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Michael Bublé hits out at mime claims

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Michael Buble outside ABC studios after appearing on 'Live with Regis and Kelly', New York City

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Michael Bublé has hit out at online critics who claimed that he mimed during his X Factor performance.

The singer, who performed his new single 'Hollywood' on Sunday night's results show, told Scott Mills on Radio 1 that he was "shocked" by the accusation.

"People, whoever you are, if you're writing on these blogs or whatever, if you think that I'm miming, you're an idiot," he said.

"You're so used to being fed crap and you're so used to seeing people jam microphones in their faces because they're lip synching, that when you see somebody using actual mic tehcnique and move a microphone away... it's crazy."

The singer continued: "I'm shocked. Did they not listen to me? I was flat! I sang flat! And I was out of breath. If I was going to lip synch, wouldn't I just do it to my recording?"

Bublé admitted that he been unwell and had to change the song's key because he "couldn't hit the notes".

He insisted that he had "absolutely" never mimed a live performance.

"I have mimed for videos but never have I mimed for a live TV show," he said. "I think if you're dancing it's acceptable, but I wasn't dancing, so it wouldn't have been acceptable."

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