Ashlee Simpson SNL Mess Up: Will Her Lip Sync Fail End Her Career?

Following in the tradition of her older sister, Jessica Simpson, the younger Ashlee Simpson showed the world that it only takes a few lessons of lip-syncing to be a successful pop star like Britney Spears. Or maybe not. After this epic Ashlee Simpson SNL mess up, perhaps a few more rehearsals are required for this teen crooner.

Embarrassing Ashlee Simpson SNL Mess Up On Live TV

You’re not normally supposed to laugh during the music acts on SNL. But I guess there’s always an exception to the rule. During a live October 23, 2004 broadcast of the American late-night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live, the wrong lip-sync track was played and an embarrassed Ashlee Simpson did a hoedown dance off the stage before the TV network, NBC, cut to a commercial break.

Blame It On The Band

Ashlee Simpson SNL Mess Up
“I feel so bad! My band started playing the wrong song, and I didn’t know what to do. So I thought I’d do a hoedown.”

Ashlee later explained the situation at the end of the show with guest host, actor Jude Law. Instead of taking responsibility or admitting that she uses a pre-recorded track, she just blamed the band.

“I feel so bad. My band started playing the wrong song and I didn’t know what to do,” Ashlee told the audience at the end of the show. “So I thought I’d do a hoedown.”


We doubt Ashlee has much of a future in the music business. What about you? Tell us in the comments below.