Hilary Says its ok for Britney to Lip-Synch

August 15, 2005 By Jordan Miller

Singer says she doesn’t lip-synch, but doesn’t mind if Britney does.

Britney’s done it. Lindsay’s done it. Heck, even Ashlee’s done it — and on late-night television, to boot. But that doesn’t mean Hilary Duff is going to … lip-synch, that is. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, she said.

“I don’t think that I 100 percent disagree with lip-synching,” Duff said. “When you’re Britney Spears and you’re dancing a perfect choreographed show and you’re changing outfits nine times, then it becomes not so much about the music. Her music is so fun, you know what I mean? You dance and it’s club music and it’s high energy, and she’s out of breath and dancing and running around. But it’s about a performance, and that’s fine. That’s a choice you make.”

Duff’s current Still Most Wanted Tour isn’t as highly choreographed, though she does run around a bit and get out of breath. “I try as best I can to sing,” she said. “It’s about the music.”

Plus, she loves the risk factor — the possibility that she might flub a line or two. That’s what makes a live show special, that it’s not going to be just like it was in the studio, that there aren’t producers on standby to correct your pitch or feed you the lyrics.

“If you miss a couple of notes, who cares?” Duff said. “A normal person, if you write a paper, you’re not going to spell all the words right. You’re not going to hit all the notes. I think it’s cool to mess up or be out of breath or not finish your whole verse. It’s real.”

Duff’s Still Most Wanted Tour continues Friday (August 12) in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and runs until September 25 in Puyallup, Washington. Her Most Wanted album hits stores Tuesday.