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Exclusive: Beyoncé lip-synched Star
Spangled Banner at inauguration

London Times (UK), by Nico Hines

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 1/22/2013 12:27:45 PM

Beyoncé did not sing the national anthem live at President Obama’s inauguration. Millions of viewers around the world were stunned by the singer’s spectacular rendition of the anthem but The Times has learnt that she was lip-syncing to a pre-recorded backing track. A spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band said it was standard procedure to record a backing track and Beyoncé decided shortly before her performance to rely on the studio version rather than risk singing it live on the Capitol.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/22/2013 12:30:35 PM     (No. 9132449)

I care nothing about what shouldn´t have taken place yesterday.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 1/22/2013 12:36:54 PM     (No. 9132465)

She´ll get a grammy for that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ebgodard, 1/22/2013 12:38:16 PM     (No. 9132470)

Why is anyone surprised that this Administration and all it´s supporters are more interested in appearance than substance, spin rather than the truth? They cheat at everything to gain advantage-even singing the National Anthem. I am sad that the Marine Band was complicit in faking it as well. Nice role model for your daughters BAM. Lies, lies lies. About everything-even our Anthem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 1/22/2013 12:39:12 PM     (No. 9132475)

This is because the woman can´t sing. Electronic assistance is needed not only to make her "talent" somewhat bearable to the human ear, but also to avoid calling in dogs from miles around.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Linder, 1/22/2013 12:40:45 PM     (No. 9132480)

#3 said it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/22/2013 12:41:47 PM     (No. 9132484)

Faith Hill wouldn`t have lip-synched at the Inauguration. She has a real voice, but then again she would never have been invited....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/22/2013 12:43:07 PM     (No. 9132488)

A little bit more about this, from the Washingtonian:

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/inauguration-2013/did-beyonce-lip-sync-the-star-spangled-banner.php

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/22/2013 12:44:08 PM     (No. 9132491)

Link not working - nothing in address window. ??? Don´t know what the others are reading....

I just noticed that she looked rough and sounded worse on the first part - off key and out of synch with the band.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/22/2013 12:44:13 PM     (No. 9132492)

Why wouldn´t Faith Hill be invited? She and her husband are both bit liberals.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: frenesi1, 1/22/2013 12:45:48 PM     (No. 9132495)

Sorry, I meant big, not bit.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 1/22/2013 12:46:06 PM     (No. 9132496)

We call him FauxBama for a reason. The only thing not faux in this presidency is Mo´s XXL caboose.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 1/22/2013 12:46:25 PM     (No. 9132498)

Who cares? BTW which national anthem was played? Certainly not ours.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: aasilver, 1/22/2013 12:47:15 PM     (No. 9132503)

The teleprompter President uses a lip synced National Anthem.

No surprises there.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/22/2013 12:48:01 PM     (No. 9132505)

Loved how Mark Steyn cut to commercial when she started to wind up to the black chick screamfest. And #4, several of our dogs started to howl and the little ones hid under the couch.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: yuban, 1/22/2013 12:48:22 PM     (No. 9132506)

10 is correct.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 1/22/2013 1:28:24 PM     (No. 9132605)

This seems appropriate. Zero´s been running his mouth for years, and nothing of value has ever come out of it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/22/2013 2:41:08 PM     (No. 9132764)

Beyoncha, or whatever her name is, will never touch Whitney´s heartfelt version of the Star Spangled Banner. I will never watch some anti-American singer (and they are if they love Obama) sing one of our beloved anthems. They don´t mean it.

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