HollywoodLife.com exclusively confirmed that Beyonce was lip syncing during the National Anthem on Jan. 21 at President Obama’s Inauguration and our Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller and Senior Reporter Chloe Melas have a heated debate as to why she did it and if it was a bad idea!
Beyonce sounded great at the Inauguration but it was a recording! HollywoodLife.com spoke with Kristin DuBois, the Public Affairs Chief for the Marine Band following her big performance and they confirmed what many were speculating, she was lip syncing. Bonnie Fuller doesn’t see a problem with this, but Chloe Melas is appalled. Watch the video and tell us whose side you’re on!
Beyonce’s Inauguration Performance: How It All Went Down
Beyonce took the stage in front of President Obama, and millions of viewers to sing the National Anthem. The United States Marine Band, who accompanied her, tell HollywoodLife.com that moments before she took the stage, Beyonce decided to go with the pre-recorded track.
“We don’t at all we know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music,” Kristin DuBois, the Public Affairs Chief told us. “All music [for the Inauguration] is pre-recorded as a matter of course. The Marine Band performed live and we received word at the last minute. Colonel Colborne and Officer Perry were standing right there, and I’m not sure who they were in contact with, but Perry gave the word to go with the pre-recorded track at the last minute. I can say that what is common is every four years someone wants to say someone is lip syncing, and four years ago it was Yo Yo Ma. He even admitted it and said well yes, it was 25 degrees, a cello can’t make a sound in those conditions. It’s not because she couldn’t sing, something had to have happened that prevented her from doing that. Kelly Clarkson did sing live and the band accompanied her. James Taylor … I don’t know. We are speaking on our behalf. We don’t know why she did it and all we know is what happened. Our role was to perform the National Anthem.”
Watch our debate and tell us what you think!
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