Oh dear. Pity the poor sound guy who must have felt the wrath of ‘The Nation’s Sweetheart’ after what could only be described as the car crash TV moment of the year.
For just hours after Cheryl Cole joined up with the rest of her Girls Aloud bandmates to announce their reunion, her day turned into a nightmare after a technical fault turned her performance of No.1 single ‘Call My Name‘ on Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer telethon into a disaster.
As the track kicked in, it soon became clear that despite Cole mouthing along to the words, there was a distinct lack of vocals. It’s not quite clear yet what happened with conflicting reports that she was either a) singing live but that her mic was turned down, or that b) she was miming along to the wrong backing track.
But considering you could hear occasional bursts of half-hearted vocals, whispering and a bit of huffing and puffing, we’re going with the latter. Cole later took to Twitter to claim, rather unconvincingly, that she wasn’t that bothered about being humiliated in front of millions of viewers.
“I really dn’t feel upset abt the tec issues during my performance and chat.. I just hope every1 commenting on it has done their part 4 the cause”
But after Leona Lewis later reduced host Davina McCall to tears with her ‘very live’ rendition of Snow Patrol’s ‘Run,’ the whole mime-gate incident looked even more embarrassing.