Oh yes, she did! Since yesterday's spectacular performance of our national anthem by Beyoncé Knowles at President Obama's inaguration, rumors have been flying that the performance was, in fact, lip-synched and not live. According to Entertainment on "Today", Jan. 22, Master Sgt. Kristin DuBois confirmed that the national anthem was, in fact, lip-synched by the megastar.
Master Sgt. DuBois made it clear that it was Beyoncé’s decision to use the pre-recorded music track of our national anthem. DuBois further clarified that the pre-recorded music did indeed contain vocals.
"The Marine Band did perform live for the ceremony, parade, and even the prayer service today," DuBois said Tuesday. "At the very last minute, just before she went out, we received the instructions," DuBois said of Beyonce's decision not to sing live.
To be totally fair, all music used in inaugurations is pre-recorded in case of extreme cold or other inclement weather would make a track preferable over a live performance. It is not an uncommon practice.
And although you might have thought Beyoncé would not do this on inauguration day of all days, she’s not the first. In 2008, cellist Yo-Yo Ma opted to use a pre-recorded track because of the extreme cold.
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