Some viewers felt that Mariah Carey
's all-hits medley during the season finale of American Idol
was perhaps a little too perfect, suggesting that the seasoned performer was actually singing to a pre-recorded track.
Mariah's rep was quick to cut down the rumors, insisting, "She ABSOLUTELY DID NOT lip-sync. She performed LIVE in front of several thousands of people!!!! (and did it 3 times!!)." She then clarified that Carey did sing to a pre-recorded track, but that she most definitely sang live.
And that would explain the awkwardness during her vocal runs on "My All."
Perhaps more controversial is the fact that Carey was the only judge who didn't stand
after Jennifer Lopez's performance of her new song "#LiveItUp." The fact that Lopez is reportedly poised to replace Carey on the reality talent competition might have had something to do with it — or maybe the woman is just easily distracted by streamers. Check out this gif, courtesy FOX:
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