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LeAnn Rimes denies being drunk on ‘X Factor’

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

On part one of last night’s finale of The X Factor, LeAnn Rimes shared the stage with Carly Rose Sonenclar for a performance of “How Do I Live?” – a performance that raised more than a few eyebrows, Dwayne Johnson style.

Refuting claims that she was drunk, Rimes looks to rehabilitate her image, which has suffered considerable damage between her very public affair with actor Eddie Cibrian in 2009, and her recent 30-day stint in rehab in August of this year, for anxiety and stress. Unfortunately (well, depending on what you think of her), she does this by essentially putting it all on her duet partner. As Rimes explained to TMZ, “I was trying to help this 13-year-old girl who was having some trouble with the song.”

LeAnn believes Carly Rose Sonenclar was nervous and had difficulty hitting some of the notes, and Rimes claims she was simply doing her best to help the young singer through a rough patch.

LeAnn’s lawyer, Larry Stein, who spoke with Rimes about the fiasco, told TMZ that “LeAnn was not performing the way she would normally perform, because she was on stage with a young girl.” He adds that LeAnn doesn’t understand why people seem to think she was drunk, but Stein has a theory of his own: “There have been a lot of untrue things said by others and it feeds into this sort of thing.”

Earth-shattering theory, that.

Yet the plot thickens, as TMZ learned that Ms. Rimes served herself a plate of food backstage and promptly spilled it everywhere. Stein told TMZ he didn’t know anything about that, while LeAnn remains vehement that she was the very picture of sobriety.

Full story: TMZ

Hot Mess Express? Or misunderstood? You be the judge!

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Diane Zeines
Diane Zeines

I just thought she seemed to be trying so hard to be cool and current.

MyTryst
MyTryst

She was ripped...loser.

Craig Webb
Craig Webb

We really don't know what's going on with her. We know that she's had problems and trying to get past them, but making such a big deal out of this will not help her mental state. I can't wait til she makes a comeback and gains some of her fans back.

Vicki Franco Bettencourt
Vicki Franco Bettencourt

WHAAAT? She doesn't look or sound drunk to me. People need to stop dising her and leave her alone!!

tonyt_78
tonyt_78

I thought Tate looked hammered with Little Big Town....

lukebandit
lukebandit

leeanne was drunk and messing up and it was throwing carly off. Shame on that hussy homewrecking backsliding slush!

SayLiLiG
SayLiLiG

Honestly, she looked a hot mess, BUT if you pay attention to Carly...she was having a problem remembering the order of the lyrics. Watch her closely, and youll agree with me.

Kathie Hein
Kathie Hein

Her hair was messed up, but she didn't sound horrible- no more than the schmaltzy song normally sounds. And although thin, she's heavier than I've seen her in years, and it's a big improvement.

Debbie Indiero
Debbie Indiero

She was def on something. Her hair was dirty too.

LeeAnn Poth
LeeAnn Poth

something was wrong with her - she (Leann) sounded horrible!!

MyTryst
MyTryst

@SayLiLiG Probably because Carly had never performed with a drunken miscreant before and being hung on, not to mention her breath probably reeked of alcohol, most likely was the cause of Carly having trouble remembering the order of the lyrics. It certainly would have thrown anyone off their game.

SayLiLiG
SayLiLiG

@NickRoman1 @SayLiLiG Thanks. :D At 2:40 is when it was pretty obvious she kept getting a little lost. She did good, but if you had to name Carly's worst performance, it would be this one.