Since we’re on Beyoncé, I got some bad news. We’ve been duped. Bamboozled. Tricked much like we were by that “girl” in Thailand. Beyoncé did not sing The Star-Spangled Banner yesterday like everyone assumed. She lip-synced to a pre-recorded backing track.
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 Kristen DuBois 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. The Times
On the bright side, Beyoncé did a fantastic job at lip-syncing and even sold the performance by unnecessarily ripping out her ear-piece. If you’re gonna fake it, you might as well go all the way. She’ll always give 110% when she lip-syncs. Believe that.
Kelly Clarkson, on the other hand, sang live. *Looks at Beyoncé*