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'Idol' Champ Scotty McCreery

Massive Lip Sync Flub

at Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/24/2011 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF



It was definitely Scotty McCreery's voice this morning during a special performance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- but there was one big problem ... Scotty's lips weren't moving.

It's no shocker singers lip sync at the big parade -- but this morning, the newly-minted "American Idol" winner made it painfully obvious ... when he started "singing" one of his songs just a tad too late.

Check out the clip. It's pretty damn awkward.

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46.

SKR    

This isn't news. 99.9% of ALL performers at the parade lip sync - most of the time badly. Why? Simple - the logistics of the situation make a decent live performance impossible. Wind, reverb from the buildings, the early hour, no way to do a "sound check", not to mention the performer is onscreen for all of maybe 90 seconds. Lip syncing is just the practical way to go. Nobody EVER performs live on this show. Doesn't everyone know that?

960 days ago
47.

partyrockin!!    

WOW!!! YOUD THINK SOMEONE THAT LIP SYNC WOULD NO HOW TO DO IT!! BUT HE IS AMAZING AT SINGINGG:)

960 days ago
48.

Desiree Powell    

I know he was probably told he had to lip synch, but I feel bad for him because he's not used to it.

960 days ago
49.

Judy    

What is the big deal here, people? Scotty is just a plain human being like the rest of us. None of us can do everything perfect. I like that he didn't lose his composure. He had nothing to be ashamed of and we certainly don't need to be belitting him before attempting this ourselves.

960 days ago
50.

Bababooey    

fun fact #2: This guy looks like the caricature face of Mad Magazine

960 days ago
51.

Marinel    

haha! lip sync is cool but make sure its not obvious LOL! Poor Scotty

960 days ago
52.

Cin    

Why bother trying to "act" like they're singing? Why not just ride on the float waving while their song is playing? Let's be real folks!

960 days ago
53.

Different Rules Apply    

Instead of lip sync, why not just play the song in the background and smile and wave at the crowd, much more natural and this type of flub gets avoided. Don't think Scotty will stay the course BTW - he is headed to be an Idol one hit wonder, then thing of the past. Sorry Scotty.

960 days ago
54.

Different Rules Apply    

Alfred E. Neuman can sing?

960 days ago
55.

Dan    

I'd love to do a little lip syncing between his legs. :P

960 days ago
56.

Dan    

I'd love to do a little lip syncing between his legs. :P

960 days ago
57.

Joy    

Scotty did not become a laughing object yesterday. Everyone of the singers past and present lip sync for those big parades and he isn't the first one to miss cue and won't be the last one. SO GET OFF OF THIS KIDS BACK FOR GODS SAKES. All of the critics that are writing about this evidently don't have anything else better to do. MAYBE THEY SHOULD WRITE MORE ABOUT HOW GOD AWFUL OUR ECONOMY IS IN THIS COUNTRY AND HOW WE ARE GOING BANKRUPT. But evidently that isn't as important as reporting on our American Idol who is AWESOME. THANK YOU SCOTTY AND GOD BLESS YOU.

960 days ago
58.

Cam    

he was not the only one to mess up...he was just the one caught close up...worst parade I've seen as far as the "singing" goes...give Scotty a break, I guess that's what happens when you're a real singer and not a lip syncer.

959 days ago
59.

livianicole    

not suprised.....

959 days ago
60.

Jane    

Read these comments and see what's wrong with our country! There is so much hate and jealousy!! All you Scotty haters just leave him alone! He is an amazing singer!! He is still a kid ( a wonderful one at that). Just leave him alone!!!! He is going to be a Superstar whether the haters want him to be or not. Why can't we all just try to love more than hate. Seriously, I mean it, leave Scotty alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

959 days ago
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