LeAnn Rimes fires back after ‘X Factor’ drunk-duet accusations


LeAnn Rimes fired back via Twitter on Thursday after online chatter overnight and early in the day accused her of being drunk Wednesday night during a duet with 13-year-old contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar on “The X Factor.”

“In my 18 years of performing, I have never been anything but professional onstage. It is a shame that gossip and lies are overshadowing the performance of Carly, a very talented young girl,” Rimes wrote via TwitLonger.

“And while I have not given any media outlet a quote, if you want one, here it is: ‘It was an amazing opportunity to share this experience with Carly and I know I’ll be watching for her to win tonight.’”


Whatever went down when the two performed “How Do I Live,” the young Miss Sonenclar didn’t seem fazed.

“That was one of the most fun moments I’ve had on the stage ... I had a blast,” she told host Mario Lopez on Wednesday night.

“I was really comfortable. You made me very comfortable,” Carly told Rimes.

So what really went on onstage? If you missed it last night, watch the video above and decide for yourself.


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