Ousted American Idol 12 contestant, Matheus Fernandes, insists that he is NOT a liar! He explains via Facebook, that despite his experience as a finalist on the Glee Project, he really has never performed with a live band:
Alright, enough. For everyone who mentioned I lied about singing with a live band, because I apparently “have done it in the past with the Glee Project” hear this: REALITY is very much what is perceived to be through your TV Screen, but make no mistake. Make no mistake… LOTS happens behind the scenes to an extent where the audience is NOT very aware of all circumstances. That’s all I’ll say. I am an HONEST person. I do NOT lie. Lies for me are for life or death situations and any bit of dishonesty I see within a person completely turns me off from that character, because I have a moral code within myself. Thank you. Love you all. Hope this clears it up.
Matheus’ lack of specifics really explains nothing. But perhaps the “live” band we saw on The Glee Project really wasn’t live–but rather a band miming to a track? You never know.
Here’s Matheus performing on the Glee Project in 2011. His duet partner is Damian McGinty who went on to win the competition and subsequently star on Glee.
Here’s Matheus claiming After his Idol elimination that he’s never sung with a live band before
So, what do you think? Is Matheus being truthful?