There is growing speculation that Beyoncé’s flawless live performance of the national anthem at the 2013 Presidential inauguration on Jan. 21 was fake. Her rousing rendition of the “The Star Spangled Banner” was touted as one of the best performances ever. That is, until the Washingtonian and other news sources suggested that the performance was actually pre-recorded. According to a Jan. 22 Washingtonian report, Beyoncé lip synced her way into America’s heart at the inauguration.
Headlined, “Confirmed: Beyoncé Lip-Synced “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Washingtonian boldly accuses the star of faking her performance, “We don't know why Beyoncé decided to use prerecorded music,” a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told the Washingtonian. “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 acknowledged that Beyoncé is a talented singer, noting that “her decision has no bearing on her musical ability.”
While we don’t know for sure that the singer lip synched through her performance. We know that her fashion was real and fabulous. She glowed in a stunning black, floor length, velvet Emilio Pucci gown from the designer’s pre-fall 2013 collection.
She accessorized her elegant Pucci gown with a Christian Dior coat and shoes, bold orange nails, Mally Roncal green eye shadow and Lorraine Schwartz emerald green earrings and a ring. Gorgeous curls completed her look. Her gown featured intricate beading and on trend cut-outs. The singer attended the event with husband Jay-Z, who rocked head to toe Tom Ford and aviator sunglasses, according to USA Today.
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