Justin Bieber accused of lip syncing during Ariana Grande duet at Coachella
23 April 2019, 15:04 | Updated: 23 April 2019, 15:05
Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande on the Coachella stage to sing 'Sorry'...
It's no secret that Ariana Grande has wowed fans at this year's Coachella. Despite the odd setback (lemons and mic issues), the 25-year-old superstar has delivered stunning renditions of her biggest hits and even shook viewers with the odd surprise guest. *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Mase joined her in Week 1 and Justin Bieber featured in Week 2. However, people are criticising Justin Bieber for lip syncing during his performance.
Did Justin Bieber lip sync at Coachella?
After performing 'Break Free' this weekend, Ariana shocked fans by introducing Justin to the stage. The two stars then gave fans a duet version of Justin's Number 1 hit 'Sorry' and Justin even teased his upcoming album. He said: "I haven't been on stage in like two years. I came out here right, I had no idea I was gonna be on stage tonight, absolutely no idea." and then: "And by the way album coming soon."
Naturally, fans were extremely excited about the album news but many people noticed that he appeared to be lip syncing in his performance of 'Sorry'. If you watch fan video clips of it, you can see that the music actually begins along with Justin's vocals seconds before his mouth starts moving. Given that Ariana is known for her live vocals, fans were disappointed that Justin didn't use his.
Check out the evidence and complaints below.
Justin Bieber struggles to lipsync at Coachella 2019 pic.twitter.com/uiA4Vsqk1A— menye (@poorcorn) April 22, 2019
justin if you’re gonna lip sync at least do it right lmaaao.pic.twitter.com/uuBFhOOwg4— ㅅ (@innocenttaes) April 22, 2019
whyd she bring justin bieber up just for him to lip sync susbshsb— 𝕶𝖆𝖍𝖗𝖆 ★ (@SPACEFRUIT) April 22, 2019
so ariana brought justin out to lip sync that old ass song then made him leave i-— brenna | may 14th (@breakupwitchagf) April 22, 2019
why the fuck would she bring justin out just for him to lip sync ?!?— dustin (@russettbutera) April 22, 2019
Seeing as Justin's appearance was so last-minute, we imagine that the lip syncing was down to him and Ariana not getting a chance to rehearse more than anything else. Still, it's understandable why fans aren't impressed. Justin has a great voice and it would have been amazing to hear him sing live with Ariana.