The performance was setup to be one of the biggest of the American Idol season where the famous Idol judge was set to perform in a special live performance. The Twitter account of Mariah Carey @MariahCarey even tweeted out, “Tune in tonight to see Mariah’s special performance at the American Idol Finale! 8:00pm On FOX” with a link to a Twitter Picture that showed Mariah posing as a partial silhouette.
As soon as Mariah started singing her montage of songs and hits live on American Idol Twitter started to erupt with questions, claims and disgust. Many fans of Mariah were stunned that Mariah “might” be lip syncing her entire performance on American Idol. I was watching the performance myself and thought maybe our sound was somehow not lined up with Mariah’s performance. We loaded up Twitter to see it pouring with tweets of people saying things like, “I can’t believe Mariah Carey was lip singing on stage of American Idol. How do you expect the kids to look up to you? #IdolFail” from @MzsOlivia.
Another Twitter user named Shelley Paulson tweeted from @shelleyp, “Mariah Carey lip syncing on #idolfinale. Kind of negates her critiques of the performance when she doesn’t have the guts to do it herself.” At the time of this article that tweet had been retweeted 29 times & favorited 18 times.
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) May 17, 2013
As you can see from Cats Politics twitter account, they also feel that Mariah lip synced her performance on Thursday night during the Idol Finale Live Performance. The tweets just keep rolling and laying on the accusations that the whole performance was an entire lip sync from the beginning to the end. Most fans of American Idol seem to be upset considering Mariah Carey is a judge that critiques others on how to sing but when performing during a big event like the finale has resorted to lip singing the performance. Other judges performed like Keith Urban during the American Idol finale. The performance from Keith Urban seemed to be entirely free of lip syncing as he added unique voice inflections to almost show that he was truly singing in his song.
Everyone is sitting on edge waiting to hear wither Candice Glover or Kree Harrison will win the entire season of American Idol tonight. It remains to be seen whether the Mariah Carey lip sync mishap will continue to blow up and bring on some type of statement tomorrow.
What do you think, did Mariah lip sync her live performance?
Other tweets from twitter users:
— Metrell Hurst (@m3tr3ll) May 17, 2013
A big LOL to the fact that Mariah Carey just awkwardly lip synced that whole performance on the American Idol finale. — wilsonthegood (@wilsonthegood) May 17, 2013
Is Mariah Carey lip-syncing? Sure looks like it… — Preppy Poppy (@preppypoppy) May 17, 2013
Omg! Mariah Carey is totally lip synching — Swirlish (@KIMORAMICHELLE) May 17, 2013
Its reallt evident that Mariah Carey is lip syncing rn — aja’s excited (@early_graves) May 17, 2013
— Chels (@lookitschelsea) May 17, 2013
Please don’t tell me Mariah Carey was lip synching. #idolfinale
— lovejoy52 (@lovejoy52) May 17, 2013
OMG MARIAH CAREY LIP SYNCING REALLY? THAT WAS SO OBVI. Im embarrassed for you #idolfinale
— Mckenna. (@mckennastyles_) May 17, 2013
Really @mariahcarey ? Lip syncing on a singing competition. You can sing live!!
— Nick Fanelle(@nfanelle1) May 17, 2013
Mariah Carey totally just lip synced on American Idol?? #why
— Nicole☯ (@nicolekatelynn) May 17, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that Mariah Carey’s representative says, “She was absolutely not lip syncing. #Idolfinale”
— Hollywood Reporter (@Idol_Worship) May 17, 2013
@nicolekatelynn she wasn’t lip syncing.. It’s called dubbing when the crowd gets loud they have to dub.
— Mariahs Assistant(@FrankieB327) May 17, 2013
I know this much, I am a very big fan of Mariah Carey and I grew up listening to her music. If Mariah had to lip sync, I think she has earned it by delivering beautiful music for so many years. It’s disappointing, but it’s reality and we can’t expect someone singing the notes that Mariah does to be perfect forever. The statement has been made from Mariah that she didn’t lip sync her performance, so we’ll leave it at that.