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    Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:51pm
 
 
Beyonce's Lip-Synced Inaugural Anthem: Is It Really a Big Deal?
 
 
	WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Beyoncé performs the national anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The jig is up. It took less than 24 hours for news to break that Beyoncé's striking live performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama on Monday might have merely a lip-synced run-through of a track she recorded earlier.

Did Beyonce Lip-Sync at Inauguration?

The news is a shocker, considering the R&B queen is no stranger to big stages and annihilating them in real time. It's important to note that she did sing the National Anthem at the 2004 Superbowl live (at least, we think she did).

Nevertheless, the response to today's news has been swift and harsh. Fans that lauded her performance, right down to when she yanked the earpiece out of her left lobe, feel like they've been lied to. Like yesterday, Beyonce is currently a trending Twitter topic, but this time for all the wrong reasons

 

"So, sincere question here, the pulling out of the earpiece was because the recorded version might throw off her lip-sync?" one Twitter user asked.

But the bigger idea and question to ask here is if whether Beyoncé lip-syncing is really such a big deal.

On one hand, no, it's not. This isn't a Milli Vanilli situation here and should not be treated as such. If Beyoncé did lip-sync, she was not mouthing over another woman's voice. It was her... just maybe not her at that moment. She recorded herself singing the best version of what, presumably, she didn't think she could do come show time. Was it the cold weather? Was it nerves? Only Queen B knows for sure.

Should she have wrecked an amazing ceremony because of an off key showing, for the selfish fact that singing live would earn her more respect than the possibility of people finding out that it was pre-recorded? Years from now, when critics and pundits look back at the best National Anthem efforts at inaugurations, Beyoncé will be likely be mentioned. She won't be banned from The Hall of Awesome Inaugural Performances. Either way, it was her voice. She sold the hell out of it. And that's alright.

But on the other hand...

It's a big deal. In a musical feats of strength contest, the National Anthem is arguably one of the heaviest weights to lift. Artists ranging from the likes of Christina Aguilera to Steven Tylerto Roseanne Barr can vouch for that. It's understandable that any artist who doesn't think they could do it justice pre-record their performance

 


Edited by miana79 - Jan 22 2013 at 8:52pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:52pm
I don't believe it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:55pm
Yeah I know it's done but she wasn't dancing or anything.
Sing it live.

I guess they don't want the moment tarnished by a tech mishap or a crack of the voice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:56pm
I believe it

And beyonce won't say a peep about it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:58pm
Whitney's version was lip-synched and I luh me some Whitney! So I don't curr.

I didn't really care for Bey's version, lip synced or not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:58pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 8:59pm
She sang with a track and it was messing her up

That's why she took out her earpiece

You could hear both at certain times

She didn't lip sync
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 9:08pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Lmao! Chuck is funny.LOLLOLLOL


eta: Boehner looks so orange in the background...I can't stand him Sleepy





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 9:11pm
Dang, I would've gone way more dramatic for a lip-sync. That mess was boring.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 22 2013 at 9:16pm
i really don't understand why its a big deal....shes more than proven that she can sang so what's the problem? this is a normal procedure
she sang the anthem live with destiny's child at the all stars game, she's sung live and acapella a bunch of times...let the damn girl live

and from a singer's perspective it's hard to sing in deep cold like that...she had on a dress, not a jacket...the cold is not good for the lungs/vocal chords but that's another thing...

anyway it really isn't that serious
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