Katy Perry arrived on stage at the NFJ Music Awards in Cannes, ready to perform her latest anthem “Roar,” which some believe the pop star intended to lip-sync.

Katy Perry Lip-Syncs

After a minute of the song, the awards show host interrupted Perry and asked if she could start over again. "If you don't mind, we can restart. What do you think? We had a little problem. I'm really sorry to stop all your energy," he told a moderately uncomfortable Perry.

Taken by surprise, but not wanting to disappoint her many fans in the audience, Perry agreed to a second take. However, with the redo came a noticeably different pitch for the artist. Taking to Perry’s defense were the organizers of the NRJ awards, who admitted that an incorrect version of the backing track was to blame.

NRJ Organizers Apologize

"Katy Perry was singing live at the NRJ Awards Saturday night in Cannes," read the organizer's apology. "But regrettably the wrong mix has been played accidentally which over-rode Katy's live vocal feed on-air at the beginning of her performance of 'Roar.'

"TF1 & NRJ would like to apologize to Katy Perry for this technical problem beyond our control."

Perry won a pair of awards at the NRJ Awards – International Female Artist of the Year and International Single for “Roar.”


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Perry On X-Factor

The NFJ Awards gaffe was the second subpar performance by the singer this week. On Sunday, Perry graced the stage of The X-Factor UK to belt out power ballad “Unconditionally.” The rendition fell flat, leaving many to wonder at Perry’s questionable vocals on the track.

– Chelsea Regan

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