Skip to comments.Exclusive: Beyoncé lip-synched Star Spangled Banner at inauguration
Posted on 01/22/2013 10:10:56 AM PST by Red Badger
Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obamas inauguration.
Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singers spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track.
A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band Kristen DuBois said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather
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Of course she did, she has no real artistic talent. Though her, ummm, “talents” are pretty darn nice.
Faked singing for a fake president. It fits.
Not a surprise, since Obama has been lip-synching the Presidency for 4 years.
Call it “The Ascendancy of the Milli-Vanillis”.
I don’t care.
1. Not exactly exclusive, I’ve seen a lot of sources report on this today. (CNN, TMZ, Politico)
2. This isn’t unusual. Most event performances like this are studio recorded. I can’t remember a superbowl where it wasn’t obvious the half time recording wasn’t a recording. I’ve even been to concerts (U2 most recent) where it seemed to be lip synced. If it sounds too good, you are hearing a recording.
No surprise there as everything yesterday was fake and phony, it’s the calling card of the Marxist Left and the Obamas.
I’m a little surprised. There were a couple of mistakes in it.
A good-looking broad but no Kate Smith.
Fake ceremony, very fitting.
Obama purplelip-synced the Oath of Office... so what?
How apropos for the POTUS who can’t even provide a legitimate hardcopy of his original birth certificate.
I didn’t watch.
Nope, not a surprise at all. However, I think the most disgraceful performances were put up by the sychophantic media babes and guys who were at all the events (on the mall, etc.) waving and cheering when they saw [gasp] Michelle and her fricking bangs, her sweater or new circus tent....when they saw Obama it was even worse.
They might as well have been rock concert groupies throwing their panties up on the stage.
I wouldn’t mind lip-syncing with Beyonce....................
Of course she did.
She has not a drop of musical talent.
Everything fake, even her white girl hair.
But she’s perfect for America.
In lies we trust.
It gives it realism
If you can’t even sing the Star Spangled Banner live you just might be a Fake Phoney Fraud. Kind of appropriate though given the current circumstances.
Everything about Obama is phony.
The surviving guy from Milli Vanilli is really wishing he had been born 20 years later.
“I wouldnt mind lip-syncing with Beyonce....................”
Are you sure? Just picture those lips touching J-Zee’s chops (and mo’). Not so brave now, ha?
Not surprised. There was nothing truthful about that spectacle yesterday. I figure she doesn’t know the words and didn’t want to be embarrassed.
She probably couldn’t remember the words and they couldn’t set up a teleprompter in time for her to read from.
“There were a couple of mistakes in it.”
LOL—Did she also use a teleprompter so she would know the words?
She will get a pass.....she is black and has a name that screams “I get govt assistance”. They would not leave her alone if she was a white girl I
Wait. There was an inauguration yesterday?? Dang, I missed the greatest event of 2013. < /sarc>
There were a couple of bad notes. They were pretty far off too, not just the usual vocal gymnastics today’s singers wrongly consider music.
Who is Beyonce? Should I know? Is she important?
That’s pretty much what I thought too. I’ve never seen or he ard her and I wouldn’t know her if she came to the door to borrow a cup of sugar.
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If it’s standard procedure for “live” musical performances to be recorded, why have the “live” performance at all? Wouldn’t it be a lot cheaper to just play the recording?
This is a little like the bicyclists’ drug-use issue: if they’re all doing it, everyone knows, and the audience doesn’t give a hoot, did it really happen?
It occurs to me this all trash talk from a bunch of racists, like those TEA Party people
A lot of people paid big bucks for tickets to be close........to hear a recording........
“...not a drop of musical talent...”
Most likely she had to do this because she relies on the auto pitch button in the recording studio to not go flat or sharp. It takes true talent to stay on pitch and most of the manufactured “talent” in this country rely on auto pitch that is impossible in a live performance.
Then we can't possibly have any "poverty" issues in our country.
Here’s what I’’m piecing together from various reports. Correct this record if you know it’s not accurate.
1. The band recorded a sound track ahead of time which is standard procedure. If the weather had been horribly bad (really cold, rainy, snowy, etc.). Woodwind instruments could get ruined and brass and woodwind instruments would be impossible to play in tune. This is a fall back plan in that case.
2. The performance was supposed to be live - both bands and Beyonce. The weather cooperated and the band DID play live.
3. Beyonce did not show up for the dress rehearsal on the Capitol steps a couple of days ago.
4. At the last minute, Beyonce decided to record her singing and lip synch instead of singing live.
5. On Sunday night, Beyonce recorded her singing to the previously recorded soundtrack of the piece made by the band.
6. On Monday, the band played live, but Beyonce lip synched.
No big deal, IMO, but aspersions are being placed on the band and they did everything according to procedure and accommodated Beyonce’s wishes.
Oh no doubt.
Whnever I hear any sort of heavily synthesized voice, it’s an automatic no listen for me.
This pretty much rules out any form of hip hop or popular lusic these days, which I must say is no loss at all for me.
I remember the first person I recall hearing whose voice was so heavily altered by electronics was Janet Jackson, and it’s gotten much worse since then.
Correction to Post 40 above.
I have it on what I believe is good authority that Beyonce insisted on using the pre-recorded band track with her voice laid over it rather than having the band play live.
We’ll see if that is the case.
If I were working with the Marine Band, I would follow their lead and work with them -— not call the shots. “We” have placed these “stars” on such a level that they are above us all. Consider what happened when she had her baby, and to protect her from the riffraff, many Fathers were not allowed on that maternity floor to visit their new-borns. Sigh.
Scuttlebutt is that Kelly Clarkson was a gem to work with - very cooperative and appreciative.
The arrangement of each piece was composed by the band arrangers (they have a couple on staff) to fit the style requests of the singers. These arrangements might require several versions to get one that suits the singer. It’s a long back and forth process.
I believe the Kelly Clarkson model is the norm in these situations.
But in the end, the band serves at the behest of the President and if the President requests a specific performer for an event, the band is the accompaniment and takes a back seat.
They are loyal Marines and consummate professionals. They realize and recognize the higher honor and duty to which they are called. If a member doesn’t consistently meet those standards, his/her days are numbered.
If you’re interested, read about the band here:
Thanks for that link. I have such respect for the Marine Corps Band. I place them above Sousa when I think of bands.
I see that Kelly Clarkson didn’t resort to lip-syncing. A couple of talk radio shows are falling over themselves defending Beyonce, but never mention Clarkson.
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