On last week’s results show, 59-year-old contestant Leroy Bell was caught lip syncing on the group song, when he started singing later than his part started. The song performed was David Gueta/Usher’s “Without You.” Many negative comments could be found over on twitter and internet regarding this obvious lip syncing mess up. After all this is supposed to be a singing contest, so many where surprised to see lip syncing.
After the incident FOX released a statement confirming the lip syncing.
“All survival songs are performed live, with just a backing track. For the group ensemble performance, the vocals are pre-recorded to allow acts to concentrate on preparing for their own live competitive performances on Wednesdays — this is also no different to what other competition shows do for ensemble performances.”
Below, you can see a clip of the video. Watch closely at minute 0:49.