In case you missed it, Demi Lovato sang on “Dancing with the Stars”. Only one thing to say, I hope it was lip-sync and not her actual voice. CDs/ MP3s can sometimes be played back scratchy and out of tune because if that was her voice then what right does she have to judge talent on the “X factor”?
Remember one of the contestants on the hit show, Shawn Armenta, he infamously called out Demi on “auto-tuning”. To those who don’t know auto-tune makes an ok singer sound like a pop hit. Even John Legend waded in on the auto-tuning after hearing not only Demi was hired by Simon Cowell but Britney Spears as well. “It’s interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers.”
On DWTS it was the backup singers who were doing all the high notes meanwhile Demi stood front and center and possibly pulled a Britney. Not even given a good Britney where she moving around doing dance moves and that’s why she can’t sing live. No she did the whole not moving farther than a foot with lots of hand action. You either move or you sing, everyone in the business knows that. Then again Demi has been reported to call Beyonce one of the “greatest performers” ever so we know who her role model is.
So is Demi just a blah singer that needs auto-tune or were there technical difficulties during her performance? She does claim that she has never lip-synced a live performance. So after reviewing both the footage and past performances and it seems she’s just not that great of a singer. Excuses are made for her like when GMA tried to say “We all know that Demi has a pretty great voice, but what we will give her even more credit for here is that she did not lip-sync a single word of her music despite it being early in the morning, and with the tour likely starting to take its toll on her vocal cords.” However there are no more excuses for her attempts to sing live. Her last tour date was several days go and she was in inside this time. It can’t have been cold either because the dancers’ outfits would become too revealing.
DWTS has always had a live band; if she couldn’t hack it then she shouldn’t have booked it. Next time she should lip-sync.