LeAnn Rimes: Drunk on The X Factor?!

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LeAnn Rimes' duet with 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar on The X Factor finals last night raised eyebrows - and questions about her sobriety.

The two sang LeAnn's hit "How Do I Live" and many viewers felt Rimes' performance was a little over the top ... to put it mildly. Take a look below:

The Huffington Post labeled her effort “uneven and uncomfortable” and pointed out that “Rimes even gripped onto Sonenclar during the performance."

Her voice didn't seem to have its usual strength, leading some fans to speculate online that she might have been drinking prior to taking the stage.

The UK’s Daily Mail also remarked that Rimes' "bizarre" performance may have been an attempt to out-sing or upstage the young X Factor competitor.

The Hollywood Reporter said Rimes wasn't feeling well yesterday, which may explain her odd behavior ... which was either ignored or missed by the judges.

“They were shockingly amazing, so great,” said Britney Spears, who appeared to be on the verge of tears during the performance (for whatever reason).

LeAnn Rimes’ strange performance comes on the heels of her trip to rehab and her ongoing feud with Brandi Glanville escalating in recent weeks.

“It’s out of control, the way LeAnn stalks Brandi,” an insider told celeb gossip magazine Star. “Even LeAnn’s friends think it’s weird, but she can’t help herself."

"If Brandi tweets a picture of herself in a bikini, LeAnn does the same. If Brandi talks about becoming a dermatologist, LeAnn starts talking about it ... it’s really strange!”

According to Rimes, the obsession is one-sided - from the other side.

Asked about Brandi on the Tonight Show, LeAnn slammed her and her show, saying she should be "flattered that she thinks I'm so interesting that I can be a storyline."

What do you think of the duet with Carly? Just an off-night for LeAnn, or are there bigger issues at work? Or did you love her performance? Comment below!

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Simply put, netsurfer, Karma !!!

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some people say Leann has "paid the price" for destroying the family life of Eddie's wife and children - I wonder what price a person can ever pay for instigating the break up of the family of another. She might think she's already paid some kind of price because of all the criticism she has endured, but if she thinks her treachery will ever be completely forgotten, she is fooling herself.

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I teach privately and have an advanced degree and it wasn't her best. She is extremely strong vocally but wasn't that night.

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Jody's on crack. She thinks Leann's performance was fantastic. Ever heard of you reap what you sow Jody? That's exactly what she's experiencing now. Simple as that.

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@ Nadine C.

@Nadine C. You r nothing but crap on the bottom of my shoe,That's the only crack I am on.How dare you,you trash!!!

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LeeAnn's performance on X Factor was AWFUL!!! She slaughtered that song and ruined it for Carly.

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When LeAnn walked out on stage I instantly thought she was drunk or something, she looked unstable on stage and it did appear she was trying to over sing Caryle, I had to stop and think "didn't they rehearse prior to performing that nght"? I agree with others, Tate deserved to win. Carly seemed sulky, she needs to mature,she has a great future ahead of her if she keeps her senses.

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Blaming the kid is as tacky as she is!

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My how interesting it is to see how this topic has effected people, particularly Jody. It almost appears that Jody has a vested interest in LeeAnn, perhaps a family member or friend...wouldn't that be a hoot if it was actually LeeAnn! Anyway, I have nothing against either participants so my comments are only what I have observed as I watched the show. I thought to myself...hmmm LeeAnn seems to be trying to out sing the contestant and it felt awkward. I don't care why, but it was fairly obvious to a casual observer that something was off with the dynamics between the two which created a strained performance. As mentioned, I don't care about LeeAnn one way or another and have no axe to grind, so stand down Jody, I am just commenting on what I observed.

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@ Janis

I agree with you Janis. She does seem to have her underwear in a wad about those who are calling it like they see it regarding Leeann.

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Oh now she is a drunken ho-bag?

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@ critic

I am pretty sure it isn't just NOW. She was always a freakin ho bag drunk.

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I'm British and saw this performance on TV here in England last week. I don't know what all the fuss is about. Yes, Leanne Rimes's performance wasn't great but it wasn't appalling and even though she wasn't great vocally, and was a bit OTT, I don't think she was on drugs or drunk at all. As for Carly losing, she's a very good singer but her performances started to get really grating, the way she over-emoted, etc, and she got boring very fast. Also, she's only 13 years old and there were more mature singers more deserving to win than she was and Tate was the right winner. His voice could easily match any other male country star and I'm sure he'll have a very successful career - and he deserves it. Carly came across to me as a spoiled, precocious, annoying person who has, it seems, very pushy parents. As for Jody's endless comments on here - Jody, GET A LIFE AND LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND SPELL PROPERLY ! !

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@ Cat

You know,as I was reading your post,I said Ahhhh some one was mature enough to see what i was trying to say,but as i kept reading,all i saw was what was wrong with the world.I have a life and just like you i was trying to make a point,!! You know what your not even worth getting upset over. F.U.S.D.P.

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