and she did a thriller with George Clooney where I thought she was really good.

OMG I forgot about Candace Glover - love her! I was so glad she won after everybody just dismissed her. Remember how they would ask the judges for their top 3 and I think she was only on one judge's list, and third at that. Sure showed THEM!

di butler said...

Couple of things-I've heard JLo sing w/o backing live. It wasn't horrible, but mostly just weak. Think Selena Gomez. Both are in and out of tune, have pleasant voices, no range and no power. HOWEVER, JLo is a great performer, regardless of your feeling of her. She has tons of charisma and is of course, beautiful. Her acting isn't too great, (no, really?), but I also admire her attitude and hustle. Better than some great singers. As for AI, don't blame JLo because this is the shit format they want.
Its very hard to sound good live and dance hard. Even the supposedly most awesome woman in the world, Beyonce, has to time her words and phrases and oft times sounds like a plow mule thru her mic.
Who gives a fuck about AI anymore, anyway? Keith Urban has the personality of jizzed on gym socks. They kept him

Leekalicious said...

J Lo is an all-round entertainer, and she's worked like a dog over the years to improve herself.

As Di says, she doesn't have a powerful voice like Christina, or Mariah's range, or the sweet, unique sound that Britney has, or Pink's musicality.

She's obviously a quick study, though, and she's musical.

The MV incident took place long ago. Mark Anthony may be a turd, but he has a great voice, and I think Jennifer took advantage of that and finally learned how to sing properly -breathing, phrasing, enunciation, and projection.

I would only fault people for lip synching if they are trying to hide a lack of talent or preparation. Audiences expect a lot, and if the performer tried dancing and singing without the lip synch, both the singing and the dancing would suffer. Whatever else you can say about J Lo, she gives her fans their moneys-worth at a show.

Matt said...

@marina yes I do remember that. Only Mariah Carey had her as top 3 and she seemed shocked that none of the other judges had her in their top 3. She kind of flew under the radar because she wasn't flashy or over the top, she just sang the hell out of her songs every week. But she was probably one the top 3 best singers to ever win that show. Along with Kelly and Carrie.