It's Time to Leave Katy Perry the Hell Alone

12/16/2013 12:00 PM PST, by


Katy Perry is a darling, talented angel, but this video of her right here? This is a disgrace. 

What happened was Katy was performing "Roar" and this French awards show, and yes, she was lip-syncing. She was very obviously, very terribly lip-syncing. It seems like she was hearing different music than everyone else, and that's why her words were so off, but you know what? It happens. Sometimes people who sing pretty much every single day of their lives run into a predicament where they have to sing, but their voice just isn't capable. And when that happens, you lip-sync, you get some heat for it, but you move on. Just ask Ashlee Simpson.

But what happened here was that the host of the show stepped in, stopped the whole entire performance, and made Katy start over from the beginning, using her real voice. and guys, it is mortifying. Just look at her face, she looks so incredibly embarrassed. And yeah, she didn't sing that great, but how well would you sing after being humiliated in front of thousands and thousands of people? Not to mention that she's been sick -- she's been tweeting about it for the past week or so.

Would it honestly have been so hard to just let her do her bad lip-syncing in peace? Sure, it would be disappointing for the people in the audience, but is a little disappointment really more important than basic human decency? Apparently so, friends. And that is tragic.

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Monksolo
314 days ago

her singing wasn't that bad here, and I'm not a fan of her voice.

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Areader
314 days ago

She sounded fine live...That said, I'm sure the host heard it from her people for stopping her though!

Jamie
314 days ago

she recently got caught on the uk x factor too, she's famous from doing that immature song about kissing girls and dressing a bit oddly. she's nothing special, there's far better singers and performers out there.

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K
314 days ago

Her lip synching WAS terrible. That being said, even though her voice sounds perfectly fine live, however you can tell she was sick. I can barely get out of bed when I'm sick, let alone get all dressed up and sing in front of cameras and thousands of people.
I'm sure the host didn't do it to be a dick...he seemed to be trying to be as polite as possible, and maybe he thought he was helping her by having her redeem herself. However, the entire thing was just in bad taste.

J
314 days ago

About time someone pushed for what they paid for. Lip synching is cheating. For what these performers make, per show, they should be required to give a live performance.

Disco
314 days ago

Her singing wasn't that bad if you're in the shower. As a professional she should really re-think all this show boat drivel it's boring and her music is crap. People that like it are simpletons. That's actually fact.

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Shieroc
314 days ago

She rocked it. Love Katy Perry.

tyroneshoelaces
314 days ago

Shocker! Sometimes artists have to lipsync on tv and award shows for various reasons.
American Bandstand and Solid Gold did it for decades.
Katy's not the strongest singer, but I've heard her sing well with a live mic.
Not exactly a Milli Vanilli scandal here, but mission accomplished, we all clicked to look.

willow
314 days ago

You girls need to look up the definition of "tragic".

Junie
314 days ago

She sounded pretty good, considering. She's a pop star, not really a singer. It's hard enough for a serious singer to get caught off guard like that. I have no interest in KP, but I give her props for handling this like a pro. The article is misleading.

H
314 days ago

What the host did was unnecessary. He was being a total jerk. I agree with the rest of you, it's obvious Katy was sick. In spite of that, she still didn't bail and tried to perform. At least give her props for that.

Levitating Humdinger
313 days ago

Stupid French. And their idiotic hosts! SMH.

No artist, ever, should have to sing live without the correct equipment, including monitors. She couldn't hear herself... and it's not fair to her or the fans at the venue. Damn right I hope that host gets his arrogant pencil ass reamed for embarrassing her like this.

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carissa
313 days ago

She actually sounded a lot better live. I hate her damn auto tuned voice,it isn't pretty at all.

Hugh Jass
313 days ago

She sucks. Music, personality, the stupid shit she wears. All of it just sucks.

LifeAldous
313 days ago

i served a rolling stones gig at a venue in london. THE ROLLING STONES sound checked every single song before the performance. if she couldn't even hear where in the song before im sure she would have needed a soundcheck (that there was no time for) to hear herself. i'm not a huge fan but damn, dont slam that poor girl. also thats precisely why all award shows do lip sync. are they gonna just do a sound check for every single performance? no, they're gonna mic the host and thats what happened here she was in a mic that was sound checked for someone talking.

LifeAldous
313 days ago

i served a rolling stones gig at a venue in london. THE ROLLING STONES sound checked every single song before the performance. if she couldn't even hear where in the song before im sure she would have needed a soundcheck (that there was no time for) to hear herself. i'm not a huge fan but damn, dont slam that poor girl. also thats precisely why all award shows do lip sync. are they gonna just do a sound check for every single performance? no, they're gonna mic the host and thats what happened here she was in a mic that was sound checked for someone talking.

Isaac Newton
313 days ago

Katy Perry is an amazing singer and a beautiful person.

tanya
313 days ago

well to be honest her voice kinda sucks...however she was very gracious about it she didn't show if she was angry at all and to me that is HUGE deal because i think i would have been so embarassed and run off stage but she still put her all into the crappy dance moves and smiled and i applaud her for that immensely. her true singing voice was not that great it might just be really worn out after touring for however long that happens and some people are better in a studio then night after night on tour...but you don't make touring money in a studio she aint beyonce she is not gonna be a billionaire if she doesn't get her butt out there and tour and lip sync like theres no tomorrow. all this is not shade it's just how i truly feel but i do think katy perry is a sweet girl

Red
313 days ago

She handled this just fine. I don't think she looked embarrassed at all. You can tell she was a little bit sick but she still sounded amazing.

sally
313 days ago

She's a spoiled brat that thinks too highly of herself. That USA Today interview where she said she could only date celebrities because it would be too hard to explain how hard to day was to a common person made her sound delusional. She writes nothing but gimicky crap and Roar? Really? She sounds more like a sea lion have an asthma attack than a lion roaring. An intelligent person would know that smoking as a singer is a really bad idea.

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