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'Idol' is a fake! Lip-syncing confessed

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Do we still care about lip-sync "scandals"?

Sigh, well, here's another one: "American Idol"! Lip-syncing! The horror!

Perez Hilton is reporting:

" 'AI' reject from season one, Justin Guarini, isn't too happy with this year's group performances. Guarini is currently the co-host of 'Idol Wrap' on the TV Guide Network. And what he said recently has some fans in an uproar.

Justin told everyone, 'Every single year we can't stand the group
performances. I know they can't stand it either. And I think what makes them
even worse now is that they're lip-synched. They're really prerecorded now.' "

"Idol" producers were quick to deny, saying through a rep, Manfred Westphal, said "The Idols don't lip-sync, period."

That was Tuesday. By Wednesday, Westphal confessed to the New York Times: "Due to extensive choreography and to balance their voices with open mikes against a screaming audience, the Idols do sing along to their own prerecorded vocal track during the group
performances only." He said the singers don't lip-sync during solo performances.

So ... that means part of "Idol" is basically ... fake?

Once again, do you care? Do tell.

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omg i did not know that and my family loves that show, now i know that they are basically cheating

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