Mimi took the stage and wowed the live audience with a medley of her most famous hits including Hero, Make it Happen, My All, Vision of Love, We Belong Together and her new single Beautiful, but her spot-on performance was quickly questioned.
Twitter lit up with criticism, claiming that Mariah wasn’t actually singing live and was lip synching her way through the songs.
“I’m pretty sure @mariahcarey performing #Beautiful on #Idol was lip syncing ooo haha the international diva????????” was a slam against Mariah, along with thousands of other hits.
“@MariahCarey Lip syncing?, nice, since your a judge of “live” singing and all, not that you would know anything about “live” #millivanilli,” and the hits continued.
“Mariah Carey was lip syncing last night and still sounded horrible…how TF?”
“Disappointed in @MariahCarey and her lip syncing on the show and as a JUDGE! More disappointed that the @AmericanIdol show allowed it!”
Mariah didn’t let the scandal grow and promptly defended her performance saying she sang all of her songs live.
“No, she did not lip-sync! She sang 3x and even sang additional songs for fans in between [commercials.]” her rep exclusively told Entertainment Tonight.
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