If LeAnn Rimes Wasn't Wasted on ‘X Factor,' How Do We Explain Her Shaky Performance? (VIDEO)

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LeAnn RimesFinally LeAnn Rimes is making headlines and it's not for her continuous feud with her husband's ex-wife Real Housewife Brandi Glanville, although it's not for the greatest of reasons. The singer, who recently finished a 30-day stint in rehab for anxiety and stress, joined X Factor finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar on stage last night for a performance of her '90s hit "How Do I Live" and, well, didn't seem 100 percent right.

During the song, Rimes seemed to struggle, overlapped with Sonenclar a whole slew of times, and at one point I swear it looked like she was leaning on 13-year-old Carly for stability, who was probably already nervous as hell as it was.

Rimes tells TMZ she was not under the influence and that she "was not performing the way she normally performs, because she was on stage with a young girl." Well I hate to say this Rimes, but intoxicated or not, Carly outsang you HARD.

I just can't get over how mega talented this girl is at 13 years old. Her range is sick, and her performance of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" on last night's show literally brought me to tears.

If anything, it seemed to me like having LeAnn by her side actually brought her down. The two of them didn't blend well together, and it didn't feel natural. Do I think she was drunk? Well, she definitely didn't seem right. Whether it's the stress that's still getting to her or maybe that she just hasn't performed in a while, I hope that LeAnn gets the help she needs, period.

Check out their performance of "How Do I Live" for yourself:

Do you think LeAnn was tipsy? What do you think of Carly Rose Sonenclar?


Image via TheXFactorUSA/YouTube


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Whit1... Whit143Jason

She was whoreable.... Literally! Ha

That kid was awesome ... I felt bad that she got robbed out of an amazing performance and partner.

2baby... 2babymomma

It seemed to me like she couldn't remember the words. Maybe she was drunk idk but she did drag down the performance

Amber Davis-Johnson

I don't think that she looked odd or off at all.  And I DON'T think that Carly Rose "outsang" her either.  Were we watching the same video? 

Aeris... AerisKate

I thought it was funny that part of her statement was that she was trying to help Carly because she thought Carly was struggling with the song. I watched the video and I didn't see at any time where Carly was struggling. 

nonmember avatar Juliette

She did sound horrible last night. I love that song and tuned in just to see it. It seemed like she was deliberatly trying to sing over Carly a number of times. Also, when she first stepped onto the stage it looked like she burped.

They weren't in synch at all and IMO Carly's voice last night sounded better than Leann's. Really a disappointment for such a beautiful song and really did nothing to showcase the great voice on Carly.

She was either drunk or on something, it certainly didn't look like nervousness to me at all. I hope she gets the help she so obviously needs and gets back to singing because Leann has an amazing voice (or had).

nonmember avatar guest

I love how Leann and her fans are on these sites trying to convince people that they didn't actually witness what they saw yesterday. Leann and her pr people think that people are stupid. I sincerely hope that Leann didn't behave like this on purpose as means to annouce that is she pregnant. Check out her timeline. She is now saying that she didn't give the media any quotes. So if she didn't talk to TMZ, who did?

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

Wow I don't think it was good at all! There singing just didnt go together at all. They both have amazing voices but it just didnt work.

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

I agree with 2babymamma. It did seem like she forgot the words to her own song. It also seemed like they had never rehearsed before and like they were feeding off each other. When they panned to Britney during the performance she actually had a look of concern on her face. Leeann is a mess!

Loonah Loonah

Train wreck!!

nonmember avatar India

Glad I'm not the only one! I thought she was terrible, that song used to sound amazing from her, they have been better off with Trisha Yearwood. She sang off cue, over Carly, just plain horrible and just looked some type of high. Carly was amazing like always, I wish she would've had a better partner that didn't destroy her duet.

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