Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Soul Train Music Awards Bans Lip Syncing


This ought to be good. There will be no backing vocal tracks at this years Soul Train Music Awards...

According to reports all singers will be required to sing live at this years Soul Train Music Awards.

Scheduled performers include Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Tamar Braxton, Ruben Studdard and K. Michelle.

The Soul Train Music Awards airs Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL

Anonymous said...

More award shows need to start doing this!

shina1936 said...

I wonder how many of those performers are going to back out of performing now.lol

Anonymous said...

Welp Tamar you better get your vocals together because no one is gonna want to hear anymore excuses as to why you sounded a mess

Anonymous said...

Aside from Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight & Ruben Studdard, performers that actually know how to perform live, singing live should not be a problem. The others are screwed. I hope K.Michelle can get her band's malfunctioning equipment fixed by then. #Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Well K michelle we get to hear ur real voice I saw her live and dont think she sang one word and all her TV performance I have seen werent so hot either. Tamar u better get them vocal issues together but she still has been singing live with the vocal issues tho just make sure it sounds good

Anonymous said...

I will not be watching...

Anonymous said...

THEY A DAMN LIE. THE ENTIRE SHOW WAS LIP SYNC AND THEY AINT FINNA STOP THAT SHAM OF AN AWARDS SHOW EITHER FROM DOING IT.
S/N: AINT RUBBEN STUDDARD ONE SAMMICH AWAY FROM A MASSIVE CORONARY? HOW THIS FAT PORK CHOP EATING NUGGA GONNA SING, SWEAT AND WEEZE ALL AT ONCE WITHOUT PASSING OUT?

SOULTRAIN IS LYING.

Anonymous said...

Soul Train and the Soul Awards been lip syncing since it's inception. Nice try but I see epic fail.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes studio acoustics prevent live singing. Not everyone sang live on the original Soul Train tv show. Check out youtube clips of David Bowie ,Al b Sure even Prince were lip synching.

Anonymous said...

YEAH IT'S GONE BE AN EPIC FAIL BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY SOME OF THESE FAT OR OLD MUFUKAS FINNA SING LIVE.

Anonymous said...

12:03 RARELY DID ANYONE SING LIVE ON THAT DAMN SHOW.

zeeedeee said...

Iemme see..popcorn for Jennifer hudson✔
remote control for Ruben studdard✔
side eye for Tamar braxton✔
Ok I think I'm ready

Anonymous said...

WELL AT LEAST ALL OF THEM CAN SING!!!

Anonymous said...

NOBODY and I mean NOBODY sang live on Soul Train, and that's just what it was. They didn't even play a performance track, they played the damn track straight from the album!

Anonymous said...

12:12 how di you do those cool check marks? lol

Anonymous said...

THEY A DAMN LIE. THE ENTIRE SHOW WAS LIP SYNC AND THEY AINT FINNA STOP THAT SHAM OF AN AWARDS SHOW EITHER FROM DOING IT.
S/N: AINT RUBBEN STUDDARD ONE SAMMICH AWAY FROM A MASSIVE CORONARY? HOW THIS FAT PORK CHOP EATING NUGGA GONNA SING, SWEAT AND WEEZE ALL AT ONCE WITHOUT PASSING OUT?

SOULTRAIN IS LYING.

12:00 PM
*************************************************************************

DEAD!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle sang live. This was back in the 70s.

Anonymous said...

Tamar and K Michelle will cancel.

Anonymous said...

I am going to watch. This should be hilarious.

Tippie Toes said...

Lies! but if anyone can sang it's those mentioned above wait KMichelle aight

Anonymous said...

Get ready for the disclaimers after each performance ie: I have a sore throat or I wasnt ready LOL!

Quiana said...

LMAO on this one here and still LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Back in the GOOD old days the 70's Al Green & his Band ..James Brown & Band ,Aretha Franklin had her sisters and a Band ,The Isleys Brothers & there Band, Rufus& Chaka Khan had there Band and Marvin Gaye.....ALL sang live on Soul Train

zeeedeee said...

@12:23 lol thanx..it's a feature on my phone..i just have fun with them

Anonymous said...

Well that leaves Rhianna, Keisha Cole, Alicia Keys and Ciara off the list of performers.

zeeedeee said...

@12:51 Minnie Ripperton.. Barry White and Tower of power too

Nikasha said...

This should be very interesting... Too bad I won't be watching

Anonymous said...

that's great. i prefer live music. it's the best. it doesn't have to be perfect, just real. let's go!

MizIron Box said...

I am an insomniac and it's frustrating. Going to DVR this Soul Train show and play it every night after to help me to fall asleep.

Anonymous said...

NOBODY EVER SANG LIVE ON SOUL TRAIN...NOT EVEN IN THE 70'S YA DIG?! CHECK THE OLD FOOTAGE. @ 12:23 PM HIT IT DEAD ON THE HEAD. THEY HAD MU'FUCKAS LIP SYNCHING RIGHT TO THE DAMN RECORD SPINNING. SOMETIMES THE NEEDLE WOULD SKIP AND THROW EVERYTHING OFF. ANYONE CLAIMING THAT SOUL TRAIN PERFORMERS SANG LIVE ARE EITHER TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER OR TOO DAMN OLD!

Bee Gee said...

That lineup reads like a pour & stir remedy for severe insomnia. Put a nigga right to sleep with his thumb in his mouth..

dreadee said...

Actually the lineup looks like the one from Essence last year, LMAO!

Anonymous said...

No one sang live on Soul Train because they weren't paid. Except for a few exceptions. Shout out to ST Awards if this is true. Lets here you sang!

Anonymous said...

I guess Beyonce ain't allowed.

MizIron Box said...

@2:15 PM-You don't get paid for performing on Soul Train?! Whut????

Anonymous said...

2:16, Nope, you already know BeyLipSync was automatically scratched off the list, the woman ecen holds onto the mic for dear life when she falls on stage cause she doesn't want those tracks playing loud and clear while she's busy falling down on the stage and mopping her dry wigs with the floor.

Anonymous said...

STFU @2:24. You dont know shit about what Queen Bey does!

zeeedeee said...

@1:53 ummm you are do incorrect about that..check the archives hell check the documentaries..age has nothin to do with it..ya dig?..that particular vernacular got you sounding ��


zeeedeee said...

You are so incorrect

Anonymous said...

Good. Now we can see who is really worth spending our money on.

SNLuvsME said...

HAAAA well some folks bout to drop out of performing this year!!

Anonymous said...

@1:53 PM said-YA DIG?! Lolllllllllllllllllll...

Anonymous said...

ERRRYBODY LIP SYNCS ON SOUL TRAIN ZEEEDEEE SOOOO STFU!!!!!!!!!!!! YA DIG?!

Anonymous said...

Teddy sang live, Marvin sang live, even Michael sang, live so @1:53PM STFU, Ya Dig!

Anonymous said...

This is going to be interesting and where it separates the true singers, they will be just as great without all that electronic help and autotune.

Anonymous said...

AINT RUBBEN STUDDARD ONE SAMMICH AWAY FROM A MASSIVE CORONARY? HOW THIS FAT PORK CHOP EATING NUGGA GONNA SING, SWEAT AND WEEZE ALL AT ONCE WITHOUT PASSING OUT?
12:00 PM


You need to try out google images, boo. Ruben lost A LOT of weight since his idol days.

zeeedeee said...

@2:56 look jive turkey (laughin my ass off right now) you can add Luther Vandross and War to that list...@3:13 thank you..this is the same stalker different post..mod just threatened to ban this anon on the jay z post too for the hostility

zeeedeee said...

@mod...this is me ��doing my happy dance..i see you!

Anonymous said...

Actually Soul Train started with people performing live. Barry White performed with an orchestra then Don Cornelius said it cost way to much to have live performances so they started lip syncing. Should be interesting though nevertheless.

Anonymous said...

@zeeedeee 4:30PM don't ban me. I'm sorry but they do all lip sync.

zeeedeee said...

@4:45 lol stop you're making me laugh right now...I'm nit banning anyone..that anon know what it though..lol and no malice but I beg to differ..i just happen to LOVE soul train been a fan for years and I feel what your sayin but only a connoisseur of soul music would know..no shade either it just happens to be my thing..tell u what google it..it's all good tho��

zeeedeee said...

^^^^4:43 pretty much summed it up..they used to do it but if you have aspire or the time life collection you can see for yourself with the particular performances that were live cause they were AWESOME!!!

Honey Bee said...

that's a strange thing for them to do, I guess they will all have to hire real back up singers and real bands for the show?

Anonymous said...

ummm no real popular artists performs for soul train in this century noway, so BLOOP LMAO
get yourself ready to see some class D ITune artists scream their head off for recognition

Anonymous said...

they should have gotten a big name artist to bring in some decent ratings DUH- noone will be chcking for that line up!!

Delited said...

Ha. Don't believe it til I see it.

That Old Broad said...

Some of the singers DID sing live.

Here is Al Green:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuC7fiwb3-g
Start times are 5:36 and 10:31.

There are MANY more such as Stevie Wonder on another video who sang a song which he more or less wrote in real-time just for Soul Train.

I know that it is hard for some of you young people to fathom true talent, but there are some of us who are old enough AND PROUD OF IT to know better.

#DoYourHomework
#WeTriedToTellYouItWasSo
#HaveSomeRespectForYourElders
#WouldNotWantToBeYoungAgainInThisAgeOfMediocrity

Anonymous said...

@9:15 I LOVE YOU!!

Anonymous said...

The lip syncing, karaoke KweenBey will not be performing. The fourty year old, grade school drop out is too busy playing dress up.

Anonymous said...

@6:27 because it's hard to find someone that can sing live.

That Old Broad said...

@9:59 pm,

Thank you. I just had to testify.

That Old Broad said...

That Old Broad said...

Some of the singers DID sing live.

Here is Al Green:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuC7fiwb3-g
Start times are 5:36 and 10:31.
^^^

Rev. Al performed more cuts in this video. I challenge anyone to tell me that Al and his band lip synched or faked their performance in any way, for instance, at 11:41-17:13, 21:54-31:10,35:49-41:00.

Purely live!

See

That Old Broad said...

Stevie Wonder Soul Train Improvisation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bldPBR6rOks

Anonymous said...

Another live Soul Train performance by James Brown for the non-believers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIxVWNPeRJY

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the person who posted Soul Train live performances which made that other person look like an idiot who claimed none of the performances on Soul Train were live. I knew that was a damn lie. I hate it when people try to speak so factual about things they have no idea what the hell they are talking about. It's pretty common knowledge that at least a handful of performers performed live on Soul Train like Luther Vandross and Patti Labelle.

zeeedeee said...

@that old broad..bravo and thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Yes! Now I might actually watch.

That Old Broad said...

@ZeeeDeee,

Thank you.

The earth did not rotate until these young folks popped out of their mother's womb.

That Old Broad said...

^^^
Thanks to 7:43 AM too!

Anonymous said...

Even with auto tune, background, or "up frontground" we already know most singers these days aren't talented vocally. It's not about talent today, it's just who's hot for that month. So the mockery of true vocal skills will continue.

Anonymous said...

You could always tell when they were lip syncing by whether or not they used their mic or Don's mic for the interview after their performance

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