Bad at singing? There’s an app for that. Discovery News reports that a new iPhone application has the ability to turn a bad singer into a good one. Perhaps the following singers, all of whom have had embarrassing lip-synching slip-ups, could have benefited from the app.
Check out the worst-of-the-worst lip-synching faux pas:
Ashlee Simpson’s 2004 Saturday Night Live fiasco is probably what comes to mind for most people at the mention of the phrase “lip synching disaster.” Simpson’s performance of her song “Autobiography” went awry when the wrong backing tape played.
Not knowing what to do, Ashlee did a strange dance for approximately 30 seconds before exiting the state. Note to Ashlee: dancing doesn’t make people forget that you can’t sing.
Britney Spears was so obviously lip-synching all throughout her Circus tour that some fans even walked out. Tickets were so overpriced that one disgruntled fan told an Australian newspaper: “What a waste of $200. I could have got four pairs of shoes for that.”
Even Ke$ha was disappointed in Britney, saying, “I don’t think that’s fair at all for people who are going to see the show. If you are going to be a singer, you should sing. If you are going to be a dancer, you should dance.” Too bad.
The self-proclaimed King of Rap Kanye West’s 2008 performance of his song “Love Lockdown” on Saturday Night Live drew attention because of how strange his voice sounded.
He claimed that the issue was related to a messed up vocoder, but regardless, he sounded awful. Popeater.com actually sides with Kanye on this one, saying, “If singers are going to sound this bad without [sound manipulations], by all means, cover up as much as you can.”
Ashlee Simpson wasn’t the only star with her name to have an embarrassing lip synching situation. Ashley Tisdale’s 2007 performance of “Last Christmas” was completely fake.
To make the situation even better, her microphone was turned on at the end and viewers got to hear how off key she actually was. Way to go.