Worst Live Singers/Performers

phensh23
If they lip sync, it counts. This list is for artists who just cannot sing live, but fair play to some of them for actually trying.

It sounds silly but please try and keep this list as factual as possible.. I don't care if you don't like Gaga and think she's pants, it's quite factual that she can sing live and hold the tune, whether you like her music and voice or not is irrelevant. I don't like Ariana Grande, but she can sing live so therefore haven't added her to this list.

The Top Ten

1 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Singing was good but his stage performance was not.
He looked like he was made of wood that's why he introduced all those ballet dancers to bring some movement on stage.

2 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

She should be number one - DaisyandRosalina

Lip sync. And very often she doesn't even 'synchronize' it very good. - Metal_Treasure

3 Yoko Ono Yoko Ono Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music, and filmmaking.
4 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

It sounds silly but please try and keep this list as factual as possible.. I don't care if you don't like Gaga and think she's pants, it's quite factual that she can sing live and hold the tune, whether you like her music and voice or not is irrelevant. I don't like Ariana Grande, but she can sing live so therefore haven't added her to this list. - phensh23

5 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .
6 Kesha Kesha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

OKAY WHY IS KESHA ON THIS LIST! HAVE YOU SEEN HER BBMA PERFORMANCE FROM 2016, THAT IS NO TRASH! IT WAS AMAZING, SHE SINGS BETTER LIVE THEN MOST AND ACTUALLY DESIGNS ALL OF HER STAGE OUTFITS AND PUTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER!

7 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius was born in Oklahoma . Jacob is a singer known for his top 90 hit Sweatshirt, which amassed over a million YouTube dislikes in less than a year, and other singles ABC remix and musical .ly clips. Jacob Sarorius has a YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other Social Media.
8 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have ...read more.
9 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
10 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

Her recent performance was garbage. - DCfnaf

The Contenders

11 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

She's often off key (a little bit) even on her studio recordings so I guess it gets worse live. - Metal_Treasure

She's terrible when it comes to live. - DaisyandRosalina

12 Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.
13 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Watch his atrocious live version of Bohemian Rhapsody to understand what I mean. Autotune can't help you outside the recording studio, ya pansy! - Mrveteran

14 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.
15 Rachel Platten Rachel Platten Rachel Ashley Platten is an American singer and songwriter. Her third studio album and major-label debut, Wildfire, reached number five in the U.S.
16 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
17 Corey Feldman Corey Feldman Corey Scott Feldman is an American actor and singer. He became well known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as The Fox and the Hound, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Gremlins and The 'Burbs.
18 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

This one is not precisely accurate. Morrison was quite often drunk, which made him pretty bad, and sometimes he was really drunk, at which point he literally passed out mid-performance. But every once in awhile the stars aligned properly, and he was better than ANYONE- yes that even includes Freddie Mercury.

LOL, he was never better than Freddie - neither live nor in the studio. - Metal_Treasure

LOL, so true! The Freddie worshipers could only wish that their overrated hero was on the same level as a transcendent Lizard King.

Not only was Jim a better singer than Freddie [on days when he was sober], but he would also have punched Freddie out.

19 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.
20 Wes Scantlin Wes Scantlin Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.

Seriously, just search some of Puddle of Mudd's live performances on YouTube. Wes cannot sing. He always sounds drunk and/or stoned (which he probably is). - SuperSonic17

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1. Yoko Ono
2. Britney Spears
3. Selena Gomez
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1. Yoko Ono
2. Jacob Sartorius
3. Britney Spears
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1. Katy Perry
2. Kesha
3. Mariah Carey
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