Public Slams Selena Gomez for Lip-Syncing During Comeback Performance
Wowowow, there’s a LOT of talk about Selena Gomez tonight. Her hair, for one, is one of the biggest topics of the evening, after she took the 2017 American Music Awards red carpet with blonde tresses. And you better believe that her performance was one of the biggest topics of the actual event.
The 25-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place alum took the stage to perform her latest single, “Wolves,” along with Marshmello — a highly anticipated performance, considering the singer hasn’t performed in a year, it’s her ONLY performance of 2017, plus she underwent a kidney transplant this past summer; that’s no small feat.
Sadly, it seems like a majority of the public is less than impressed by Selena’s vocals… or, rather, her LACK of vocals.
— 何玉凤 (@exosposed) November 20, 2017
People slammed the singer for lip-syncing:
— Real D. (@RealDazz) November 20, 2017
Call me when Selena Gomez stops lip syncing and then call me when she learns how to sing ✌🏻
— Nerdy Nicky✨ (@NerdyNicky3) November 20, 2017
“and here’s Selena Gomez in her only tv performance all year,” we heard multiple times. then Selena crawled around on stage while lip syncing. 🙃🤔 #AMAs2017
— J$ (@cbuscatdad) November 20, 2017
I love Selena Gomez but she made it so obvious that she lip sync through that whole performance hence why she had her head down & hair covering her face for 99% of the performance. The girl can't sing live so I don't know why she just can't admit it instead of lip syncing #AMAs
— Áine 🍸 (@ainemartin13) November 20, 2017
I’ve been waiting so long for Selena Gomez to perform Wolves just to be disappointed by that monstrosity. At the end you could tell even she knew it was shit and she was busted for lip syncing. pic.twitter.com/LlYcwJK72R
— G (@girlwnofriends) November 20, 2017
I absolutely love selena but she was like barely even moving her mouth. I think they’re right when they say she was lip syncing. It was a beautiful performance with dancing otherwise. Still love her. I think people were just excepting THWWIW 2.0 like she promised.
— Tea Swift (@wineinbathtub13) November 20, 2017
One report suggested that SG didn’t actually vocalize her track because she was afraid “people would criticize her”… which they did anyway.
According to the #AMAs it's been confirmed that Selena Gomez was lip syncing to her Wolves performance because she was afraid to actually sing because "people would criticize her" #AMAs2017 pic.twitter.com/agEoxJNWl1
— Pop Crave (@shadyarionly) November 20, 2017
This isn’t the first time she was caught (allegedly) lip-syncing, and it probably won’t be the last. But, remember, her energy is a lot different due to her Lupus, so if you expected her to belt it out like she did at the 2014 AMAs with “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” sorry, you were never gonna get that.