American Idol Finale ~ Mariah Carey Medley by HumanSlinky

As part of the two-hour “American Idol” finale Thursday night (May 16), judge Mariah Carey sang a medley of some of her biggest hits — though we were sad “Someday” did not make the cut.

However, viewers were in an uproar on Twitter over Carey appearing to be lip-synching during the pre-taped segment.

“Mariah Carey needs to practice her lip syncing. She on American Idol right now making a fool of herself.” — Artistry Beats

“Mariah Carey lip syncing on a live show really though?!? When a child can tell, that’s BAD!! Can we get Originality please.” — Vuitton

“So apparently viewers of American Idol are upset at Mariah Carey lip-syncing last night…what did yall expect baby girl getting old #noNews.” — MsSouthernCharm

“Mariah Carey lip syncing on AI….kind of ironic since she critiques live performances when she can’t even do it herself. #HangItUpyouoldhag.” — Kate Daniel

“Good Lord Mariah Carey lip syncing too. And not well. This is just sad. #idol.” — Mark Davis

“Mariah Carey lip syncing on #idolfinale. Kind of negates her critiques of the performances when she doesn’t have the guts to do it herself.” — Shelley Paulson

“There is oodles of irony in Mariah Carey lip-syncing her hits medley on the #IdolFinale last night. Oodles, I say!” — Grant Jenkins

“I want a congressional investigation into Mariah Carey’s horrid lip syncing last night. And that Mattel dress of hers.” — Daniel Aubry

So far, Carey is mum about the whole affair on Twitter. What do you think, Zappers? Did she lip-synch? Do you care if she did?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."