Katy Perry Suffers Technical Difficulties Performing “Roar” At NRJ Awards: Watch

Sam Lansky | December 16, 2013 10:40 am

Katy Perry didn’t “Roar” quite right at France’s NRJ Awards over the weekend. When the Prism songstress hit the stage to perform her single, she was heavily out of sync with the audio and visuals — not, like, a few seconds off, but way off. After a few painful minutes, the host interrupted her performance on stage and asked her if she would be willing to start over — and Perry (to her credit, quite graciously) agreed.

In her second go-around, her vocals were clearly live — no backing track — and while she sounded pitched quite differently, she pulled it off ably and sounded pretty good. Solid redemption, Katy. 

Watch it up top.


NRJ has issues the following statement about Katy’s performance:

“Katy Perry was singing live at the NRJ Awards Saturday night in Cannes, but regrettably the wrong mix has been played accidentally which over-rode Katy’s live vocal feed on-air at the beginning of her performance of ‘Roar. TF1 & NRJ would like to apologize to NRJ double award winner Katy Perry for this technical problem beyond our control.”

[via Digital Spy]

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