Katy Perry Was Caught Lip Synching at an Awards Show

By: Robert Kessler / December 16, 2013

Katy Perry suffered an incredibly awkward moment over the weekend at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France. She was on stage to perform “Roar,” except the backing track started without her and things only get worse from there. Closeup shots show that Perry is clearly out-of-synch with the track and then the show’s host barges on stage to stop the performance altogether. “If you don’t mind, we can restart,” he says. “What do you think?” She goes again, this time singing live apparently.

The NRJ Awards later issued an apology to the songstress, reading:

Katy Perry was singing live at the NRJ Awards Saturday night in Cannes, 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 NRJ double award winner Katy Perry for this technical problem beyond our control.

The night wasn’t all bad for Perry, who took home awards for International Female Artist of the Year and International Song of the Year (for “Roar”). At least she handled the embarrassment like a pro?