The embarrassing gaffe happened as Scotty (18) missed his cue to start singing his latest single, The Trouble With Girls. The trouble with his performance was that the soundtrack had already begun before the singer began his miming.
Wearing a warm winter coat and red-scarf, Scotty was introduced to the screaming crowd by an announcer who yelled “And here to sing The Trouble with Girls, it’s the bigger than life reigning American Idol champion, ladies and gentleman Scotty McCreery.” But that’s when things started to go wrong.
His voice filled the Manhattan streets while Scotty stood looking stunned. That left Scotty a good couple of seconds behind the music as he mimed the lyrics.
Now, you all know that I love Scotty. I really do. But he had to play a quick game of catch up to try to cover his mistake. And with an estimated 50 million people watching the show on TV, his mistake was obvious to everyone.
All the artists lip-synch for the parade in New York, but Scotty McCreery’s mistake was made all the worse because all the other stars who performed at the event this year, including Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige and Avril Lavigne, all performed with no problem at all.
The Macy Parade lip syncing gaffe is a second embarrassing mistake for Scotty on a big occasion. He also allegedly forgot the words to the Star Spangled Banner at the World Series! But I still love him and he’s had a lot less practice at lip synching than those other guys so I’ll forgive him – will you?