Beyonce lip-synched ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at inauguration: report

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Beyonce Knowles’ flawless performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration was entirely lip-synched, Page Six has confirmed. A rep for the United States Marine Band said that she decided to perform to a pre-recorded track at the last minute.

“All music is prerecorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, a rep for the band tells Page Six. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the prerecorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.”

Beyonce’s version of the national anthem wound up being one of the most talked about, most watched and most shared topics and video on Monday.  But this news has people wondering if she’ll do the same at her next big performance: The Super Bowl half time show.

Watch Beyonce’s full performance here.

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  • Irene Leeg

    I am so sick of Beyonce I can hardly take it. Couldn't that honor have been given to an "unknown" singer, maybe someone from the Armed Forces, for instance? There are fabulous voices out there who would have been proud to sing the anthem LIVE. Don't even get me started on the inappropriate-ness of this diva with her obscenely lavish conspicuous consumption being the face of this Inauguration, especially in these difficult economic times. Why must celebrities co-opt everything? It's president has always been enamored of celebrities but couldn't they be limited to the nighttime inaugural festivities?

  • Major

    Of course the song was flawless… except now the performance is tainted. Its all a matter of perception. If the audience expects a live show then thats the expectation. Tell the audience that it was pre-recorded then no big deal. Why hold a microphone like its being used for anything. Its all too common place in the industry… funny how Justin vomits on stage and the singing keeps on track!