Whether its plagiarism or lip syncing, singers and other artists are accused being fakes or phonies quite often. Just ask Aida Nikolaychuk, a 29-year-old cashier auditioning for Ukraine’s X-Factor.
When Aida first appeared on stage, she is perfectly poised and looks like she’s been waiting for this moment for a lifetime. Aida tells the judges that she will be performing a song called ‘Lullaby’ by a popular Russian singer named Polina Gagarina.
Not moments after she had begun to sing, the judges, Ihor Kondratiuk and Sergey Vasilyevich Parkhomenko (a.k.a. Seryoga), began whispering. It doesn’t seem like Aida is noticing what they are saying so she continues to perform.
Seryoga: “Are you kidding me? Is this some joke?”
Ihor: “Is this a recording?”
Seryoga: “Yes, I think it’s a recording.”
Ihor: “Is this live? Is she lip syncing?”
This is the moment that the judges stopped the music; they couldn’t believe that she’d actually try and pull off a stunt like that on television. They asked her to sing a cappella and you’re going to want to see their faces — continue to the next page.