Ellie Goulding has hit back after being accused of lip-synching during her recent pre-show performance at an Australian football game.
The singer, 28, was booked to sing at the AFL Grand Final, where the Hawthorn Hawks defeated the West Coast Eagles in Melbourne.
But video footage later emerged of Ellie standing with her microphone by her side as a backing track played over the speakers. EEK.
However, after catching wind of some rather unpleasant Tweets being fired her way, Ellie took it upon herself to explain to her followers.
She Tweeted: ‘Love it when people think I lip sync, what a rad compliment 🙂 Now where does one find a good veggie restaurant in Melbs?’
We LOVE the sass, Ellie.
She then continued: ‘Considering I had no voice yesterday and a sleepless night because of the meds I would say it’s been a good day 🙂 thanks for the love x.
‘I give 100% in my performances even when people don’t give much back. My fans know that. That’s because I love what I do so much. :).
‘Truth be told I’ve been unwell the past week and I could do with a long spell chill but I was determined to give everything for Oz today.’
A statement from the promoters also revealed that the incident was all down to technical problems.
They said: ‘Ellie performed live vocals to a backing track. This is a very common practice for performances in situations such as the Grand Final.
‘Unfortunately a technical issue at the start of Ellie’s performance caused a brief hiccup but Ellie went on to prove just how much of a superstar she is, belting out two of her massive hits.
‘Claims that Ellie lip synced her performance are absolutely untrue.’
You tell ’em, Ellie.