Monday's broadcast of the BET Honors awards includes Mariah Carey's highly anticipated first televised performance of her new song, "You're Mine (Eternal)," but the event doesn't appear to be the only thing pre-taped.
The former American Idol judge sounded as if she was singing to a pre-recorded vocal track.
[WATCH Mariah Carey Perform "You're Mine (Eternal)" on BET Honors]
Save for her form-fitting and cleavage-baring black gown, the pop star kept her performance simple. She laid and kneeled atop of a baby grand piano as she offered her Valentine-themed song at the Time Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
Mariah's appearance sparked a debate on Twitter:
Let's be honest Mariah Carey was lip-synching at The Bet Honors Awards— Kelvin Smith-Meyers (@sassyboy211) February 25, 2014
Mariah carey has earned the right to lip sync! We KNOW she can sing. Check the amount of #1's and awards she has... #BETHONORS— P.Bostic (@MrBoomBostic14) February 25, 2014
Mariah Carey looked so beautiful. I just hope that wasn't a lip sync cuz she sound amazing #BETHONORS— B.Kane (@therealBKane) February 25, 2014