I Wasn’t Faking Dahhhling: Mariah Carey Denies That She Was Lip Syncing During ‘American Idol’ Finale Performance

May 17, 2013  |  

Source: Twitter

Lip syncing has become such a scandal these days! The latest celeb to be thrashed for allegedly lip syncing is American Idol host Mariah Carey. Last night during the singing competition’s season finale, the 43-year-old mega star performed a medley of some of her famous tracks including “We Belong Together,” “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “My All,”  “Hero” and her new single “#Beautiful.”

The performance ignited some pretty harsh criticism from Twitter users, who strongly believed that the mom of two had actually been lip syncing. Her reps were quick to shut down those rumors though, expressing that Carey even continued performing for fans during the commercial break.

“No she did not lip sync! She sang three times and even sang additional songs for  fans in between [commercials],” a representative from Mariah’s Camp told E! News.”

Well, I guess it make sense. The season began with drama, so it’s only fair that it ends with some type of drama and controversy as well. There’s still been no official word on if she’ll be returning next season, but she did express that she really enjoyed being on the show.

Check out footage from Mariah’s performance below. What do you ladies think? Was she lip syncing? 

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  • She obviously wasn’t lip syncing. But even if she was she had proven herself the girl can sing. Celebrities do it all the the when they are sick or losing their voice because they don’t wanna back out on their commitment. Or if they are going heavy dancing. It’s not that serious.

  • FromUR2UB

    I don’t see the big deal if she did. Almost everyone who appeared on Soul Train lip-synched. We knew it. Didn’t stop us from watching the show. As long as she’s not pulling a Milli-Vanilli, what’s the difference?

  • Lola

    Now that Whitney’s gone, Mariah kind of is ‘The Voice’. She has nothing to prove, she’s one of the greatest of all time.

  • Tehani

    She did appear to be lip-syncing over a pre-recorded track.

  • donna

    i lost all respect for her when she let a no body nicki harrass her out of a job appropriate for her age. she too old to be a video girl.

  • You can tell she was singing live!!! Still one of the Greatest!!

  • Moni

    Queen Mimi looked stunning, that performance was idolatrous.

  • Moni

    Who said that berating hot mess, I ought to lay hands on that person she did not lip syn honey. That is queen Mariah, I need not say more.

  • childofjesusrose

    it doesn’t seem like she lip synced to me! humans are very very hard to please SMH!

  • mac

    It wasn’t clean enough for it to have been lip synched. She struggled a little bit and sounded off a couple of times. She had a backing track, as most if not all singers do when they perform, but that’s it.

  • hollyw

    Smdh w/ this d@mn lip-syncing “controversies”…WHO CARES?! It’s Mariah Carey, she’s proven herself three decades-worth, everyone already knows she can sing, anyway!!!

  • Monica

    Mariah lip sync?! Oh please!!! This is Mimi we’re talking about. One of the greatest singers of all time. She doesn’t need to lip sync. These accusations are offensive. She has more talent in her big-toe than most people have in their entire body!

    • Tehani

      She doesn’t need to lip-sync, but she has before.

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  • Just saying!!

    I love Mariah but I couldn’t see her lip-syncing to this. I mean she’s a huge perfectionist and there were some rough notes in here. I’m not complaining at all. Love her to death…but don’t think she would let that fly for a recording lol

  • she sang live. You can tell she was sharp in some spots. But still a better singer than anyone that’s ever been on Idol