Mariah Carey has been criticized for miming the lyrics of her new songs in two European shows. The "Hero" crooner was promoting her upcoming album "E=MC²" in German and U.K. and several sites that acquired the footage of her performing claimed that she has been lipsyching.
On Saturday April 5, Carey was tapped as one of the judges in "Deutschland sucht den Superstar" (DSDS), a German talent show similar to American Idol and as a guest performer. She performed her #1 single "Touch My Body" that looked like sung on top of a played record. PerezHilton.com reported that at least one of the judges noticed the lipsynch.
The day before that Carey also appeared on Channel 4's "Paul O'Grady Show" singing "Touch My Body" but many claimed that she also did a lipsynch in the performance. No rep from Carey's camp has responded to this allegation too.
While in Europe, Carey has also been hit with unpleasant rumor when her list of diva-like demands was allegedly leaked. Among those that she wanted are a 1st class flight for her Jack Russell that costs 6,500 pounds, 11 bodyguards to stand over her in a restaurant to prevent people seeing her eat, a humidifier in her dressing room, a 10,000 pounds gym installed next to her penthouse and lots of Krispy Kremes donuts.
"E=MC²" will be released on April 15 via Def Jam.
Mariah Carey on Paul O'Grady Show:
Mariah Carey on DSDS: