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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:11 PM

Lip-synching - who really gives a shit?

I, for one, don't give a damned whether Beyonce lip-synched during her performance. It doesn't usually bother me when performers do this, but in this particular case I really could not care less at all, even if I tried.

There are so many other issues going on around us - how in the world can anybody be obsessed over this?

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Reply Lip-synching - who really gives a shit? (Original post)
Hugabear Jan 2013 OP
Evergreen Emerald Jan 2013 #1
TDale313 Jan 2013 #15
regjoe Jan 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #3
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #4
DonViejo Jan 2013 #5
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #6
hollysmom Jan 2013 #7
justiceischeap Jan 2013 #10
Skip Intro Jan 2013 #8
Whisp Jan 2013 #13
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #9
Whisp Jan 2013 #11
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #16
tridim Jan 2013 #12
derby378 Jan 2013 #20
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #24
tridim Jan 2013 #25
GentryDixon Jan 2013 #14
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #17
Siwsan Jan 2013 #18
derby378 Jan 2013 #19
libdem4life Jan 2013 #21
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #22
Hugabear Jan 2013 #26
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #30
HubertHeaver Jan 2013 #28
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #23
graham4anything Jan 2013 #27
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #29
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #31
Gothmog Jan 2013 #32
Laochtine Jan 2013 #33

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:13 PM

1. I second that...and while we're on the subject...

Kelly Clarkston was excellent.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:35 PM

15. Funny thing is...

There were people criticizing Kelly Clarkson's performance- partly I think cause it had the imperfections and authenticity that goes along with an outdoor live performance. Thought both were really good, and frankly don't care if Beyonce's was lip synced, but do find that a tad ironic.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:15 PM

2. Agree

 

It's a weird thing. I remember a few years ago when people and the media went hysterical over that Simpson girl doing it on Saturday Night Live. Really silly thing to obsess over.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:17 PM

3. Don't know that one

Can you hum a few bars?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:18 PM

4. Why obsess over the fact that people are obsessed with Beyonce's lip-synching?

With all the daily mass shootings, why should we care about whether others are obsessing about Beyonce. We should focus our obsessions on people's obsessions who are obsessing over more important issues.


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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:18 PM

5. Haven't you noticed...

it's trivial pursuit day on DU?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. I don't mind it unless an event is advertised as live

I prefer the sound of live singing over recorded singing and would rather sit in a lesser concert than see a star lip sync.

The reason there was a big to do over Ashlee Simpson lip syncing is that the performance was advertised as live.

On an interesting note - singing competitions used to be exempt from manipulations but Xfactor in England has used instant auto tune during the live singing of competitors - sometimes to make them sound on key, some times to make them sound worse. They have since desisted once this became known, but they still alter all recorded performances.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:27 PM

10. With the cost of concert tickets these days

the performer better be singing, otherwise I could have stayed home and listened to the CD for much less money.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

8. I can understand why it would bother some.

I don't really care either way in this instance, but it does bother people when something is presented as real, and in reality, it isn't.

When that happens at one of our nation's highest ceremonies, and especially with our National Anthem, I can understand how it would bother some people.

Is it a huge deal? In the grand scheme of things, no.

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Response to Skip Intro (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:31 PM

13. for a much better example of real and not real

look at the pics of big Macs at their stores.

then look at what you actually get.

this is the sort of thing that is far more important - how we are lied to and accept it.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

9. I thought she did great. Bottom line is she was the one that sang.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:29 PM

11. I don't.

seems a waste of energy to moan about it.

long gone are the villie manelli scandalous days - I think they got a raw deal too

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Response to Whisp (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:35 PM

16. The main difference there is that Milli Vanilli weren't even singing on the recordings.

Lip-synching on television has been going on for years. ABBA used to lip-sync all the time. They even did it on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

And were mocked for it:

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:30 PM

12. If I pay for a live show, I want the singer to sing and the musicians to play.

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Response to tridim (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:50 PM

20. +1,000

No more Milli Vanillis!!

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Response to tridim (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:33 PM

24. It wasn't a Beyonce concert. More fake poutrage IMHO.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:36 PM

25. I didn't pay for the show. Nobody did.

I don't care if she lip synced.

I'm just saying that if I PAY money for a live show, I want the show to be actually live. Thankfully I've only had that happen once, and it was the eternally awful Mannheim Steamroller Xmas Show. It was just about the worst "live" show I've ever seen and heard. I wanted to leave, but I was there with my family.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:33 PM

14. It is silly to the extreme.

She entertained us, so it should be case closed. High drama at noon, tune in sheeple.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:43 PM

17. Isn't the lip-syncing thing due to the weather?

I wasn't sure what the temperature was on Inauguration Day, but if the temperature was in the 20s, that's when people can't sing right, musical instruments go out of tune and sound horrible, and musical performances in general just suck. So what do they do on every single Inauguration Day event that takes place in DC in January? They arrange to lip-sync the music.

It's not cheating, it's common sense.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:44 PM

18. I was momentarily disappointed, but that's an easy song to flub, so it make sense

Think about how many people screw it up, even though they THINK they know the lyrics and melody. Nobody wants to mess it up during an occasion like the Inauguration because as hard as it is to sing, it's even harder to recover.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:49 PM

19. Unfortunately, it can reflect on the White House

Whether it's Yo-Yo Ma faking his performance four years ago or Beyonce lip-syncing yesterday, people want to see something real and genuine on the White House. They didn't travel from across the country just to see the performers get all half-assed.

Fortunately, Obama gave a very stirring speech, and he's still the main event.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:50 PM

21. It's not like they want their Admission Ticket refunded...LOL.

She and JayZ are, like Barack and Michelle,\; black, good-looking, talented, famous and hot !!! No wonder there is "dismay".

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:51 PM

22. How can we be sure the Pres. wasn't lip-syncing the Oath of Office!!!1??!1

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:39 PM

26. Don't go there. I'm sure that there are teabaggers who will use this for impeachment grounds

'Teh President lip-synched his inaugural oath, because he knows he is Kenyan, IMPEACH'

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:45 PM

30. LOL it should be funny but it sounds like something they would actually do.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:42 PM

28. Actually, Roberts was lip-synching

If Roberts was lip-synching, did he really administer the oath of office?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:31 PM

23. Not me. More fake poutrage AFAIAC.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:41 PM

27. next they will say

 

that the people that got out of the armoured cars were doubles

and that Al Roker was not Al Roker
(does Al Roker know how stupid he sounded and looked like, and what if something happened at just that moment just for Al Roker to jump up and down

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:43 PM

29. Milli Vanilli, that's who. nt

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:28 PM

31. I think it's ludicrous that they do this actually

Why even bother having her there to pretend, just play a tape or something. If she must be there, she can come out afterwards and wave or something.

I understand WHY the artists and show producers want it done this way, but it's lame.

And NO, this is not a reflection on President Obama.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:38 PM

32. Why does anyone care about this?

I am having trouble understanding why this is an issue with anyone

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:28 AM

33. I guess you play your game

or you don't it's just that simple

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