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Did or didn't she? Beyoncé questioned on lip-sync

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's no question Beyoncé's rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: Was it live or lip-synced?

On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyoncé had lip-synced at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyoncé would use a prerecorded voice track.

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But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.

Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyoncé to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised. Instead they used a prerecorded track for the band's portion of the song.

"Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter's vocal performance," Wolf's statement continued, "no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded."

A representative for Beyoncé did not respond to requests for comment.

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DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.

"It's not because Beyoncé can't sing. We all know Beyoncé can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play," she said.

Kelly Clarkson's representative said she sang live to perform "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)."

All inaugural music is prerecorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances interrupt the program.

The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about "hand-syncing" for Obama's first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren't functioning properly in 19-degree weather.

Jan 26, 2013 8:01AM

if she does sing.???


why she mimicked>????


and then hide.

Jan 26, 2013 8:00AM
As it has already been stated, WHO CARES!!?  We already know she has had a great singing career.  Please find some other news.  NONE HERE!!!
Jan 26, 2013 7:58AM










but not SINGING.


Is this because she is African.?

Jan 26, 2013 7:58AM
Only one part of this story really matters.  What matters is "why does the MSM have such a hard time telling the truth?".  Either she sang it live or she didn't.  Obviously there is only one answer and hundreds or even thousands of people know the answer.  Why can't our MSM just state the truth and move on?  Apparently they have to do a study to determine what is most "politically correct" and than to take that position.
Jan 26, 2013 7:58AM
@ france comments were generalized - GENERALIZED , so if you don't want me on your behind insulting, I suggest you take the rules of this site and not insult any one OK ?
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