Yesterday I showed you the video of Beyonce's National Anthem performance at the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Obama. Well now it's being reported that the reason it was such an amazing rendition, was because she lip synced! Let's re-watch the singing, does it look like she lip synced? And is it acceptable that she did that at such an important political event? Let me know your thoughts. -- Maynard
Via [PopCrush] :
"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.
The Washingtonian claimed that those in close proximity to Bey during the perf said she was not singing live. The assemblage of press seated in front of the band could tell that the Marine Corps Band wasn’t performing live, either. However, band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn acted like he was, conducting animatedly as the band mimicked playing their instruments.
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.
The Times of London also confirmed that Bey did indeed lip sync.
And the Marine Corps band issued a statement via a rep saying Beyonce made the gametime decision and that the band did play live at other moments. “We don’t know why Beyonce decided to use prerecorded music,” the spokesperson said. “All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is pre-recorded as a matter of course, and that’s something we’ve done for years and years. The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyonce wanted to use the recording.....”"