Mariah Carey lip synched her songs at a popular Korean live music TV show, disappointing fans and raising a stir on the Internet.
The 39-year-old singer, who is visiting Seoul to promote her 12th album, appeared on “You Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook” set, a popular live music show hosted by You, Tuesday evening.
From her recent album “The Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel,” she performed two tracks, “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “H.A.T.E.U.,” but instead of singing live as many anticipated, she lip synched both of them in front of an audience who packed the studio.
All performers on the program, which has been loved by many music fans, have made live performances until now.
Many fans who were present at the set expressed their disappointment through the program’s Web site after the show.
“We are aware that she is an international star, but lip synching on a live show is unacceptable. The rumors that the sound equipment was not good enough just seem like an excuse,” one blogger wrote.
Some viewers even demanded that the producer edit the lip synched footages of the singer.
“Viewers don’t just want global stars. We want a program that sticks to its initial goals and characteristics. If the show is just interested in bringing in famous singer who even break their own rules, we have no interest in watching it,” another blogger wrote.
The producer and the makers of the program were not available to comment on this issue, while Universal Music, which was in charge of Carey’s promotion event, also avoided any specific explanations on the incident.
The show will air on KBS on Oct. 23. (Korea Times)