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Beyonce is known for her incredible singing voice and live shows. However, yesterday on one of the world's biggest stages she lip-synched her way through "The Star-Bangled Banner." Beyonce was performing at President Obama's inauguration when she decided to use a pre-recorded studio version of the National Anthem according to the New York Post.
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, a rep for the U.S. Marine Corp Band told the Post. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the (sic) reason why.”
Kelly Clarkson also performed at the inauguration. She sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" without the help of a backing track, a spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corp Band told TMZ.
"We all know Beyonce can sing," the rep added. "We don't know why she chose to use the pre-recorded track."
What do you think of Beyonce's decision to lip-synch at the inauguration?
Beyonce lip-syching the National Anthem
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