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Mariah Carey Accused of Lip Syncing on American Idol Finale



Mariah Carey Lip Syncing on American Idol FinaleThe 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.

Mariah Carey Lip Singing

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.

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:




The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that Mariah Carey’s representative says, “She was absolutely not lip syncing. #Idolfinale”

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.

What do you think, did Mariah lip sync her live performance?

Watch Mariah Carey’s Live American Idol performance below:

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  1. jason

    May 17, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Anyone who actually thinks she didnt lip sync that are total morons. That was completely lip synced…not even a debate. She and Jennifer Lopez..and that moron asian guy all lip synced. They are all frauds and should be ashamed of themselves. People who support these frauds should also be asham3d of themselves

  2. Scrappy

    May 17, 2013 at 12:11 am

    The lip synching looked so bad, it looked like some kind of parody!

  3. Peter

    May 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Bull****. She lipsynced no doubt about it. Shame on you Mariah.

    • Joanie

      May 17, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Most definately was lip syncing and was a very poor job of it!!! Nobody can dispute the fact that Mariah is a musical genius but come on she could have done a better job of doing a fake show!!!!!

  4. CheepCheep

    May 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    People are saying she sang 3 times the day before and the best take was dubbed for the live performance?

    If thats the case the b***h STILL lip synced the **** outa the song since she IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH to do it live.

    Paraiah Carey just showed she cant sing in front of a TV audience OR a live audience…she probably faked her pre recorded shows too…she has proven she has ZERO talent and is not fit to judge a REAL singer.

  5. Ed

    May 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    During the live show it apppeared as though she was It does lip synch, but a second look to the online video does show she was singing, this was probably and audio / video delay from the satellite feed.

  6. Maria the singer

    May 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Every singer uses effects on their voices including digital delay which delays your voice a few mil-seconds coming through the speakers. This can sound like lip syncing but is really live.


    • Natalie

      May 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      I would hardly say that “every” artist uses effects on their voices! I have seen several Idols live in concert, including Clay Aiken and the awesome David Cook. They both can sing the heck out of a song live, and they do not use any special effects or auto-tuning. David Cook even likes to sing songs or parts of song entirely without a mic, proving that he is truly singing. A real singer doesn’t need special effects!

  7. I saw it!

    May 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I saw the whole thing. She wasn’t “lip syncing” or “singing with the backing track” (as Beyonce would say) at the beginning. You’ll notice that she was struggling on many of the notes, it was really sounding bad. I think she realized that she was struggling for whatever reason, and they made a decision mid-performance to switch it up. So, by the end, that was not her live vocal and that’s when you noticed that her mouth wasn’t matching up (and she was magically sounding magnificently).

  8. Barry K.

    May 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    She ABSOLUTELY lip sync’d. I (along with everyone else watching with me) immediately saw this. Obvious, beyond a doubt – and not even a good job faking it. Also, considering how hard the contestants worked all season, it was disgraceful. DAHLING – you blew it! Shame on you.

  9. heychile

    May 16, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Psy just totally smashed Mariah on AI. He did not sync and was much more entertaining. There’s a new diva in the house and its not Mrs. Cannon!

  10. steve

    May 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Mariah DID NOT lip-synch. If you listen to Mariah over the years (like I have) you will notice that she put many inflections in each one of her songs that are not on the actual recordings. Also, Mariah is a perfectionist and professional. Her performance was so stellar that people can’t believe she could do that, but c’mon, she never would lip her performance in the U.S. because we’re all mean and harsh. Just except Mariah Carey has immense talent and can hit notes only dogs can hear.

    • Tasha

      May 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you. Anyone who has ever listened to Mariah would be able to tell she was not lip syncing.

  11. Bil

    May 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Of course she did. About 3/4th of the show was lip synch’d tonite. Keith’s first song was. Psy’s song was. The boys song was.

    • Suki

      May 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      Mariah and Keith’s (1st performance) were not lip synched. They were pre-recorded the day before with a different audience. The sound was messed up on Mariah when they played it back. Keith Urban has never lip synched in his life. His second performance with Kree was of course not pre-recorded.

    • Someone

      May 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      This is a reply to Suki……if it was pre-recorded like you said, then yes they were lip syncing. LOL

      They were not singing live at the time we were watching it, so yes they were lip syncing. How can you say they were not lip syncing and then in the next sentence say it was pre-recorded? That makes you sound really dumb. It was not live because they were just moving their lips to the music that they “PRE-RECORDED” most likely days if not weeks before. It was completely edited and auto-tuned as well. The only people who sang like was Candice, Kree, Angie, & the people who were singing with them. The boys performance was auto-tuned and edited to crap. Both judges did bad jobs lip syncing their performances and Keith bit his lip a few times when his voice was still coming out. He only sang live with Kree because he had too. Props to the real artist like Jessie J and The Band Perry….as well as the top 3 girls.

  12. Cynthia Santiago

    May 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Was really looking forward to Mariah…….disappointed is not even the word!! Of all places to not lip sync, this would be it!!! Grrrrr….

  13. Shirley

    May 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    How ridiculous! She’s so FAKE!

  14. Zaire Makel

    May 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    She was not lip syncing. She’s in front of 7,000 people. It’s a voice over for the show. You can tell because you cannot hear the audience screaming until the end of each song.

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LOOK: ‘Cats’ Musical Trailer Released And Fans Are Confused



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Universal Studios dropped a full-length trailer of the live-action film adaptation of the 1981 musical Cats.

The movie, directed by Tom Hooper, is set to be released in December 2019. Hooper is known for his work with The King’s Speech and The Danish Girl.

The musical adaptation stars Idris Elba as Macavity, Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, James Cordon as Bustopher Jones, Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy, and Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat.

Aside from the actors, the movie will feature artists like Jason Derulo and Taylor Swift, playing Rum Tum Tugger and Bombalurina, respectively. Francesca Hayward, a ballerina in the Royal Ballet, will be featured as Victoria. In the movie, Hayward’s shy cat character will have a ballet solo.

Cast members like McKellen and Swift promoted the release of the trailer in their social media platforms. McKellen encouraged fans to check out the trailer released on Friday. Swift posted a photo of the glittery bottle with a catnip label with a caption “Friday,” adding a tag of the movie’s official Twitter account.

The musical is all about a tribe of cats called Jellicles. The group comes together and works on an annual life-changing ball. Once a year, the leader of the clowder chooses one cat who will be reborn based on their belief that cats have nine lives.

Cats is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals. It brought to life songs like Memory, The Rum Tum Tugger, and Mr. Mistoffelees. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

The musical was a worldwide success for its great composition and ensemble performances. In 1994, it earned over $2 billion worldwide.

CGI Scare

In Broadway or West End production, actors don heavy amounts of make-up and lavish costumes to portray real-life cats. The costumes make use of fur to have the feel and look of our feline friends.

However, in the trailer released, the director and the studio forewent extensive costumes and opted for computer-generated imagery or CGI. According to Time, Hooper referred to it as an all-important “digital fur technology.”

Fans have long-awaited the film adaptation. However, not all were pleased with Hooper’s “digital fur” vision. Fans took to Twitter about their thoughts on the newly-released trailers. Twitter users have already created memes using screenshots from the trailer.

Comments about the actors’ faces being disfigured from too much digital modification. Some say that you need to take a second look to identify who the actors were in the movie.

Others criticized the film adding digital breasts on the characters, which is a ploy to make the characters look “sexy.” Others also pointed out that the cats were too small when scenes showed them inside a house and a theater.

Broadway Musicals with Film Adaptations

Cats is not the only musical film adaptation that received criticisms from fans.

In 2007, the film version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was criticized for casting Johnny Depp before the movie’s released. Fans feared that Depp’s amateur singing would greatly affect the outcome of the film. However, because of the theme’s dark tone, Depp’s portrayal of the twisted demon barber overshadowed any expectations of his singing.

This was not the case for Russell Crowe when he got the role of Javert in Les Miserables. Fans criticized Crowe’s singing and wrong interpretation of the character. A film critic said that when Javert is supposed to shout with a booming voice, Crowe decides to speak in whispers.

Hooper also directed Les Miserables. Fans are quite intrigued if Cats will be the director’s redeeming chance with musical adaptations.

Despite not hitting all highs with Broadway fans when it comes to film adaptations, fans keep on clamoring for more.

Recently, Hollywood has taken on this trend of creating live-action film adaptations. Disney has released musicals such as Beauty and Beast and Aladdin. The studio’s live-action take of Lion King has just been released.

However, Broadway musicals have been adapted to film way before the Disney trend. Notable Broadway performances such as Rent, The Sound of Music, and West Side Story have been adapted for the silver screen.

Other than Cats, Broadway hit Wicked is also rumored to have a film adaptation.

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Tom Cruise Unveil Top Gun: Maverick Trailer At SDCC

Tom Cruise is returning to the Top Gun franchise after almost 3 decades since the first installment and introduce modern innovations to aviation in the movie.



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Brace yourselves; Tom Cruise is making his latest return to the big screen in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick movie, which he introduced as a surprise during a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con.

People attending Paramount/Skydance’s panel at the flooded Hall H in SDCC was shocked when Cruise suddenly walked on stage to talk about Top Gun: Maverick that’s set to be released next year — but the show was far from over when the panel unveiled the film’s first trailer. Shortly after it aired in Hall H, the Maverick trailer was released online 

Initially, Hall H was reserved to be a panel discussion solely about Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate. The director and stars of the movie talked about their Terminator return and introduced some new footage to the crowd.

“Thirty-four years ago, I made a movie in San Diego and shot across the street in a restaurant,” Cruise told the crowd. “I was always asked, ‘When are you going to do another one?’ Well, you’ve been very patient with me. I felt like it was my responsibility to really deliver for you.”

Mr. Cruise was last seen in the Top Gun franchise back in 1986, where he reprised the role as the United States Navy’s elite fighter pilot Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

Based on the latest trailer, he will be playing the same character, but a lot older. There’s still a lot of high-flying in fancy new jets, more drama, and risk-taking. There’s also glimpses of Cruise’s iconic bomber jacket and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Other than that, the 2020 addition to the Top Gun franchise will see the latest innovations in aviation. Top Gun: Maverick is said to be set in a world of drone technology and fifth-generation fighters, along with exploring the end of the era of dogfighting. Maverick is now a flight instructor, who takes Bradley Bradshaw (played by Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (initially played by Anthony Edwards), under his wing.

Furthermore, Maverick is seemingly still a high-flying captain, whose superiors want him to climb the career ladder as quoted from the trailer: “30 plus years of service, combat battles, citations, only man to shoot down 3 enemy planes in the last four years yet you can’t get a promotion, won’t retire, and despite your best efforts you refuse to die. You should at least be a two-star admiral by now yet here you are… Captain. Why is that?”

Based on that, Maverick will also be going over the answer to that question. Would it be because of the death of his long-time partner and co-pilot, Goose? That’s something that has yet to be discovered.

Jennifer Connelly, Cruise’s love interest in the movie, also has a significant role to play. Similarly, Miles Teller who will play Goose’s son and Maverick’s new protege will do too while Val Kilmer will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman”  in the sequel. 

In addition to the return of Cruise and Jennifer Connelly to the Top Gun franchise, the Maverick trailer also introduces several new actors to the fold such as Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, and Ed Harris. Jay Ellis of Insecure will also appear in the film as a pilot trainee

The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed the 2010 Tron sequel, Tron: Legacy, as well as Oblivion, in which Cruise was also starring. 

Furthermore, Top Gun: Maverick is a screenplay by Peter Craig, Justin Marks, Ashley Edward Miller, and Zack Stentz. While Mission: Impossible – Fallout director, Christopher McQuarrie, oversaw the film’s reshoots.

Meanwhile, Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first movie with the late Don Simpson, will produce the 2020 installment with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison.

Deadline reported that Cruise would appear on Conan O’Brien’s Late Night on Thursday night to discuss the movie.

Top Gun was first released on May 16, 1986, and saw massive success in the box office after grossing more than $350 million worldwide on a $15 million budget.

Four weeks after release, the number of theaters showing it increased by 45 percent. The film maintained its popularity over the years and earned an IMAX 3D re-release in 2013.

Additionally, the film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Take My Breath Away” that was performed by Berlin.

Upon its release, however, the film received mixed reviews from critics but generally received praise for its action sequences, effects, and aerial stunts. Cruise and McGillis’ performance also received praise.

In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

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It: Chapter 2 Takes A Darker Twist (New Trailer)

Mr. Pennywise has been waiting for the Loser Club and this time, he’s ready to terrorize them in much darker ways.



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Amidst the bustling events in the 2019 Comic-Con: San Diego, Warner Bros., and New Line Cinema had their bubble with the adjacent “ScareDiego,” where they revealed the latest trailer for their upcoming horror film, It: Chapter 2.

The majority of the first trailer released last May offered a glimpse between the interaction of Beverly, played by Jessica Chastain — as she returns to her old home in Derry, Maine with the seemingly adorable Mrs. Kersh. That is until she says that “no one who dies here really dies” and turns into a monster in the dark.

The new trailer, however, ramps up the pace, intensity, and reveals. Featuring different scenarios, more characters, and dialogues that will surely help shape our imagination on what’s to come for It: Chapter 2 in September.

The latest installment to the horror franchise sees the Loser Club return to their creepy old home town of Derry, Maine precisely 27 years after their first gruesome encounter with the shape-shifting monster who often took the form of the evil clown, Mr. Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgård).

Recalling the events from the first movie, It, in the end, the seven middle school children made a blood oath to return to their creepy hometown in 27 years to see if the demonic force known as Pennywise had risen from the depths of the sewers to terrorize a new generation of kids.

As the movie’s logline goes: “Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, It Chapter Two brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.”

One thing is for sure: Mr. Pennywise is back, and he is back with a vengeance, as he was seemingly waiting for the Loser Club’s return. However, there’s something wrong with the original band of misfits who fought Mr. Pennywise: they don’t remember the traumatic events of their childhood — the summer of 1989 — where they spent it in the sewers fighting for their lives. 

“Something happens to you when you leave this town,” adult Mike Hanlon, now played by Isaiah Mustafa, says. “The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But for me, I never left. I remember all of it.”

The upcoming movie will feature the adult versions of the original seven kids. Now, there’s James McAvoy/Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Jessica Chastain/Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Jay Ryan/Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Isaiah Mustafa/Chosen Jacobs as Mike, James Ransone/Jack Dylan Glazer as Eddie, Andy Bean/Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, and Bill Hader/Finn Wolfhard as Richie.

The first It was a coming-of-age story about the power of friendship, but according to director Andy Muschietti, the second chapter is a lot darker as it explored the halls of “trauma” for the then-kids who experienced and lived Mr. Pennywise’s demise.

“We’ll discover things we didn’t know about the Losers that started that summer in 1989,” he said at New Line Cinema’s third annual ScareDiego presentation.

For Bill, who still feels a lot of guilt over his little brother Georgie’s death, that means reckoning with his “survivor’s trauma,” McAvoy said at the presentation. And for Beverly, she will have to confront the years of abuse she experienced as a child.

Based on the trailer, It: Chapter 2 will likely follow the formula from It—which made it into the record-breaking horror movie success that it is today. As we recall, It was a slow menace where Pennywise terrorized each of the kids in turn before climaxing into trapping them inside a creepy house as a group.

In the latest trailer, we get to see glimpses of that same pattern happen to each of the characters, but with the darker twist of involving their unresolved trauma as seen with McAvoy’s role in a window glass room with his little brother.

According to actress Jessica Chastain and director Andy Muschietti, who both spoke at “ScareDiego,” the horror sequel may set a record in the end for the most on-screen blood used in a single film. Over 4,500 gallons of fake blood were used during one particular scene, most of it on Chastain. She even said that she encouraged Muschietti to use more. “Let’s make Carrie on steroids,” she said.

Stephen King’s original It novel took place in 1957 and 1985, while the miniseries took place in 1960 and 1990. Chapter Two takes place 27 years after the events of the first chapter, which took place in 1989.

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