Yesterday fans around the world were more concerned about Beyonce singing ‘The National Anthem’ at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, than the Inauguration itself. After her performance, fans marveled at how great she sounded.
Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but Beyonce’ singing wasn’t live. *drops Jaw*
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We don’t know why Beyoncé decided to use prerecorded music,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told us this morning. “All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is prerecorded 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 Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” The spokesperson also added that everyone knows Beyoncé is a gifted singer, and her decision has no bearing on her musical ability.
Colonel Colburn, speaking this afternoon to The Washingtonian, says that he can’t confirm whether Beyoncé actually was singing. However, the band and the singer had decided Sunday night to use a precorded music track, since they were unable to coordinate a time for a full rehearsal. “She wasn’t comfortable performing without a rehearsal, and I wasn’t comfortable that either,” he said. “We always knew that was a possibility.” Every singer in yesterday’s inauguration had a “safety” track at the ready in case weather, temperatures, or instrument problems arose at the last minute; Kelly Clarkson’s was recorded on Saturday in Washington, although she did sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” live at the ceremony. The so-called “safety recording” for the Star Spangled Banner, done Sunday night with the Marine Band present by the singer when she arrived in Washington, was based on a practice national anthem the band had sent her earlier in the month.
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So you mean all of that pulling her inner ear out was for nothing??? How do you feel now know that Beyonce lip-synched ‘The Star Spangled Banner’? Me, personally I really don’t care. She is still King Bey! She could have pulled out a tape player and played a casette of her singing the National anthem, she still is that chick!
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