Awkward! Katy Perry Called Out -- Mid-Performance! -- for Lip-Syncing

Holy Ashlee Simpson, you won't believe what happened in France.

Oh boy, Katy Perry

The pop sensation was stopped mid-performance at an awards show in Paris after being caught, quite obviously, lip-syncing along to her single, "Roar." Just after starting the song, it became clear to the host of the show that Perry was not in time with the music -- so he tried to stop the show to allow her to restart.

The big problem came when, as he approached the star, she dropped her mic and the singing mysteriously continued...

Perry restarted the song, this time with no musical backing. We're going to assume she must not have been totally warmed up, because the ensuing live performance was... not her best. Take a look:

 

Was the host trying to lend the singer a hand, or was he trying to keep her from lip-syncing at his show? It's a little difficult to tell, but what isn't hard to see is the embarrassment on her face. 

It's okay, Katy -- life goes on. 

 

Drew DiSabatino is a viral writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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