Katy Perry Caught Lip-Syncing at Cannes Event

Back in the day, being exposed as a lip-syncer would ruin your career and drive you to suicide.  Just ask Milli Vanilli.  But what does it say about what we expect from performers today when one of the biggest pop stars in the world is caught faking it and everyone just kinda goes “meh?”

Katy Perry performed (note the choice of verb) at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes on Saturday night.  When she began, it quickly became apparent the while her mouth was moving, she looked like a badly dubbed Japanese movie.  Naturally, there’s video.

http://youtu.be/XNtW5YgWjJM

For more on the story, check out Uproxx.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.