Did Beyonce Lip-Sync at Obama’s Inauguration?

23 Jan
Picture Courtesy of Freddy O

Picture Courtesy of Freddy O

I think it’s funny as hell that a lot of bloggers are making a big deal about Beyonce lip-syncing at President Obama’s Inauguration, let’s be real, most performer’s lip sync during very SPECIAL performances, Whitney lip synced the Star Spangled Banner (and this was before the crack use was widely known) and I didn’t see anyone going all crazy then. SMDH.

Via TMZ:

A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corp Band — which provides the music for the Inauguration — tells TMZ, Beyonce mouthed the words to a pre-recorded studio version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

But the rep added, Kelly sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” WITHOUT the help of a backing track.

The rep said it’s standard procedure to record a backing track before a live performance such as this — you know, just in case — and Bey decided at the last minute to rely on the studio version instead of winging it in person.

           The rep added, “We all know Beyonce can sing … We don’t know why she chose to use the pre-recorded track.”

Kelly Clarkson needs to go sit down.  First of all I have NEVER heard ANYONE compare her to Beyonce, Beyonce is WAAAAYYYYY out of her league.  Second of all, Beyonce can sing so people need to cut it out, remember even if she did lip sync it was a pre-recorded track which means she SANG at one point or another.

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2 Responses to “Did Beyonce Lip-Sync at Obama’s Inauguration?”

  1. missvplace January 24, 2013 at 8:20 AM #

    I do completely agree with you, however, a lot of the artists that people seem to give a “pass” on when caught lip syncing are given a pass, because it’s been proven at one time or another they can sing, for example, since this post is about Beyonce I will use her for an example, if you just YouTube her live performances, it is quite obvious she can sing, so the point of my post is why make a big deal about something, when it’s obvious the person can sing, and as it has been pointed out, when it comes to singing, there are a lot of factors that are important, and if one of those factors messes up then the whole performance can be ruined, and why ruin the whole performance for everyone.

  2. Bram January 23, 2013 at 3:16 PM #

    A big part of singing is being able to do a good job when the pressure is on. Lip synching is a cop out. Outside of pop music (rock, R&B,and to a growing extent, country) pretend singing is not accepted, and for a good reason. The fact is, most mistakes can be “fixed in the mix” in the studio. There is no telling how well an artist can actually sing when only listening to highly produced recordings. I can’t believe more and more people are lowering their standards and accepting lip synching as standard practice in so called live settings.

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