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Heart-ache: National anthem at inauguration was lip-synced

posted at 1:20 pm on January 22, 2013 by

I’m going to try really hard to care about this, if only because it’s headlining Drudge right now, but I make no promises. The terrible truth revealed:

Kristin DuBois, a representative for the United States Marine Band, confirmed the former but not the latter, to the New York Post’s “Page Six,” saying, “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyonce was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know what the reason why.” Meanwhile, band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn says Beyoncé didn’t rehearse with the group until the night before the performance — which possibly explains why she was reluctant to do it live (or maybe indicates that she never intended to sing it live in the first place).

So Beyonce did what a lot of performers do at huge events to make sure they don’t fark things up in front of a global audience. The recorded version was still lovely. Nonethless, I recommend impeaching Obama. Not because of this. Just because.

Big winner here: Kelly Clarkson, who did in fact perform live and who’s now roundly crushing Beyonce in TMZ’s insta-poll of which of them is the better singer.

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Did someone die, and terryannonline mistakenly believes she’s the new hall monitor?

Stop lecturing everyone; it’s very tiring.

MustLoveBlogs on January 22, 2013 at 4:58 PM

She did her best, but it became too obvious once she started mouthing the lyrics to Bootylicious.

RedRedRice on January 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Seriously, who cares? Don’t we have more important issues to worry about?

Crap like this just diminishes conservatives.

Chitownmom on January 22, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Chitownmom on January 22, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Well lucky for us, the Left doesn’t think that is possible and I consider it fun sharpening of rhetorical skills and exercise of the First Amendment that is constantly being denied the Right through intimidation.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2013 at 5:34 PM

So whats that matter anyway. Everyone knows the librul/dhimocrpats don’t really mean it anyway. They will probably win the Nobel prize for lip syncing it.

Old Country Boy on January 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

So it’s ok to act like the Left Right who make up stories about Sarah Palin? I don’t think so.
.terryannonline on January 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM


AH_C on January 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

It is all fake. The entire thing.

Bmore on January 22, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Actually the most impressive thing about both performance is the wind playing of the USMC Band. It’s extremely difficult to play well, outdoors, when the temperature is that low. It plays havoc with pitch, and is brutal on embouchure, particularly for the brass.

Beyonce & Kelly had the easy parts.

Purple Fury on January 22, 2013 at 8:21 PM

At least Nero had the decency to perform his fiddle set live.

CrustyB on January 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I agree this is a non-issue. Fake singing has nothing on the vacuous, empty suit we just re-elected. That being said, Beyonce’s one of the most accomplished singers in the world, and she can’t even belt out the SSB at the Inauguration of the President without studio magic? That’s pretty sorry if you ask me. And didn’t she have some smart-aleck comment on the night of the election? Like, “take that, Mitches!” or something. Ah well. Karma.

jas88 on January 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM

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