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Exclusive: Beyoncé lip-synched Star Spangled Banner at inauguration
Tje Times UK ^ | 1-22-13 | Staff

Posted on 01/22/2013 10:10:56 AM PST by Red Badger

Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration.

Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s 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

(Excerpt) Read more at thetimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: anthem; beyonce; fake; knockedoffpedestal; phoney; witch

1 posted on 01/22/2013 10:11:13 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

so what?


2 posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:06 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Red Badger

Of course she did, she has no real artistic talent. Though her, ummm, “talents” are pretty darn nice.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:22 AM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Red Badger

Faked singing for a fake president. It fits.


4 posted on 01/22/2013 10:15:39 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Red Badger

Not a surprise, since Obama has been lip-synching the Presidency for 4 years.
Call it “The Ascendancy of the Milli-Vanillis”.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:15 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Red Badger

I don’t care.


6 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:54 AM PST by dforest
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To: Red Badger

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.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Red Badger

No surprise there as everything yesterday was fake and phony, it’s the calling card of the Marxist Left and the Obamas.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 10:16:57 AM PST by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Red Badger

I’m a little surprised. There were a couple of mistakes in it.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 10:17:37 AM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: jpl

A good-looking broad but no Kate Smith.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 10:17:50 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Red Badger

Fake ceremony, very fitting.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 10:17:54 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Badger
Did Obama lip-sync the oath of office from Sunday?

-PJ

12 posted on 01/22/2013 10:18:07 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Red Badger

Obama purplelip-synced the Oath of Office... so what?


13 posted on 01/22/2013 10:18:51 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Red Badger

How apropos for the POTUS who can’t even provide a legitimate hardcopy of his original birth certificate.


14 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Trueblackman

LOL. Right.
I didn’t watch.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:00 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: supremedoctrine

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.


16 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jpl

I wouldn’t mind lip-syncing with Beyonce....................


17 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:20 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

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.


18 posted on 01/22/2013 10:19:53 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: wolfpat

It gives it realism


19 posted on 01/22/2013 10:24:15 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: camle

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.


20 posted on 01/22/2013 10:25:20 AM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: knittnmom

Everything about Obama is phony.


21 posted on 01/22/2013 10:28:31 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Red Badger

The surviving guy from Milli Vanilli is really wishing he had been born 20 years later.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 10:30:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Red Badger

“I wouldn’t mind lip-syncing with Beyonce....................”

Are you sure? Just picture those lips touching J-Zee’s chops (and mo’). Not so brave now, ha?


23 posted on 01/22/2013 10:43:52 AM PST by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Red Badger

24 posted on 01/22/2013 10:44:04 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Red Badger

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.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 10:52:12 AM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Red Badger

She probably couldn’t remember the words and they couldn’t set up a teleprompter in time for her to read from.

bobo


26 posted on 01/22/2013 10:52:21 AM PST by bobo1 (the KDE plasma desktop is awesome!)
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To: wolfpat

“There were a couple of mistakes in it.”

LOL—Did she also use a teleprompter so she would know the words?


27 posted on 01/22/2013 10:54:06 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Red Badger

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


28 posted on 01/22/2013 11:01:11 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Red Badger

Wait. There was an inauguration yesterday?? Dang, I missed the greatest event of 2013. < /sarc>


29 posted on 01/22/2013 11:05:51 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: freeangel

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.


30 posted on 01/22/2013 11:12:45 AM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Red Badger

Who is Beyonce? Should I know? Is she important?


31 posted on 01/22/2013 11:22:24 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148

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.


32 posted on 01/22/2013 11:26:37 AM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Red Badger; Exit148; IM2MAD
Who is Beyonce?

Foxxy Cleopatra

AKA Beyonce

33 posted on 01/22/2013 11:37:26 AM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Red Badger

A link you don’t have to sign up for:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/22/beyonce-lip-synched-star-spangled-banner-reports-say/


34 posted on 01/22/2013 12:09:21 PM PST by WCH
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To: Red Badger

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?


35 posted on 01/22/2013 12:10:14 PM PST by Tax-chick (Viva Cristo Rey! Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!)
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To: Red Badger

It occurs to me this all trash talk from a bunch of racists, like those TEA Party people


36 posted on 01/22/2013 12:42:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tax-chick

A lot of people paid big bucks for tickets to be close........to hear a recording........


37 posted on 01/22/2013 12:43:03 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: chris37

“...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.


38 posted on 01/22/2013 12:56:43 PM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Red Badger
A lot of people paid big bucks for tickets ...

Then we can't possibly have any "poverty" issues in our country.

39 posted on 01/22/2013 1:10:29 PM PST by Tax-chick (Viva Cristo Rey! Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!)
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To: Red Badger

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.


40 posted on 01/22/2013 1:33:54 PM PST by randita
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To: stonehouse01

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.


41 posted on 01/22/2013 1:51:31 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: randita

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.


42 posted on 01/22/2013 2:56:44 PM PST by randita
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To: chris37
Whnever I hear any sort of heavily synthesized voice, it’s an automatic no listen for me.


I Cher your complaint.
43 posted on 01/22/2013 4:10:34 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: randita

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.


44 posted on 01/22/2013 7:55:17 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148

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:

http://www.marineband.usmc.mil/


45 posted on 01/23/2013 5:43:32 AM PST by randita
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To: randita

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.

(You have FReepmail)


46 posted on 01/23/2013 8:23:12 AM PST by Exit148
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To: Exit148

Affirmative action.


47 posted on 01/23/2013 8:35:44 AM PST by fattigermaster
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