The Wall Street Journal jumped into the Beyonce lip-sync controversy by posting a video proving the singer did not fake her performance of the national anthem at the inauguration on Monday.
According to an article published by OK! Magazine on Jan. 24, WSJ published the video to show that Beyonce was singing above the recorded track of an arrangement by the Marine Band.
Any audio fan can tell that Knowles is clearly singing live and, at the moment when she pulls her ear monitor out, it's apparent that the track was being muddled by crowd noise or interference.
The whole controversy is a tempest in a teapot, since using pre-recorded tracks at live events is a long-standing practice, especially in large arenas where "blowback" audio is a problem.
But critics still contend that, difficult or not, a presidential inauguration is the one stage where the notoriously tricky national anthem should be sung live, warts and all.
Was Beyonce willing to make such a sacrifice? What if the rendition came out badly? After all, there's only one shot at it. Is that the kind of chance such a superstar should take?
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What do you think? Should Beyonce have winged it by letting the band play live? Or did she make the right decision?
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