This ought to be good one this year.  There will be no backing vocal tracks at this years Soul Train Music Awards, lip syncing is officially banned from the urban music celebration.

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“100 percent live,” executive producer Bart Phillips said. “No tracks here.”

Phillips explained that the new rule was put into place to keep Soul Train’s legacy alive. “So many legends were made on the infamous Soul Train stage,” he said. “The music is the core and that is what keeps Soul Train relevant today, both with the people who grew up running to their TVs on Saturday morning and to today’s youth.”

Scheduled performers include Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight, Tamar Braxton, Ruben Studdard and K. Michelle.

The Soul Train Music Awards airs Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.

Gumbumper what do you think about this idea?