Responding to the controversy about whether she sang live or lip-synced during her performance at the presidential inauguration earlier this month, Beyoncé Knowles said Thursday that she "decided to sing along with the prerecorded track."
"I did not feel comfortable taking a risk," she said.
WHO. CARES? It was a great performance.
That was no performance! But it was a farce!
Yes, the new mantra for EVERYTHING is now "What difference does it make?"
Even if she had sung it, it would have sucked. She is the most over-rated and under-talented person in the biz.
Can someone say Milli Vanilli?? I think Beyonce was on their dance team back in the day.
Apples and oranges. Milli Vanilli didn't lip sync themselves- they had completely different people sing their songs and then pretended to be those people. The offense wasn't lip syncing- people do that all the time. The offense that they weren't even the ones on the tracks.
Obama has been lip syncing with his tel-promoter for years.
You seriously think that a teleprompter has a speaker in it that plays a prerecording of the President's speech? Or maybe you don't know what a teleprompter does. Either way...
I don't care how hard this song is to sing. It's not like the words have changed! It's not like it isn't sung at every sporting event! It's the freakin National Anthem! You were asked to SING it for the President of the United States! He didn't ask you to lip-sync it. Maybe you should have practiced singing the song if you were worried abut screwing it up; that is what most people do. Is she gonna lip sync the halftime show? She is just another Milli Vanilli.
And at the end of the day her pay check will still be bigger then any of ours so really who CARES if she lip-synched or not! This is totally getting out of hand especially when you had folks in the past like Brittney Spears who lip-synched every chance she got!!! Folks move on!!!
This just proves that the American Public is prepared to accept 2nd best!
Just one more moving mouth in DC with nothing coming out but hot air …….
I think you missed the point, there was no performance. It was faked.
This is not newsworthy!
@Taumy WHO. CARES? It was a great performance.
A great performance? LMAO, how can you even say that when she lip synced? Oh, by a great performance you must mean how she just held up the micro phone and pretended to sing? If that's the case then yes she did do a good job. Other than that her fake signing is a disgrace. She should of at least tried to sing live. If you mess up, who cares. At least you are doing it live and not cheating.
My only gripe with this is that she was so universally praised for her performance and her exceptional live singing voice whereas Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys DID actually sing live and sounded outstanding while doing it yet people knowing what they know now still seem to be directing all of their praise towards Beyonce's amazing ability to look as if she were singing live.
I work in the music industry. Listen up! ALL bands and singers lip sync or fake play their instruments. It's not the bands fault it's the promotion company that doesn't want to take risks. The Country Music Awards had one band that didn't fake their playing over tracks so you can imagine how bad it gets with pop singers. Nothing you hear on tv and most of what you see at live shows is being faked over the original recording. They are really good at hiding it.
Beyonce sang the recording... She performed the song. Give it a break. Should she have just stood there, not pretending to sing? That is what lip syncing is...pretending to sing live. She lip synced the song that SHE previously recorded. Get over it.
This is the exact reason why you can't compare these singes with some of the all time greats...!
Even if she did lip sync there didn't she pre-record HER OWN voice so she sung the song either way. She is NOT my favorite person but she can sing. There are more talented singers out there but we all know she can sing very well too. It's still her voice she sang to so who cares if she lip sync'd it. She was not first and won't be the last.
Aretha Franklin didn't need any back tracks.
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