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'American Idols' Suck -- at Lip Syncing

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Has anyone else noticed how bad the American Idol finalists are at lip syncing? No, we don’t believe they fake the solo numbers (not yet anyway for this polished singing puppy mill) -- but the group numbers are a disaster. Why do those kids have to worry more about the fancy footwork and choreography for the group sing-along than, umm, singing? Last night’s Michael Jackson tribute medley took the cake. The burly guy was off, Jorge looked like he might have been singing in Spanish, and other people just looked like they didn’t know the words. But you know what? The sound quality was good and you didn’t hear anyone out of breath with some of the fancy footwork. No one's posted the video yet, but here's last week's example.

Something’s amiss when you get pre-taped pabulum on a television singing competition. We want the real pabulum -- forgotten words, screw ups and all. Makes for more entertaining television anyway.