Justin Bieber blasted for failing to even lip-sync to own song 'Sorry' during surprise Coachella performance with Ariana Grande
The whole Bieber fan base was left shook when Justin Bieber seemed to insinuate last month that he would be taking a long-drawn break from making music, so as to focus more on “repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have.” But he took a break from his "music break" to appear at the second weekend of Coachella 2019, and things didn't go down well.
On Saturday, the musician took the stage in a surprise performance, where he joined Ariana Grande on stage to sing his hit song 'Sorry'. The 25-year-old pop star also announced to fans in the crowd that his new album was “coming soon”, despite the speculation around him taking a break from music.
Bieber's performance, which came towards the end of Grande's weekend two headlining set, was by all accounts not planned. “I haven’t been on stage in two years — I came out here, I had no idea I was going to be on stage tonight,” Bieber explained to the audience, while Grande seemed to confirm the same by saying, "True story!"
While fans were hyped and excited about Bieber's surprise performance at the renowned musical festival, they were soon driven towards utter disappointment when they witnessed how Bieber was so woefully ill-prepared for the performance.
Some fans even went to the extent of not calling it a performance at all.
As per reports, the 'What Do You Mean' singer lip-synced along to a crisp, studio version of 'Sorry', and he was noticeably offbeat throughout the duration of the song. A plethora of video clips emerged from the performance, each of which proofs of the several instances in which Beiber dropped his microphone before completing his vocals.
But Bieber was completely unfazed by his lack of memory when it comes to his own song lyrics, and he even seemed pleased with his appearance, telling the crowd: “This is my first time on stage in two years. I had to get my groove back, I had to get my swag back.”
Videos of Bieber failing to lip-sync to his own songs have gone viral over the internet since, with fans and social media users slamming the artist for his lackluster performance. One user commented, "So @justinbieber ruined #arichella just to lip sync his song "Sorry" @coachella. You could've just performed it live instead or just not come out at all (sic)."
But this isn't the first time that the Canadian star has been slammed by fans for lip-syncing throughout his live performances. Back in 2017, Bieber was heavily criticized for having trouble remembering the Spanish lyrics he sang on the studio version of the track 'Despacito'.