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'X Factor'

Yes, Our Contestants Lip-Synch

But Other Shows Do Too

11/4/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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An "X Factor" performance last night revealed there's clearly lip-synching going down ... but a rep says the show is not alone, and it happens more often than you think.

During the opening song -- performed by all the contestants -- one singer started moving his mouth way after you could hear his voice. Oops.

An "X Factor" rep tells TMZ the vocals on all ensemble performances (not individual ones) are "pre-recorded" ... in order to give the contestants more time to work on competition songs.

The rep added, "This is also no different to what other competition shows do for ensemble performances."

The rep did not mention any of those "other" shows by name.

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Buckaroobonzai    

OMG!! this show is now ruined for me! how pathetic! I will never watch again!!!

999 days ago
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AntiSocialForum.com    

X-Factor and American Idol are both garbage.

999 days ago
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Fidel Sarcastro    

Wow what a shocker, next they will be telling us that its not as much a singing competition but more a popularity contest.

999 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

if you go back to the 60's and 70's all the shows were lipsynched. Its not that huge of a deal or "surprise"

999 days ago
20.

joesaintlouis    

Its a fake show! Everything they do is scripted and thought out long before the camera's roll. I'm sure they already know who is going to win. I watched 10 minutes of the X Factor and knew right away its all BS.

999 days ago
21.

Jayke1981    

They Do it on the UK X Factor too.. as they say the individual acts are live just the ensemble ones are pre-recorded.

999 days ago
22.

JOEY    

THIS SHOW IS REALLY BAD. SIMON CONTINUES TO BE A STUFFY OLD PAIN IN THE A44. PAULA HAS GIVEN UP DRUGS FOR BOTOX AND PLASTIC SURGERY. NICOLE IS PRETTY BUT NOTTOO SMART AND TEH BIG TIME PRODUCER IS AN EGOCENTRIC FOOL. MY REGRETT IS I WASTED AN HOUR OF MY LIFE WATCHING THIS JUNK

999 days ago
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joey    

THIS SHOW IS REALLY POORLY DONE. SIMON IS STILL A PAIN IN THE A$$ PAULA HAS GIVEN UP DRUGS FOR BOTOX AND PLASTIC SURGERY. NICOLE IS PRETTY BUT DUMB AND THE BIG TIME RCRDPRODUCER IS ALL ABOUT HIMSELF. I AM SORRY THAT I WASTED AN HOUR OF MY LIFE WATCHING THIS GARBAGE

999 days ago
24.

Anthony    

Lat nights episode had the group "Stereo Hogs" having a sing off to avoid elimination and the judge would have to pick between the two (on the spot) on who would advance. Well the Stereo Hogs minus the lead singer were lip synching.... The singers arms were by their waists when the singing begun and then they realized and raised it to their mouths..

So i dont buy the reasoning only for "non competition" songs... Because this was a do or die song to stay in the competition...

I like to hear their reasoning on this...

999 days ago
25.

ChunkyLightning    

This show is a joke just like all the other "Reality cough cough" shows. A bunch of Kareokee wannabees who attempt to mimic the worst of the music scene pop stars that look a certain way and are all questionable "style cough cough" over any kind of substance.

999 days ago
26.

Joey    

THIS SHOW IS VERY LAME AND NOT DONE WELL AT ALL. IT LOOKS LIKE ALL OF THE INTERACTION WAS REHEARSED AND THE JUDGES ARE REALL BORING. SIMON CONTINUES TO BE RUDE AND OXNOXIOUS PAULA CHANGED HER ADDICTION TO BOTOX AND PLASTIC SURGERY. ALTHOUGH SHE LOOKS GREAT SHE IS STILL AS SMART AS A BAG OF ROCKS.
I AM SORRY THAT I WASTED AN HOUR WATCHING IT

999 days ago
27.

youguysareidiots    

Do some of you guys know how to READ? It says they lip-synch during their non-judged GROUP performances. Not during the actual judging portion of the competition when they sing solo. American Idol does this too.

999 days ago
28.

danny    

**** anyone tha*****ches those BS reality shows

999 days ago
29.

Denver    

Unfortunately this is the state of television. Reality that is fake. Reality that is set up and scripted. It's cheaper than professionally written comedies and dramas. No talent pathetic human beings that actually have fans. Now X factor has been revealed as fake also. Profit bottom line vs quality entertainment and we are losing.

999 days ago
30.

FLUX    

Lets be honest here. It's OK to fake it because everyone else is faking it ? I don't really care if they do, I'm just disgusted that this is an acceptable excuse for poor performance.

999 days ago
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