10 of the Most Cringe-Worthy Female Lip-Syncing Fails in Music History

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As beautiful and (sometimes) talented as these fierce females are, all of their musical reputations took a minor hit after they were caught *gasp* lip-syncing:

1. Katy Perry — We got secondhand embarrassment just watching as Katy was stopped mid-“Roar” lip-sync performance at the 2013 NRJ Music Awards and was asked to start over utilizing her actual voice.

2. Selena GomezMic check, 1, 2, 1, 2. Last year, SelGo experienced audio and microphone malfunctions at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball concert, leaving the sound loud and clear as she let out a huge F-bomb and stormed off-stage before finishing her set.

3. Iggy Azalea — Joining Jennifer Lopez on-stage for “Acting Like That,” the 24-year-old Aussie rapper experienced some of her own difficulties starting at the 1:38 mark.

4. Jennifer Lopez — Speaking of J.Lo, she experienced her own share of criticism after lip-syncing on American Idol. Like… this is a singing competition, and SHE’S ONE OF THE JUDGES. That’s not acceptable.

5. Beyonce — Yes, even Queen B does it. Not only did she get caught lip-syncing The Star-Spangled Banner at the second Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama, she was spotted doing the same during her On the Run tour, too.

6. Nicki Minaj — It’s like she just decided to give up at some point.

7. Mariah Carey — Not gonna even try to hit those high notes anymore, huh?

8. Britney Spears — There’s no way you DON’T remember Brit’s “Gimme More” performance at the 2007 MTV VMAs. What was supposed to be the comeback of a lifetime turned into an absolute disaster. We’re still cringing.

9. Lindsay Lohan — As one YouTuber so delicately put it, “lol 2:14 f***ing BUSTED.”

10. Ashlee Simpson — THE ULTIMATE.

*BONUS* Katy Perry (AGAIN) — Though not technically a lip-syncing fail, we just wanted to give a shout-out to Katy’s flute flub because, hey, why not?

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