Beyonce Lip-Syncing National Anthem? Big Deal?

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    Jan 26, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    First of all, I have to say I'm not the biggest Beyonce fan on earth, in fact, I wouldn't care less for the kind of music she makes. I was a little shocked by how her apparent lip-syncing of the Star Spangled Banner at the inauguration has gained steam the past few days.

    Yes, it's the national anthem, but I mean really, show me an artist who hasn't done this before, from the iconic Whitney Houston rendition to Mariah mouthing the whistle every now and then. Nobody can deny that Beyonce can sing, the woman has delivered enough jaw-dropping live peformances to last her a couple of lifetimes.

    This has to be the most pointless controversy ever. In any case, it was her singing anyway, this was the presidential inauguration, not the Beyonce vocal showcase, everyone should just sit down and have a glass of water.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 26, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    When I read the reports, I was convinced someone had got their facts wrong. It looked and sounded like a live performance to me.
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    Jan 26, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    Not like she is the first one........
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    Jan 27, 2013 1:26 AM GMT
    'She DID sing live': Now sound expert delivers verdict on the curious case of Beyoncé's national anthem... as new audio of her performance emerges

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2267735/Beyonce-backlash-Sound-engineer-says-did-sing-live-new-audio-performance-emerges.html

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    Jan 27, 2013 10:31 AM GMT
    At least Xtina sang.
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    Jan 27, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    I couldn't care less about this "news" but I find it absolutely hilarious how she acts before, during, and after the performance. Play it up a little more Beyonce. The pretension is overflowing.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    No it's not a big deal but that heffa lied about it and tried to play it off......I guess that's why so many people are upset about it......I personally don't give a damn, because I think the weather was veryyyyyy cold in DC that day and that might have had an impact on ANYONE singing.....
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    If she did lip sync it's the best lip synching I've ever witnessed. She doesn't even lip synch that well in her own music videos. I think it was live.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    it's masterful PR and that's all it is. there's a segment of the population that previously would have not watched halftime, that will now watch simply because of this. she didn't do anything (either way) that lots of performers don't already do. but she did play it extremely well in terms of PR.
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:10 PM GMT
    This is so stupid. And if you actually listen closely, you can hear her breathing in the microphone. NOT something you would hear in a pre-recorded version. IDIOTS!!
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    The only thing I noticed was that Obama leaned in for a second kiss but played it off well and was the only one left clapping icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    blasiankid saidThis is so stupid. And if you actually listen closely, you can hear her breathing in the microphone. NOT something you would hear in a pre-recorded version. IDIOTS!!


    +1 that's what caught my attention as well
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    blasiankid saidThis is so stupid. And if you actually listen closely, you can hear her breathing in the microphone. NOT something you would hear in a pre-recorded version. IDIOTS!!


    Nah, boo.....it's been confirmed that she lip synched icon_lol.gif the band that was "playing" even admitted that they weren't doing shit and they ratted her ass out too icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    OMGomgomgomg the real audio just leaked!!!!!


  • NYCAthlete

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    Jan 29, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    I didn't care much about it, except that we paid her 1.5 million for that performance? She took that money from the tax payers and then phoned in her performance? That's shameful. AND she didn't even donate the money, she kept it as if it was her national tour.
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    JackDoyle saidOMGomgomgomg the real audio just leaked!!!!!




    LOL, I WAS CRYING!!! LOL
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    It is a big deal because there are plenty of singers who would love to sing the National Anthem, sans lip syncing.
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    I don't see why it's a big deal at all.
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    Mr_GoGetIt said
    JackDoyle saidOMGomgomgomg the real audio just leaked!!!!!




    LOL, I WAS CRYING!!! LOL



    Lollll!!! OMG, My stomach hurts!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    Poor Beyoncé...
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    you people are naïve, all the lip-synch scandal is a promotion for super bowl and her gig there. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    What makes her any different from the liars and cheats in Washington?
    Let's just crucify Beyonce and avoid the real issues, America.

    Get over it and enjoy the lipped SP halftime show she has coming. She's not phased by this at all.
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    I could not care less. I would explain why I don't care, but I don't even care enough to do that. Oh look... Skittles....
  • great_scott

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    Jan 29, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    I think folks are just generally tired of Beyonce being fake all the time. She's kinda built up a reputation of being an imposture over the years, so that's probably part of the backlash here. And it does seem rather odd that the other singers had no issues singing live with the same band in the same cold weather.
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    Worry about the fakes in DC, not the ones in Hollywood.

    Bread and Circuses.

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    Jan 29, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    NYCAthlete saidI didn't care much about it, except that we paid her 1.5 million for that performance? She took that money from the tax payers and then phoned in her performance? That's shameful. AND she didn't even donate the money, she kept it as if it was her national tour.


    Did not know this part of the story. I would have assumed the performance was not a paid gig. Did Taylor and Clarkson get paid as well?