Reports: Beyonce lip-synched national anthem

Mrs. Insider took one look at Beyonce at Monday’s inaugural ceremonies and told me this was the case. But would I believe her? Oh, no. It couldn’t possibly be so. The tweet from Jim Acosta of CNN:

CNN has confirmed Times of London report that Beyonce lip-synched the National Anthem during #inaug2013

The Times report cites a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Band.

Look, the lady has fine pipes and obviously came down with a case of nerves, complicated by a driving need for perfection. But at any inaugural, whether Democrat or Republican, it seems to me that the object should be authenticity rather than unrivaled excellence.

What was that line from Obama’s inaugural speech? Ah, yes:

“We must act, we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial.”

Otherwise, let’s just have Chuck Schumer say, “Roll tape.”

On the other hand, my AJC colleague Melissa Ruggieri, over at the Music Scene, has a different take. Check it out.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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106 comments Add your comment

tim

January 22nd, 2013
3:13 pm

She took a page from britney spears……she lip synches her concerts.

Beyonce is fake….just like our president.

Catlady

January 22nd, 2013
3:15 pm

It is not surprising. Too many egoes to let imperfection happen.

Sick of Mess

January 22nd, 2013
3:15 pm

Tim, you’re a fake. You must still be sore that Mittens didn’t win. Get over it, there is a Black Boss runing things.

Catlady

January 22nd, 2013
3:18 pm

I mean if Mr Chief Justice can’t get it right…

Watchful Eyes in Dixie

January 22nd, 2013
3:18 pm

This is news? What a waste of time.

LOL

January 22nd, 2013
3:18 pm

Bey… say it isn’t so!?!?

kgray

January 22nd, 2013
3:18 pm

Tim, apparently you must have thought plastic Romney would have been better and of course you were among the 47 percent who receive some type of government assistance? Romney didn’t win and the rest of you IDIOTS needs to get over IT; because, the AMERICAN PEOPLE have SPOKEN and they wanted OBAMA not ROMNEY who walk as if something is stuck up in his A??!

mae

January 22nd, 2013
3:19 pm

You all need to stop. I do not believe it and if it was so the president would know. If you all are not talking about Beyonce then you talking about somebody else

LydiasDad

January 22nd, 2013
3:21 pm

Hey “Sick of Mess”, you spelled “ruining” incorrectly.

Don Coyote

January 22nd, 2013
3:24 pm

This just in. American Bandstand and Soul Train performances were lip synched as well.

BBB

January 22nd, 2013
3:29 pm

Right on, Lydiasdad, i was thinking the same thing. sorry I missed everything, I had better things to do than watch MILLIONS of the TAXPAYERS money being wasted !!!

Fenton Hardy

January 22nd, 2013
3:30 pm

Maybe they should have brought in Milli Vanilli?

Bob Loblaw

January 22nd, 2013
3:30 pm

the truth

January 22nd, 2013
3:32 pm

kgray, yep the people spoke indeed. They don’t really want King Obama, they just want their check. Know what i be sayin ??

blkshepherd

January 22nd, 2013
3:32 pm

@TIM You calling Obama fake? and that trick Romney is not? Get OVER IT ALREADY Romney did not win ok, he lost fair and square. also so you DONT get it CONFUSED, it was Not the Blacks that re elected Obama, it was the whites who put him in there the first time.

So beyonce lip synched hers and Kellie Clarkson sang My country tears of thee..Whatever, whether she lip synched or not thats STILL her voice on the recording duhhhh..You folks cry worst than new born infants.

Fenton Hardy

January 22nd, 2013
3:33 pm

Maybe they should have asked Milli Vanilli?

the truth

January 22nd, 2013
3:34 pm

Is it true that 700,000 people attending that waste of taxpayers ( people with jobs ) money. But only 300 had to miss work ?

kgray

January 22nd, 2013
3:37 pm

Truth, unfortunately I wouldn’t know what your are saying. I nor any member or my family ever received a check from the government. Both sets of my grandparents were educated and they insisted on their children being educated and the only check they received was from being employed. Now let’s hear about your family tree. Ignorant Idoit; because, more of you guys have received checks that we ever got. Now don’t get that TWISTED!

Q

January 22nd, 2013
3:39 pm

Lets talk about Michelle’s bangs instead.

Grasshopper

January 22nd, 2013
3:40 pm

She faked her entire pregnancy so no surprise here.

A phony rendition of the anthem for a phony ‘leader’ of the people in front of two faced politicians is exactly what we should expect.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 22nd, 2013
3:41 pm

Uh oh, now you got all the american idolaters all upset.

bigmama

January 22nd, 2013
3:44 pm

Whether she lipsync or not Bey pulled it off. Go Beyonce!

Denise

January 22nd, 2013
3:52 pm

@ Don Coyote…I don’t think you were a regular to Soul Train. Al Green, James Brown, Barry White…just to name a few, did not lip sync. They were known to give live performances. Yes…there were those that did but not ALL artist.

johnny fontane

January 22nd, 2013
3:54 pm

I’d still hit it.

Austin

January 22nd, 2013
4:10 pm

Mathematically, nobody can look that good and sing that good at the same time. It was a recording of her actually singing the anthem though, right? So this wasn’t Milli Vanilli. Yo Yo Ma’s cello performance was recorded in 2009, too. You aren’t going to get anything to sound right in the wind and freezing cold. When they used to light the tree downtown, they would pre-record the choirs. This isn’t that big of a deal.

mugglemikki

January 22nd, 2013
4:10 pm

At least she didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs for over 15 years, lie about it and then sue anyone that spoke up and told the truth…

mugglemikki

January 22nd, 2013
4:15 pm

And Whitney Houston also used a backing track…

Mike

January 22nd, 2013
4:17 pm

How apropos!

Nothing New

January 22nd, 2013
4:18 pm

This is nothing new, Whitney Houston did it at the Super Bowl, so was the music for Yo Yo Ma at the Inauguration 4 years ago. Duh

Nothing New

January 22nd, 2013
4:18 pm

This is nothing new, Whitney Houston did it at the Super Bowl, so was the music for Yo Yo Ma at the Inauguration 4 years ago. Duh

Dave

January 22nd, 2013
4:18 pm

Obama won – congradulations to him. But it was by no means by a huge majority. This was no “mandate” election by the people…but alot think so. Even though His Holiness thinks it was – we can not and must not let him take us down the Socialist road to becoming a third world country.

Nothing New

January 22nd, 2013
4:18 pm

This is nothing new, Whitney Houston did it at the Super Bowl, so was the music for Yo Yo Ma at the Inauguration 4 years ago. Duh

Highlander

January 22nd, 2013
4:26 pm

Seriously??!! THIS is supposed to be an issue? Was it really that slow of a news day? As some others have pointed out, as long as it was her own voice, I don’t care. It wasn’t a concert.

Regarding someone’s inane comments about how many “working” people were there… You do realize that Monday was a national holiday and all government workers, banks and many other businesses were closed in observance of MLK Day, right? …Try using at least a little common sense.

Astrid G.

January 22nd, 2013
4:27 pm

Nothing new, we get it,we get it.

rightwingextreme

January 22nd, 2013
4:31 pm

FAKE! FAKE! FAKE! From Bouncy to Bammy. They’re all FAKEs.

[...] Beyonce sang to a track of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Monday’s [...]

MANGLER

January 22nd, 2013
4:37 pm

Um, y’all … the DNC paid for the entire thing from their donated cash. This event didn’t use tax dollars.

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 22nd, 2013
4:39 pm

At least she didn’t use a Teleprompter like obozo did.

ad

January 22nd, 2013
4:46 pm

@aesop fatuous – Lincoln read his speeches from paper. Obama uses a teleprompter (as did Bush, etc.). What’s your point (other than the one on top of your head)?

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

January 22nd, 2013
4:48 pm

At least we know BO did not lip sync the oath.

Deborah

January 22nd, 2013
4:50 pm

Who cares — she sounded and looked great.

Deborah

January 22nd, 2013
4:50 pm

Who cares — she sounded and looked great.

Durrrr

January 22nd, 2013
4:51 pm

Fake singer. Fake prez. Real drug dealer husband though. And michelle obama confirms sasquatch to be real. Oh I am so confused. Wait, they are humanzies!

Deborah

January 22nd, 2013
4:51 pm

Enter your comments here

Aesop's Fables and other Lib Economic Theories

January 22nd, 2013
4:52 pm

The speech was written for morons and obozo couldn’t remember it?

G-dub

January 22nd, 2013
4:52 pm

Who cares…She can’t sing a.nyway

West Georgia

January 22nd, 2013
4:52 pm

Must be a slow news day . Nothing wrong with faking it sometimes

Durrrr

January 22nd, 2013
4:54 pm

@ad the point is everyone is surprised that the humanzie (genetic cross between humans and chimps) can actually read. Licoln was also a republican and democrats fought tooth and nail until the 1970’s to keep segregation.

DJ Sniper

January 22nd, 2013
4:57 pm

You’re asking for common sense from some of these neo-con? Good luck with that.

Aesop, Obama is not the first president to use the teleprompter. Please stop putting your ignorance on display.

Starik

January 22nd, 2013
4:58 pm

Funny. Inconsequential.