Annie Lennox Missed Her Cue on Live TV

December 15, 2010 08:15:10 GMT

Ironically, she said during the 'Live with Regis and Kelly' interview before her performance that she had overcome stage fright years ago.

Annie Lennox Missed Her Cue on Live TV
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Annie Lennox was left red-faced after she missed her cue to perform on a U.S. talk show on Tuesday, December 14, just minutes after she insisted she no longer suffered nerves about messing up on stage.

The Scottish singer was a guest on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Tuesday morning to promote her new Christmas album and sing her rendition of festive favorite "The Holly and the Ivy" for the studio audience.

In an interview with the hosts, Lennox admitted she had overcome her nerves about performing years ago. She said, "I used to get really badly nervous, but I've been through so many things now. There's no point. I think there comes a time when you're a performer you have to get over your stage fright... Why be nervous?"

But Lennox appeared to speak too soon - she immediately missed her cue to start singing and had to be tapped on the back by her guitarist. After failing to catch up, she decided to scrap the set and start again.


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posted by Kevinjo on Dec 15, 2010
I agree she is better for her ability to bring it on when it is right.
posted by TheVigilante on Dec 15, 2010
At least, she's not lipsyncing and she has such a powerful voice.
posted by Cranksner on Dec 15, 2010
WTF? This was likely due to technical difficulties. I can't believe someone would write an article like this. She sang it beautifully when she got back on track. You are an ahole.
posted by shantay on Dec 15, 2010
WHO CARES? Why is everyone so quick to jump on people when they make a mistake? It doesn't mean she has stage fright either. Is this really worth writing about? And who wrote this? Loser.
posted by stratone on Dec 15, 2010
Talk about jacking up a classic. The lead vocals were great but the harmonys were awful.
posted by Wow on Dec 15, 2010
Annie rocks!
posted by Serendipity on Dec 15, 2010
I think the guitar player is more at fault; the band is playing a repetitive chord series and really should not have gone on until she started singing.
posted by yo on Dec 15, 2010
she is wicked awesome....missed cue!!! big deal. It's not like when that simpson girl missed hers!
posted by Peteinbrooklyn on Dec 15, 2010
I don't believe that is "stage fright" because early in the show Regis was having problems with his microphone. Even though she had missed her cue, Unlike many artists on Live TV She performed with out a guide track and proof that a talented singer does not have to lip sync. We at home may have missed the last few seconds of the song but i'm sure she followed through to the end in front of the studio. Annie Lennox has a hypnotic voice, and everyone is entitled to have mistakes. I'm glad that she stopped the band to start over so we could all hear her sing the song the way it was meant to be.

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