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7 Lip Syncing Scandals

Some stars didn't even try to hide the fact they were mouthing along

(Newser) - Ever since Milli Vanilli made lip syncing infamous back in 1990—they were stripped of their Grammy when it was revealed that other singers actually recorded their hit song—many a singer has been accused of mouthing along to his or her own song, at least while performing. Radar rounds... More »

Britney Won't Actually Sing at Vegas Gigs

Source says Spears will be lip-syncing

(Newser) - Planning to see Britney Spears during her two-year Las Vegas residency ? Well, hopefully you weren't planning on actually hearing her sing. "Britney does not sing. She is being paid a lot of money to lip-sync," a source tells the New York Daily News . "She hasn'... More »

Beyonce: Yeah, I Sang Along to Recorded Track, but ...

She belts out a live rendition of national anthem for reporters

(Newser) - Beyonce put the lip-sync controversy to bed once and for all today, explaining that she did indeed sing along to a pre-recorded track of the national anthem at the inauguration. But she opened the news conference in epic fashion, asking reporters to stand and then belting out a flawless rendition... More »

9 Artists Who Lip-Synced

If Beyonce did, she's in good company

(Newser) - The debate over whether Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem continues, but either way, the Washington Post points out that the practice of lip-syncing isn't all that uncommon. It lists nine examples:
  • When Whitney Houston performed what many called the best rendition of the national anthem ever, at the Super
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Beyoncé Wasn't Lip-Syncing: Here's Proof

Professional musician Mike Doughty weighs in

(Newser) - The Beyoncé mystery continues: Was she or wasn't she lip-syncing at the inauguration? On Slate , one fellow musician declares that, without a doubt, that performance was the real deal. "Beyoncé either sang live, or she's the most gifted lip-syncer in the history of humanity," writes Mike... More »

Cooper: Who Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced?

'Francis Scott Key would send her a fruit basket,' he says

(Newser) - Amid the "did she or didn't she" debate surrounding Beyonce's alleged lip-syncing of the national anthem on Inauguration Day, Anderson Cooper has weighed in on the side of "so what," reports Mediaite . "I’m releasing a statement right now saying I just don’t... More »

Marine Band Backpedals on Beyonce Lip-Sync Statement

We don't know one way or the other, says spokesman

(Newser) - It looks like Beyonce herself is going to have to weigh in on this one. A representative for the US Marine Band set off a tizzy earlier today by telling news outlets that Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem at the inauguration. And now, a different band spokesperson is on the... More »

Beyonce Lip-Synced Inauguration: Marine Band

That whole earpiece-ripping thing? All part of the act

(Newser) - Many inauguration watchers were impressed when Beyonce ripped out her earpiece while performing the national anthem—appearing to be the victim of audio problems—yet still nailed the song. Except, er, she wasn't actually singing the song. A Marine Corps Band spokesperson tells TMZ and the UK Times that... More »

Chris Brown Skewered for Lip-Syncing Awards Song

Now his lips are sealed

(Newser) - Chris Brown just got a little less popular. Singers including Pink and Joe Jonas are lambasting him for lip-syncing "Turn Up the Music," the song he performed at the Billboard Music Awards program. "One day if I lip-sync, I hope I do it as well as him,... More »

Oops: Idol Winner Has Lip Sync Miss at Macy's Parade

Scotty McCreery is a wee bit off

(Newser) - Entertainers of the world, we understand you need to lip sync every now and then. All we ask is that you at least come close to making it look real. Today at the Macy's parade, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery most definitely did not, notes the Huffington Post . The... More »

Britney Begins Tour With Kids, K-Fed in Tow

Singer's ex gets $5K a week to shepherd sons around country

(Newser) - Britney Spears has set off on her Circus tour, but it won't restrict her family time. The pop princess' ex-husband Kevin Federline, who has custody of their two sons, has agreed to let them accompany the singer—as long as he can, too. For his trouble, K-Fed will get a... More »

Sydney Olympics Also Featured Fake Performances

In 2000, city's orchestra mimed to backing tape—by ensemble from Melbourne

(Newser) - The world was shocked to learn that Chinese singer Lin Miaoke was really just a pretty lip-syncher, but fakery seems to be par for the Olympic course: the Sydney Symphony has disclosed that its performers mimed to a backing tape during the 2000 opening ceremony. "It's correct that we... More »

2 Chinese 'Songbirds' May Close Games Together

Dual-billing with counterpart Lin Maioke expected

(Newser) - Yang Peiyi, the 7-year-old songstress whom Chinese officials deemed better heard than seen during the Olympic opening ceremonies, may appear alongside her lip-syncing counterpart during Sunday’s closing ceremonies, the Hong Kong Standard reports. Organizers who claimed that the decision to replace Yang with a cuter girl was “in... More »

China Defends 'Olympic Karaoke'

Bucktoothed girl not 'flawless' enough for Olympic image

(Newser) - Chinese officials are defending Friday’s lip-synched performance of its national anthem, reports the AP. "There were a number of candidates to sing that song and at the end of the day the artistic directors picked the best voice and the best performer," a spokesman said. The actual... More »

Pavarotti Lipsynched Last Performance

Late tenor too sick to sing live at Turin Olympics opening ceremony

(Newser) - Lipsynching isn't just for neophytes like Nikki Hilton—none other than tenor Luciano Pavarotti faked his way through his final public performance at the opening of the Turin Winter Olympics, the Guardian reports. In a new book, Pavarotti's conductor and pianist claims that he recorded the cancer-stricken tenor and the... More »

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