Thursday, December 20, 2012
Video: LeAnn Rimes blames Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13, for weird X Factor performance
Some people are alleging that Rimes was drunk.
Part one of The X Factor season 2 finale is history, and as expected, it wasn’t great. Even the ratings were lower than season 1′s finale.
As I mentioned on my previous post, I have several reasons to think Carly Rose Sonenclar was being thrown under the bus when being paired by LeAnn Rimes. So, did the duet ruin Sonenclar’s chances of winning the competition? Possibly. For some reason, Rimes sounded like I do when I try karaoke, and believe me, that is definitely not good. Many online wondered if the Garland singer had a little too much to drink before the performance.
On the other hand, it could’ve improved Sonenclar’s chances of winning when you compare her performance with that of her seasoned duet partner. And just like that, the tables are turned; Rimes, who used to be the one who blew famous acts out of the water with her performances, last night was destroyed on stage by a 13-year-old. We will see how this pans out when the winner is announced on tonight’s final episode of The X Factor on FOX.
What does Rimes have to say about the performance? The normal thing that a caring adult would do. Blame the kid. Rimes tells TMZ she was not drunk when she performed and that any awkwardness was because “I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”
Yes, the performance was not Sonenclar’s best performance, but she still sounded great, while I am still trying to figure out why Rimes was so messy throughout the whole thing.
Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think. Do you think it was Sonenclar’s fault? Did Rimes look loopy to you, or did she sound great?