Post # 1
I just keep seeing all these people accusing her, and defending her. Do you think think she did? I don’t know much about singing, but I do know she has an amazing voice. Also, she ripped her earpiece out…I thought she would’ve needed that to know when to “lip-sync” if it was a pre-recorded track since I don’t think you can hear very well without it. And in your opinion, is it so bad if she did lip-sync?
Post # 3
I heard on a radio morning show (so take that with a grain of salt since I have no idea how reliable this is…) that she was told she HAD to pre-record the performance, but she sang along with her own pre-recording. They played it on the radio and you could hear that she was singing along to herself, but she sang it beautifully (both times!) and absolutely nailed it.
That’s just what I heard though, and I’m certainly not the authority on the matter. So yeah, she lip-synced, but it wasn’t her choice.
Post # 4
@shrubfish09: why does it matter if she did? So many of these performances are pre recorded, it’s hardly something unusual.
Post # 5
As someone who works in the arts, I think it’s incredibly lame if she lip-synced it. I hate canned music and I feel that if you can’t perform it live, you shouldn’t be performing it. Period. Sorry, but that is my two cents.
Post # 6
Who cares? It’s not like she doesn’t have a great voice like Britney Spears. Maybe she was really sick and couldn’t sing? I don’t get the big deal about the earpiece, either–that’s only so you can hear the backing track/yourself sing to keep yourself on pitch, but if you’ve been singing for forever and have had pro training, you don’t really need it.
Post # 7
It is very normal to have a pre-recorded back-up track to sing with when you are performing in an outdoor venue. If you don’t, it can sound very weak because there is nowhere for the sound to bounce off of. We used to do this all the time when I was in choir and we had outdoor performances. I’m sure they also made her do it to avoid a situation where she might forget the words.
Post # 8
who cares? I assume at most large events like that they do. It’s not like she can’t sing.
Post # 9
I didn’t vote because I honestly don’t care. She looked and sounded amazing, who cares if it was pre-recorded or not? I just don’t understand why this is an issue. When singers DO perform it live they’re nitpicked over the tiniest mistake, so I can understand why someone might want to go with a recording to ensure that doesn’t happen.
Post # 10
Doesn’t matter either way. She gets paid a hell of a lot more than I ever will.
Post # 11
@MissCalifornia: when singers DO perform it live they’re nitpicked over the tiniest mistake
So very true. This is my biggest beef with recordings in general. We are so used to recorded music now that we expect perfection in all musical performances. Recorded music has impacted our society (as far as music is concerned) in more ways than most people realize. It just makes me sad.
Post # 12
Given the venue I don’t know why anyone is surprised. I take more issue with what she wore than whether or not she sang live. Why was she dressed for the Grammys when she was at a daytime event that was not about her?
Post # 13
I haven’t read anything about it, because I just don’t care.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
It was her, pre-recorded. So yes she did lip sync but to her own voice. The reason stars may do this when the weather is cold is because your vocal cords will be affected by the cold air you breath. She wouldn’t have sounded good, or would have injured her vocal cords if she had sang that night.
Post # 15
…more important question: Do I care?
Answer: I do not
Post # 16
If she did, I can’t blame her. It was COLD that day! So I don’t really care either way. We all know she can sing! =)