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LeAnn Rimes

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'X Factor' Performance

12/20/2012 2:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone in LeAnn Rimes' camp is LYING ... because the singer is now saying she never gave a statement to TMZ about her controversial performance on "X Factor."

Here's the deal -- after reports surfaced that LeAnn may have been wasted during her performance with 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar, we called Rimes' rep for comment.

The rep gave us a quote that we were told we could put on TMZ.com and attribute to LeAnn Rimes. We were told LeAnn was NOT impaired and if there was any awkwardness it was only because "I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song."

But moments ago, Rimes posted a message on her Twitter page saying she has NOT given the media a quote -- noting, "It's a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly."

She added, "It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I'll be watching for her to win tonight." 

Sounds to us like LeAnn is backtracking HARD because she realized what she said and doesn't want to sound like she's dumping on a 13-year-old girl.

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31.

DanaS    

Or maybe someone in TMZ'S camp messed up? Go figure a tabloid site reporting false info

608 days ago
32.

Charles     

just watched it 3 times.. wow Rimes was pathetic... the Carly carried her and handled it like a pro... 1) she was trying to outsing her . yea goodluck on that Rimes .. 2) well that pretty much covers it ...Carly sang it right .. how dare her Rep say it went the other way .. guess he had not seen the show.. her job there was to sing with her not scat all over covering herself from not knowing the words nor the melody.. oh well just supports all the rest of her pathetic babble

608 days ago
33.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

This story is boring. Didn't any famous celebrities clog any toilets anywhere today?

608 days ago
34.

Truth    

LEANNE IS LYING HER ASS OFF... SHE DID SAY ON LENO 2 DAYS BEFORE THIS LOUSY PERFORMANCE THAT SHE DID LOSE HER VOICE FROM RECENT TOURING. HOWEVER, IT DOESNT EXPLAIN THE DRUNKEN COKE SNORTING BEHAVIOR ON XFACTOR. BITCH WAS HIGH ON SOME SH*T. QUICK TOX TEST WILL EVERYTHING TO REST (THAT THE BITCH WAS HIGH). #TRUTH!!

608 days ago
35.

Hefe    

I don't care what the excuse is from LeAnn's camp.

She sounded ATROCIOUS last night. I've heard her sing that song live many times and it never sounded anything close to that awful.

608 days ago
36.

GregSr    

Since she was 12 years old, I've always been a big fan of LeAnn as a singer. But, LeAnn the person is a mess. I was embarrassed for LeAnn when she came out on that stage on X-Factor. Somebody should have stopped that train wreck before it happened.
LeAnn set a very bad example for the young lady.

608 days ago
37.

j    


Weird song for women who take married men? Song and weird connection to the type?


The song is weird in the "if you ever leave " lyrics..


Here's why: A song that homewreckers sing:

Trisha Yearwood ...

(now married to Garth Brooks, whom she stole from Garths now ex-wife, just like LeAnn stole Eddie from Brandi, weird huh?)...


Trisha sang this "How do I live" song way better than LeAnn and did it first, Look it up.

Listen to her version here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFnD3uwKHag

Trisha Yearwood got screwed out of the song in the first place. LeAnn got all the accolades.

Look up the whole Trisha /LeAnn song controversy.

Still, Trisha version is way better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Do_I_Live

The song was originally intended for release as a single for the 1997 action blockbuster Con Air soundtrack. According to Rimes, Warren wrote the song for her to sing and promised it to Rimes "no matter what." Disney (who owns Touchstone Pictures) felt Rimes' version was too pop feeling over it and because she was fourteen it was believed that she was too young. Trisha Yearwood was chosen for the re-record of the song.[9] Yearwood's version was released on May 27, 1997[3] to country radio and appeared in the film. When Rimes heard of the release, she quickly released her version on the same day[2] to mainstream pop radio. Neither Rimes' or Yearwood's version of the song was included on the soundtrack for the film. The entire soundtrack is devoted to the scores by Trevor Rabin and Mark Mancina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Do_I_Live

608 days ago
38.

Courtney    

She is a hot mess! Actually I should never associate the word hot with her ever! She's just a mess

608 days ago
39.

FU TMZ    

People started giving her **** for blaming her bad performance on a 13 year old so now she's trying to save face. Its too late hoe

608 days ago
40.

eBank    

Leann wishes she had Carly's voice, as do Britney, Demi, and the rest of the contestants.

From home breaker to bad talking a 13 yr old. I hope this kills the rest of her career...

608 days ago
41.

tver    

I suspect that there was no rehearsal. Leann just went into an "automatic mode" as a solo singer would and when her eyes were closed...This was probably terrifying for Carly as they are supposed to COORDINATE the vocals. (Hence, the expression on Carly's face). This is the reason that you have rehearsals, so stuff like this is plotted out beforehand. There has to be a give and take relationship between singers, musicians etc or the overall performance looks unprofessional.

608 days ago
42.

seamus     

LeAnn was a child star and she was singing with a very young singer. Carly should look very close at not only Leann but at miss judge train wreck zonked out on meds Britney. After all who is Britney to judge anyone when she could not even get through a televised lip synching disaster.

608 days ago
43.

Lei_LaLa    

Either way ...their performance was not gud...

608 days ago
44.

nipples mugee    

Who cares about this insane chick, please show more lush sweet tight butted Alex Morgan pictures. That girl is HOT!!!!!!!!

608 days ago
45.

j    


LeAnn like/Trisha...weird song coincidence?

http://www.articleclick.com/Article/Garth-Brooks-Divorce-An-Expensive-Deal/1044017

Word has it that Garth Brooks will have to pay no less than $125 million for the divorce settlement, which may get the famous celebrity into a lot of financial trouble...


The cherry on top for this divorce was the rumor about the divorce settlement, that reaches no less than $125 million, which is about half of the artist's wealth. It also appears that another woman may be involved in this break up, as the name of Trisha Yearwood was associated with that of the country legend. Rumors about them being close went through the roof, one year ago, when Trisha Yearwood gave up on her marriage, and her spouse, Robert Reynolds. Some predicted that Garth and Sandy would divorce, under the new cir***stances, as the existence of an affair between Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks was keeping the headlines on tabloids.

Children are always the most sensitive issue related to a divorce. Garth and Sandy have three kids together, an eight year old, Taylor, a six year old, August, and a four year old, Allie. Both parents declared that they are interested in making things easier for the three children and that they work together to find how to take the best action for them. That have been a topic since the divorce was announced for the first time in the media. Many think that it would be for the best if they could keep their off-springs out of the rumors, as the divorce is underway.

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