Monday, April 28, 2014

Kylie Minogue - 'Yes, I was singing live': Defends Her Logie Awards Performance After Receiving A Storm Of Bad Reviews

Kylie Minogue has taken to social media to defend her performance at the TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday.

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The pop princess denied rumours that she lip-synced the performance after she was bombarded with criticisms from viewers and high-profile television personalities.

'@MarkLoSurdo94 yes, we did something different and YES, I was singing live,' Minogue tweeted in response to a fan who tried to reassure her.

Her management also came to her defense, issuing a statement to ninemsn on Monday in which they confirmed 'the performance was live'.

'Kylie has backing vocal fillers during chorus and the two backing vocalists to the side of stage,' her management said.

The 45-year-old was performing I Was Gonna Cancel at the annual Australian TV awards as part of her unveiling of her new album, Kiss Me Once.

With her last appearance at the awards being 25 years ago, Kylie’s attendance was a highly anticipated event that didn't receive the overwhelmingly positive reception that was expected.

At first critics targeted the singer’s design choice, the back-up dancers targeted for their costumes and choreography.

Catherine Zengerer tweeted: 'OMG Kylie Minogue ... Bad miming, bad singing (the bit she did sing), bad costumes, bad choreography. I've seen better eisteddfods #logies'

Josh Carver said: '@kylieminogue lip syncing on the Logies was #horrific.'
And Katrina Andrew added:'@FoxFM @kylieminogue not sure why that song? and why she didn't sing? Im such a fan, but actually couldn't watch that performance.'

Even some famous faces criticised her efforts.

Australian rules footballer Allen Christensen wrote: 'At least Kylie Minogue actually sang, that was good of her #SaidNoOneEver.'

And Dancing With The Stars judge Todd McKenney claimed: 'Not sure that was a great idea for her. #mimingbadly'

While the Block contestants Dale and Sophie said: 'Hahaha we can't hear what you've got to say after your performance Kylie cos your mic was off the whole time! #Logies #LipSincCity.'

Others even mocked Kylie's usually fault free dancing.

Former Spicks and Specks panellist Myf Warhurst joked: 'Kylie's dance routine looked like it was performed at my school camp back in 1989 #logies #normcore.'

But one other star who did have Kylie's back was Love Child actress Jessica Marais

Support: Sister Dannii filmed Kylie's performance and danced along at her table
She told Mail Online that she was thrilled to see Kylie, partly because she herself sang Better the Devil You Know when training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

'It was worth seeing Kylie. I did Kylie as my popstar ar NIDA, I did Better The Devil You Know.

'In your third year at NIDA you had to try to emulate a popstar or rockstar and I did Kylie. I had all the boys in red hotpants and I had devil horns, so I was excited to see her tonight,' she explained.

Kylie's latest song was written and produced by Pharrell Williams and was inspired by the singer nearly cancelling her session with the US star, due to having a bad day.


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