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Melissa Gorga Sings Her New Single “Never Let Me Go” Live Without Autotune and Attends VMAs; Giudice’s Friends and Relatives “Cause Ruckus” on Ship Bottom Beach Over $5 Per Person Beach Fee

August 27, 2013 466 comments

Melissa Gorga’s Live Performance Without Autotune of “Never Let Me Go” on XL106.7

During her appearance on XL106.7′s morning radio show with Johnny House in Orlando, Florida on June 28, 2013, Melissa Gorga sang her new single “Never Let Me Go,” which was released on August 25, 2013.

Play the video above to watch her dance and listen to her sing without autotune, or click on the link below for the actual interview as well as her live performance (8:50 mark): (like all the other copies, this one has also been taken down by demand)

For some reason the radio station waited until two weeks ago to upload the video – perhaps they were trying to spare her the embarrassment. However, it is more likely that someone at the radio station wanted us to hear her real voice instead of her singing along to a backing track, where her vocals are barely heard over the autotuned recording. Before the video was uploaded, the track with her vocals must have been isolated so it could be heard over the backing track she was singing along to – thank you XL106.7 for allowing us to hear the real Melissa Gorga, without autotune!

UPDATE 1: The video uploaded to by the radio station XL106.7 was taken down on August 28, 2013 shortly after this story was published at FW.

UPDATE 2: The copy of the video at also has been removed as of 1:45 AM on August 29, 2013.

UPDATE 3: Another copy of the video at youtube was taken down around 3 PM on August 29, 2013. Melissa doesn’t want people to know how bad she sings without autotune – she even demanded it be removed from youtube by the radio station that recorded the live performance (however, she has no problem with the dubbed over version of the performance in the video below).

Another version of the video was uploaded two months ago by one of the backup dancers – the auto-tuned recording of the song is dubbed over Melissa singing live (see video below).

Melissa Gorga’s Live Performance Dubbed Over With Auto-tuned Recording

FW published a story on July 13, 2013 (link below) about Melissa’s trip to Orlando, where she also sang off key with a backing track at Red, Hot and Boom:

Melissa Sings Off Key with a Backing Track at Red, Hot and Boom in Orlando

Joe and Melissa Gorga attended MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) on August 25, 2013 – Melissa boasted that Justin Timberlake’s manager, Johnny Wright, who has been managing Melissa’s music career since October 2012, gave her tickets (seat fillers), which she shared with her two sisters (what kind of parking lot favors have Melissa and her sisters promised Johnny?!).

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“Joe and I got to go to MTV’s Video Music Awards last night in Brooklyn. It was my very first time at the VMAs. The energy there is amazing and vibe is so relaxed. Fans were screaming at their favorite celebs going down the red carpet and everyone had a smile on their face! All of the performances were great, but there is no denying that Justin Timberlake blew the roof off. His performance gave me chills. He is one of the most humble and sweetest guys out there. He deserved his special award on so many levels. He was beyond amazing. God Bless him. I’ve been watching the VMAs for as long as I can remember, and to be there was more than I could have ever asked for. Thank you Johnny Wright for making it happen.” – Melissa Gorga’s Bravo blog, Melissa’s Trip to the Emergency Room, Season 5 Episode 13, August 26, 2013

Click the link below for a compilation of the ‘Real Housewives’ singing without autotune:

Us Weekly, the magazine Bravo is using to push Melissa to the forefront, included a photo of Melissa in their coverage of the VMAs. RadarOnline (shocker!) and OK! magazine put her on their “best dressed” lists for the event.

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