What was up with LeAnn Rimes on 'X Factor'?
Singer's bizarre performance has Internet abuzz with concern
The Huffington Post asked: "Was LeAnn Rimes out of it?" TMZ, as usual, went further, stating that the performance "has a lot of people wondering if she hit the bottle before taking the mic." (Rimes voluntarily checked into rehab in August for what her publicist called "anxiety and stress.")
Judge for yourself:
If you'll notice, Rimes misses the high note completely at 3:02. Then, at 3:22, she leans on her duet partner -- perhaps a little too hard to believe it was just for emotional support. Rimes caps the performance with a slack-jawed, vacant-eyed smile.
Are you concerned for the singer's health, or do you think this is being blown out of proportion?
Update: Since this blog entry posted, LeeAnn Rimes has contacted TMZ, through her lawyer, to insist that she was not drunk or otherwise impaired, and that any awkwardness displayed was due to the fact that "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."
However, in the same update, TMZ also published a new tidbit of information: It heard that Rimes made a plate of food backstage and "spilled it everywhere." (Rimes' lawyer told TMZ he didn't know anything about that, and reiterated that Rimes insists she was "stone cold sober.")
Part 2 of "The X Factor" Season 2 finale airs Thursday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
It sounded like they didn't practice together enough.
leann sucked balls last night couldn't hit half her notes that girl did so much better then her. That girl in no way had any part in leanns clumsy mouth fumbling bombardment of that song.
I think that folks are taking things out of context. I think that LeAnne did a good job; and the little girl did good as well. But, it just looks as though LeAnn is not trying as hard, as thought it's second nature, and the idea is that it was the little girls job to prove herself, not the other way around. I think LeAnn has paid her dues.
Not crazy about LeAnn's hair style... Folks are just taking an opportunity to "pick" on LeAnn Rimes...She has sang better, but that's her style as a singer not necessarily a performer... It's just that hip-hop and moving on stage is not her thing.