'The X Factor': Was LeAnn Rimes Out Of It During Duet With Carly Rose Sonenclar? (VIDEO)

12/20/2012 06:24 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2012

LeAnn Rimes took to the stage for a duet with one of "The X Factor" front-runners during the performance finale of the singing competition. The pair belted Rimes' signature song, "How Do I Live?" and Rimes' part of the performance was uneven and uncomfortable.

At one point, Rimes even gripped onto Sonenclar during the performance. Her voice didn't seem to have its usual strength, leading some fans to speculate online that she might have been drinking. When it ended, she declared, "Oh my god, she's such an amazing talent I want to wrap her up and just hold her," Rimes said. "You're doin' it!" Mario Lopez replied.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Rimes wasn't feeling well during the performance, which could go a long way to describing her erratic behavior. The Daily Mail, though, felt as though she was actively trying to upstage Sonenclar, while Hollywood Life took it a step further and declared Rimes "one big, hot mess."

Will it impact Sonenclar's chances to win? Find out if Sonenclar, Tate Stevens or Fifth Harmony has "The X Factor" during the season finale, Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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