11 Times it Was Painfully Obvious That Famous Singers Were Lip-Syncing


To the music community, lip-syncing is kind of like picking your nose; no one wants to admit it and they definitely don't want to get caught doing it in public, but at some point, almost everyone has. It's not uncommon for musicians to rely on pre-recorded tracks for their live performances, but one of the skills of being a great entertainer is not letting the audience know you're doing this. Yet sometimes an artist is distracted and misses their cue, or a track starts too early and they're not ready—or maybe they're just really bad at pretending like they're actually singing—whatever the reason, there have been many moments in music where it's painfully obvious an artist is lip-syncing. Here are just some of these moments.

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