Embarrassing: Cheryl Cole Gets Caught Lip-Syncing On Live TV

Published: Friday 19th Oct 2012 by Sam

It’s every musician-model’s worst nightmare. But oh was the dreaded lip-sync fail a reality for Cheryl Cole tonight. 

The 28 year old took centre stage at the UK’s Stand Up To Cancer telethon this evening to perform her chart smash ‘Call My Name’. However, the showing turned into the messiest of melee’s after her backing track “malfunctioned”, forcing the Girls Aloud star to sing…live.

Watch the shocking showing below…

Ouch! We’re not sure what’s worse – the tuneless whispers coming from Cheryl’s mic or the sound of her pride being shattered into pieces. How embarrassing.

It’s a given that Cheryl has a voice as thin as her waist, but one can’t but feel for her – even if a little. For, in her defense, the routine was fairly intense. Hence, the use of a backing track -even with artists whose vocals capabilities dwarf hers-isn’t unusual.

That said, Ms. Cole would have been much better off ditching the routine and proving she can handle the vocal live, even if that meant standing still and just singing. Unfortunately, the fact that that would have sounded like a choir of castrated cats sees any sympathy we may have evaporate. For, whatever the case, singers should be able to sing. Sadly in today’s age this is less a requirement and more an added bonus. Sigh.

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  1. Rihanna Smashed Da Homie October 19, 2012

    The horror. She makes Rihanna sound like Beyonce.

    • We Found Diamonds October 19, 2012

      And what’s that supposed to mean b****.

      • SuperBowlShallSlay October 19, 2012

        Did she stutter?
        Rihanna and Cheryl are both untalented but Cheryl is so untalented she makes Rihanna sound like Beyonce. Which part of that didn’t you understand sweetie.

        Oh wait! Did the sound of my Queen coming to slay the charts in 2013 deafen you. I think that’s what it is boo boo.

    • FAF October 19, 2012


  2. Alex October 19, 2012

    you’re an idiot, her mic wan’t working, how is she supposed to sing or lipsync live then? You couldn’t hear her voice among the screaming

    • AdelesSkyfall October 19, 2012

      No you’re the idiot. Her mic was working fine, HER VOICE wasn’t.
      Clearly, the plan was for her to sing into her mic but have the recorded track play so loud it’d be impossible to actually her sing live.
      Unfortunately someone in the tech team forgot to press play on her cd so she had no choice but to make those noises.

      • AMillionLights October 19, 2012

        Shut the f*** up. I’d rather watch Cheryl all day than watch Fatdele warble the house down.

        Cheryl’s a pop star with countless number one singles, how many does Adele have? Did Adele judge on the worlds biggest talent show. Does she have a best selling deal with a multinational hair company? No she f****** doesn’t. All she has is a boring album and box of doughnuts.

      • DreamingOfMalik October 19, 2012

        How dare you insult Adele? She’s got more talent in her left tit than Cheryl will ever have in her entire life. She needs to get back to Ashley V******* In The Ass Cole and pronto!

      • Sarah Says October 19, 2012

        @ AMillionLights Are you being serious with your comment, or sarcastic, ironic… joking?

      • CallMyNameBaby October 19, 2012

        A One Erection fan girl mocking Cheryl?
        What do Zayn and co do besides jumping around the stage miming to watered down rock songs. Chazzer is the real deal and she’s a gifted sweetheart with an amazing voice for Pop music.

        She doesn’t strain her voice like Beyonce who sounds like shes popping out fake babies whenever she opens her mouth.

      • Alex October 19, 2012

        were you there? Her mic wasn’t on until mid song

      • That B*tch (Rihllama’s downfall) October 19, 2012

        @ AMillionLights
        Im not too crazy about Adele but call me when any of Cherl Cole’s solo albums go diamond.

      • That B*tch (Rihllama’s downfall) October 19, 2012


    • Tika October 20, 2012

      There are different ways to handle “lip syncing” and it’s not always with the artist not singing at all. If the artist can sort of hold a tune but do not have a good enough singing voice to sing live they will use a backing track to play over their voice.

  3. James October 19, 2012

    Don’t think she was that bad. She’s a pop star for God sake. They’re all s*** mostly.

    • Monstarebel October 19, 2012

      Gurl save it cause if it was rihanna you’d b****** be’d going in she her voice was s***

  4. B**** October 19, 2012

    Cheryl MOVES rihanna p**** pats and still sounds Bad as hell!!! Its not embarrassing when we all know she does it

    • Maddox October 19, 2012

      Yesss!!! P**** Pats!!!! So good and so true!

      • FAF October 19, 2012

        Girl I was just bout to type this!!! LOL

        Atleast Cheryl was Entertaining! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. That B*tch (Rihllama’s downfall) October 19, 2012

    But everyone knows she lipsyncs. I dont think anyone is suprised.

  6. EmeliForever October 19, 2012

    (Smacks keyboard to the floor and convulses next to it)

    Oh no!! Did you hear how flat she sounded when sang “way”. Let this be a lesson to all you no talent girls today!

  7. Monstarebel October 19, 2012

    Lmao well b****** shouldnt be lip singing… her voice is striaght s***…..

      • BeyWhoUWanna October 19, 2012

        I shed a tear for Mariah whenever I watch this blasphemous cover. Rita would never.

      • YellowDiamonds October 19, 2012

        I shed a tear every time Beyonce tries but fails to get a top ten single.

  8. DragginForMinaj October 19, 2012

    What in the Milli Vanili hell.

  9. 16 Grammys And A Lacefront To Snatch October 19, 2012

    My respect for Rihanna has sky rocketed. She actually sings live.

    • the real xoxo October 20, 2012

      singing live =/= singing well.

      • IM A FREE B*TCH November 2, 2012


  10. HOTSTUFF October 19, 2012

    LMAOOOOOOO this is so f****** awful, she literally has no voice …..

  11. HoneyB October 19, 2012

    Her mic didn’t work

    • BumbleBey October 19, 2012

      Neither did her talent.

      • skintightjeans October 19, 2012


  12. monstarebel October 19, 2012

    You couldn’t even hear this trick thru half her performance smh and to see y’all try to justify this is comedy cause if it was Rihanna (who actually sings live every show & can sing circles around this girl) y’all would be going TF in… smh

    • the real xoxo October 20, 2012

      singing live =/= singing WELL.
      Rihanna still sounds awful, and she has lip synced alot of times before.

  13. Bad Bytch October 19, 2012


  14. Sarah Says October 19, 2012

    This should be shameful, but one flick of her hair extentions and a flutter of eye lashes and it’ll be forgotten. Everyone knows that she cannot sing but people are still flocking to buy her records and attend her concerts. Shame really.

  15. Wacky O October 19, 2012

    I knew when I was watching this Sam would be creating this post ASAP.

    It was pretty embarrassing! Oh Nadine needs to shut this b**** up in the reunion!

  16. monstarebel October 19, 2012

    Rihanna has never sounded as bad as this b**** those vocals she presented were a f****** joke

  17. IamHolliewood October 19, 2012

    it was def her mic being out not that her “backing track” wasnt working.. crazy how it took almost the whole song for them to correct it thou lol

    • monstarebel October 19, 2012

      You hear her mumbling the lyrics at the beginning hun

  18. Rihanna Navy October 19, 2012

    OH S***, DEATH.

  19. NadineIsTheBest October 19, 2012

    Ahh cannot zeul wiv ziz non zingin beetch.

  20. Suicide Blonde October 19, 2012

    Who cares about this b****, my husband Justin Timberlake just marry Jessica Biel, i’m crying right now, how can he do this to me.

    • monstarebel October 19, 2012

      Congratulations to them don

    • MACHIAVEL October 19, 2012

      Ooooooh poor You Honey, The Boring Unattractive Jess Biel, Can’t Stand Her!!!

  21. Marcus October 19, 2012

    Mic sound was out

    • Alexandra For Aston October 19, 2012

      Is that why we heard her hit bum notes in the beginning and sound breathless throughout the whole performance?

      • monstarebel October 19, 2012

        Okaay lol

  22. BDF October 19, 2012

    She has more stage presence than beyonce

    • RICHANDBLACK11(JUST LIKE BEY) October 19, 2012


    • skintightjeans October 20, 2012

      @BDF, Clearly while someone was snatching your hair extensions your head moved back and hit a wall causing you to lose what little sense you had to say something so stupid.

  23. J October 19, 2012

    Nadine and Nicola need to give this b**** a lesson

  24. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! October 19, 2012

    damn, the mic wasnt on for like the first 2 minutes of the song.. still shes on there for a good cause.

    • J October 19, 2012

      and a big pay cheque

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! October 19, 2012

        AS IF. All of them are on for free doing there bit to raise money for cancer.

  25. Mk October 19, 2012

    She rescued it towards the end though.

    Will you post her Under The Sun performance or stay hating?

  26. SHUH October 19, 2012

    Some people are pathetic as f***! There is no hiding this time Cheryl. Your mic worked fine, your ‘backing track’ didn’t. You could hear her dithering little voice whispering and scratching along for the first 1/4 of the song, before the backing vocals kicked in to make her sound less s***

  27. AdamBunny October 19, 2012

    At least a true singer, Leona Lewis, was there to sing Run and show Cheryl how a live performance is supposed to sound!

  28. Ayo October 19, 2012

    I’m sorry but to me it does sound and look like a mic problem

    • FAF October 19, 2012


  29. Let’s Be Real October 19, 2012

    let’s be real…she’s all around terrible. awful..and I.don’t see why she has fans or stans.

    • IM A FREE B*TCH November 2, 2012

      she can dance lol tts her saving grace. she is a way better dancer than she is a singer

  30. the slayer aka the chosen one October 19, 2012

    I think it was def a mic issue, anyone with any sense can tell, because towards the end she did not sound bad to me at all and I enjoyed watching her dance, I’m not a fan and have never heard of her before being on this site, but she has stage presence and her voice is not bad at all, I think it is just a lot of artist biases on this blog!

  31. RUDE NAVY October 19, 2012

    0:00 – 1: 31 { The MIC is NOT WORKING fine }
    1:32 – the END !! { The Mic Is working just fine }

    she’s not a vocalist and that choreo is hard , her being out of breath during or after it is understandable !

    she’s not that bad tho , remind me of paula abdul everytime i see her ass !

    • Peter Griffin October 19, 2012

      The mic was working because you can hear her right at the bigging when she thinks the backing track will hide her voice, then she goes quiet when she realizes there’s no backing track. People like you make me laugh!

      • Peter Griffin October 19, 2012



    I love how she cut her hair and change it up this era. video is off the train.

  33. Peter Griffin October 19, 2012

    The person who purposely switch of the backing track is a f****** boss! The look of embarrassment on her face is priceless, but at least she didn’t run off stage (though you know she wanted to, lol) and the way she went on twitter afterwards to say she wasn’t embarrassed…b**** that just proves even more that you felt the shame. Karma for kicking out Gamu. I watched live, too funny, Davina trying to take away the shame, no.

  34. hesings October 19, 2012

    THIS is what happens when you p*** off the sound engineer BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

  35. Aamyko October 19, 2012

    I hate when people go on about how “shocked” they are that she can’t sing… it’s like “”Hello? Was I the only one paying attention?” she has never been an amazing vocalist. She is however lazy, I mean I don’t wanna compare but Beyonce can stroke her p****, do her nails AND drop it like it’s hot while belting out “Crazy in Love”

  36. Boo October 20, 2012

    Lmao! Failure!!! I live for how she stopped singing and mouthed the words to act like her mic wasn’t working! Girl we heard those flat ass notes in the beginning! #BUSTED

  37. my hip, my back October 20, 2012

    i can’t

    “the tuneless whispers coming from Cheryl’s mic ”

  38. the real xoxo October 20, 2012

    This is hilarious.
    also singing live =/= singing WELL.
    the “atleast she sang live” excuse is meaningless, she still sounded like s***.
    Cheryl cole is so 2009

  39. steph October 20, 2012

    I can’t tell wether it is a mic problem or a backing track problem. I just hear that halfway she starts singing live and that it sounds good.

  40. El Santo October 20, 2012

    Try to sing and dance at the same time… I wanna see you do it.

    • skintightjeans October 20, 2012

      Beyonce does it all the time. Now what?

  41. Oh Yeah!!! October 20, 2012

    She still sounds Better than Rihanna!

  42. tyler March 24, 2013

    It wasnt anything to do with her lipsyncing or not!!! Her mic was just not turned on! For anyone that has never worked as an audio technician before, i will let you know that if an artist is lipsyncing you mix the vocal track with the music track and no audio technician would ever have them mixed separately…to avoid this very problem! Secondly she was wearing in-ears which are designed so the artist can hear their vocal to make sure theyre in tune…. if she was lip syncing she wouldnt use them it would be a waste of time!

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