We’ve all been at the wrong end of a technology mishap, but at least ours didn’t occur on live TV. Katy Perry wasn’t so lucky. The songstress was performing her hit single “Roar” at the 15th Annual NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, on December 14 and unfortunately her performance wasn’t properly synched with the aired audio recording. The result is a confusing mishmash that makes it seem like Katy’s lip-synching.
To make matters worse, a seemingly unaware Katy is interrupted mid-set by the night’s host and asked to restart (one highlight: hearing said host say “Katy Perry” with a French accent).
Despite the interruption, Katy takes the upset like the pro she is and heads backstage with her posse of dancers to reboot her performance. When she re-emerges she appears to be singing full on and, thankfully, the track finally lines up correctly.
However, Both NRJ and French TV channel TF1 have taken full responsibility for the technical error, issuing a public apology to Mademoiselle Perry: “Katy Perry was singing live at the NRJ Awards Saturday night in Cannes, but regrettably the wrong mix has been played accidentally which over-rode Katy’s live vocal feed on-air at the beginning of her performance of ‘Roar.’ TF1 & NRJ would like to apologize to NRJ double award winner Katy Perry for this technical problem beyond our control."
At least Katy will have her two new awards to comfort her; that same evening she took home the International Song of the Year trophy for “Roar” and was named the year’s International Female Artist.
What do you think? Was Katy kinda lip-synching or was this just a weird situation? Share your conspiracies in the comments below.
Source: Digital Spy
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated with a more complete statement from TF1/NRJ.