Hey, no big deal - it wasn't an important performance or anything. Glad to hear you thought lip-syncing was appropriate at a time like this. Were you afraid you'd forget the words like some other terrible National Anthem performances of the past? (I'm talking to you, X-Tina)
No wonder Beyonce‘s performance of the National Anthem at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama (Jan. 21) was so perfect. Turns out the singer was lip-syncing the entire time, so there was no room for error since it was pre-recorded.
Bey tore out her earpiece during her rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ which made us think that she was having some equipment issues. Now, we’re curious as to why she did that if she was merely lip-syncing.
While pre-recording music is customary for “just in case” reasons, it was not the original plan to lip sync at the ceremony. But Bey changed her mind.
Why Beyonce opted to forego a live rendition in favor of a pre-recorded one is beyond me. Was she terrified of messing up, was her voice cracking before she went up to the stage? Was it too cold?
Still, she deserved an Oscar, since she faked it so well.