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Just days after Super Bowl XXV, a report surfaced that Whitney Houston lip synced her performance. It was confirmed that she was actually singing into a dead mic, but the performance heard in the stadium and on television was prerecorded. The disclosure, however, did not tarnish the performance's critical praise.
Since 1993, the NFL has required performers to supply a backup track. This came after Garth Brooks walked out of the stadium prior to his XXVII performance. Only 45 minutes before kickoff, he refused to take the stage, due to a dispute with NBC. Brooks requested that the network premiere his new music video "We Shall Be Free" during the pregame. The network chose not to air the video, due to content some felt was disturbing imagery. Brooks had also refused to pre-record the anthem, which meant the league had nothing to play if he left. Television producers spotted Jon Bon Jovi in the grandstands, and were prepared to use him as a replacement. After last-minute negotiations, NBC agreed to air a clip of the video during the broadcast of the game, and Brooks was coaxed back into the stadium and sang.
Following the "Wardrobe Malfunction" controversy during Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, all scheduled performers for Super Bowl XXXIX were chosen under heavy scrutiny. Game organizers decided not to use a popular music vocalist. The combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were invited to perform. This was the first time since the second inauguration of President Richard Nixon in 1973 that all four service academies sang together.
Two days after Super Bowl XLIII, it was revealed that Jennifer Hudson also had lip synced. The revelation garnered little criticism.
At the beginning of Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera sang the lyrics incorrectly. Instead of singing "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming", the pop star sang "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming". According to the New York Times, she also changed "gleaming" to "reaming".
they shoulda let the stadium doors hit garth brooks right square on his fat behind and even fatter head, what a phoney mofo...
why can't they just permanently install Miley Cyrus as the official songstress and BE DONE WITH IT - everybody luvs Miley, no???
With all due respect I could care less who is singing,who's performing at halftime. What a bunch of phoney prima donnas. 90% couldn't sing their way out of a paper bag. They can use all the excuses why the need pre recorded tracks,too many dance moves,blah,blah blah. I was in the music business for 10 long years. I know for a fact most of the pop stars of today lip synce 60-75% during each concert.Whenever you see a giant microphone hiding their mouth that's your clue their trying to bamboozle you. If you ever heard these giant mega stars sing A cappella
you would be throwing fruit and vegetables like Sandy Koufax.
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