Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Eminem Denies Lip Syncing

Rapper Eminem denies lip syncing on Saturday Night Live after fans cry foul.
Eminem played a set on Saturday Night Live last Saturday (2nd November) to promote his latest record. He took to the stage for a rendition of his lead single 'Berzerk' but even not so eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed something a little off about his performance. TMZ have accused the rapper of lip synching and indeed it does appear that the SNL footage does corroborate with this claim.
Eminem can be seen bopping about and waving his hands to the beat - physical exertions that would surely make him a bit breathless - but the vocals are delivered crystal clear, without any panting or muffling and with the melodic intonation at exactly the right times. Also, he takes the microphone away from his face several times only for the vocals to sound exactly the same. We thought there were backing singers but on closer inspection, it looks like a case of the bad mime.
However, a rep for the 41 year-old star has denied all accusations of lip synching, saying that Eminem "was not lip-syncing," and instead "doubles his vocals live [and] rhymes over a vocal track." The rep adds, via E! Online, "He only does it sporadically through the songs. They're accent tracks." What's the difference? Isn't singing along to your own song to make your voice sound more powerful still a form of lying? We were seriously impressed when 'Rap God' dropped, ripping forth with some of the most powerfully fast lyric-spitting we'd ever heard. Too bad that power apparently can't be replicated live.
Jacked from Contact Music

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