Ashlee Simpson was met with a shock when she began to “perform” the second song on last night’s ‘Saturday Night Live’. Apparently a mix-up in the sound room started piping in lip-synched audio from ‘Pieces Of Me’. While that might not be unusual in today’s pop music world, she had already performed ‘Pieces Of Me’ earlier in the program.
The band stood their dumbfounded and began jamming to ‘Pieces Of Me’ for a second time, while Ashlee attempted a lame version of a “hoedown” before walking off the stage leaving her band alone on stage. During closing credits, the less than gracious Simpson proceeded to blame her band for playing the wrong song, refusing to admit she lip-synched ‘Pieces Of Me’ the first time around and couldn’t perform whatever the second single would be live due to the technical problem in the sound booth.
Simpson’s first performance employed the ‘Hilary Duff lip-synching method’ of shoving the microphone directly up against her mouth and surrounding the fat mic head with both her hands.
Watch the “performance” at YouTube.