December 22, 2012 03:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
During The X Factor Final, Carly Rose Sonenclar teamed up with the wrong singer, LeAnn Rimes for a duet of “How Do I.” But the performance did nothing to help Carly’s chances of winning the competition and a $5 million recording contract. In fact, the horrible duet may have helped Carly lose the competition and her family is fired up about it!
According to TMZ, Carly’s family is more than a little angry, they are “royally p*issed off” at LeAnn Rimes for “trashing their daughter’s performance on Wednesday night.”
However, Rimes didn’t believe she did anything wrong. To the contrary, she said, “I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having trouble with the song.”
A source close to Carly’s family said her mother felt as though Rimes “threw their daughter under the bus” and was absolutely livid that Rimes would blame her bad performance on Carly claiming the 13-year-old was “nervous and had trouble hitting the high notes.”
Other family members are speaking out as well. They agree with Carly’s mother that Rimes threw her under the bus and said Carly was a pro and that she out-performed Rimes during the duet.
But Carly’s family members aren’t the only ones who were angry, social media exploded with comments following the performance. And Rolling Stones said, “Rimes’ greasy-haired, skin and bones dumpster-diver look was a total distraction. We couldn’t take our eyes off her. She’s only 30 – what in the h*ll happened to her? However, even if we had covered our eyes, the song was still a disaster. Their voices didn’t jell, and LeAnn’s raspy vocals just seemed to drag Carly’s usually flawless sound down in the muck.”
Do you think Carly Rose had any trouble hitting the high notes? Or was this just an excuse Rimes used to justify her poor performance? Do you think the duet with Rimes was partly to blame for Carly’s loss? We know you have an opinion and we’d love to hear it. Post a comment below and let us know what you think.
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