Cheryl Cole accused of miming on X Factor
Video: Negative reaction to an energetic performance suggests the British public has fallen out of love with Cole
Cheryl Cole has been accused of miming during parts of her performance on The X Factor results show last night, despite promising she would perform the whole song live.
Cheryl delivered a high-energy rendition of her new single Promise This with a troupe of dancers but X Factor fans on Twitter noticed that parts of her auto-tuned vocals seemed totally unaffected by her heavy breathing.
Andyscraven said: "I sing musical theatre LIVE week in/week out. The truth is Cheryl would sound awful live & they know it!"
clairestorr92 said: "It's no surprise that Cheryl Cole mimed last night due to the fact she can't sing. How can she judge talent when she has none?"
And easily_led wrote: "Am I the only non deluded Cheryl Cole fan on here? I do REALLY like her but I know a chuffin mime job when I see one." [sic]
The negative comments have become a perennial problem for Cheryl, who was criticised for miming during an X Factor performance of her debut single Fight for this Love in October last year. But the latest outcry suggests that Cheryl's love affair with the British public and press is well and truly over.
The Sun quoted an anonymous source as saying: "Cheryl performed live for the majority of the song, but during some of the dance moves a backing track was used. The whole point was so she could dance during the chorus. It's what a lot of artists do. Cheryl's routine was very energetic. It wasn't possible to sing it all."
During the final selection process Cheryl faced a vicious backlash for choosing Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel, two girls who cried through their auditions, over the popular Zimbabwean contestant Gamu Nhengu. Over 130,000 people joined a Facebook page called 'Gamu should have got through' within 48 hours of the broadcast. ·
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