Pink wasn't lip-syncing during her Grammys performance
Listen up, you jaded, dismissive Twitter haters: Pink wasn't lip-syncing during last night's Grammy awards.
No, really, she wasn't.
She really was performing Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics, without a net, while singing "Try." So, "Try" to believe that. And then maybe you'll get why she's amazing.
It's no secret that Pink has been training for years with L.A. based aerial trainer Dreya Weber and has repeatedly stated in interviews (like this one from 2010 with Access Hollywood) that she has never lip-synced, and she never would.
Sure, it's easy to believe she caved in this situation, because we can't fathom even trained circus performers being able to sing like she does while manipulating her own body weight in a complex contraption while doing spins, twists and turns in mid-air. And it's easy to dismiss Pink's Grammys performance as lip-syncing when every other pop singer out there does it just for dance numbers (or at least that's how it seems).
But anyone who's seen Pink on tour can vouch for the fact that her Grammy Awards performance was the real deal. She did that same number, and other jaw-dropping stunts, over 140 times on her "The Truth About Love" tour.
Weber tells the New York Post that she's trained Pink specifically for this skill: "I had her do sit-ups where I stood on her stomach and, like, bounced up and down and had her sing. And then I had her hang from her knees from a trapeze bar and swing back and forth as I poked her stomach. Each time, I was, like, 'Okay, sing. Can you sing the high note? Can you hold the note?' It was really fun to discover that everything's possible."
And painful. Ow.
P!nk, we salute you. And your abs of freakin' steel. You should consider teaming up with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and just doing your "Love" show there nightly ... just an idea. And to the haters: Go do some sit-ups.
Want to watch some more? Watch this promo clip from her EPIX special "The Truth About Love" documenting Pink's tour:
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