(was this posted?)
Well, now the band is back-tracking somewhat. Basically they’re
saying THEY didn’t play live, but they just don’t know about Bey.
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told
news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s
Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.
But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was
no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was
determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead
they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.
“Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement
continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether
it was live or pre-recorded.”