Beyonce 'lip-sync' plot thickens
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:52a.m.
The mystery surrounding Beyonce's National Anthem performance at US President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday continues thanks to audio the Wall Street Journal has obtained direct from the singer's microphone.
Beyonce has yet to address claims she lip-synced the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at the prestigious Washington, DC swearing-in ceremony - and representatives for the US Marine Band who accompanied her appear to be mixed over the drama.
One musician, Kristin DuBois, revealed Beyonce was just mouthing the words to a pre-recorded studio version of the track, telling the New York Post, "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."
And band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn revealed Beyonce only had one day to prepare for the gig since she has been busy rehearsing for America's Super Bowl half-time show next month.
On Monday he told news website Buzzfeed, "As soon as we get information from the Presidential Inaugural Committee (about) who the guest artists are going to be, we make contact with them, find out how we can prepare arrangements that will really kind of flatter their voices - of course in the right key.
"Beyonce, she's getting ready for the Super Bowl, so we didn't have a chance to do anything with her until last night (20Jan13)."
Another band rep, Captain Gregory Wolf, has since played down the fuss, insisting, "No one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether (the performance) was live or pre-recorded."
And now the footage obtained by the Wall Street Journal appears to suggest Beyonce did sing the National Anthem live but used a pre-recorded track to bolster her vocals.
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27/01/2013 12:13:06 p.m.
Its a standard practice these days , Im with the vocal coach in this clip beyonce was certainly singing but with backing vocals , Put it into perspective , millions of people watching , a huge event and not been able to practice with the band before hand. It was a safe option . Get over it regardless of anything we all know it was beyonces vocals , i dont even understand why this is such a huge story , doesnt the media have more important things to report on .... Maybe a war or north koreas nuclear missile testing ??????
26/01/2013 4:29:20 p.m.
Jay nem wrote:
And yet these so-called artists attract more attention than an STI kicking in. By the sounds like it and by looking at that she was lip syncing. and obviously you can seriously tell because her throat was not moving. And that "vocal coach" basically couldn't actually look at that mundane detail. And pop stars always lip sync and always use autotune and get messed with with protools because realistically they would sound terrible without it. hell I should know when I recorded my album on the final stretch of recording I had to use some effects to make my soft and harmony parts sound alien. But live Id rather have a band backing me and also Id rather play actually live than be like any of these show ponies.
26/01/2013 4:25:05 p.m.
@Terry, Obama's gotten more done in 4 years, than Bush did in 8. And I haven't seen any twin towers being toppled over on his watch either. Perhaps before you criticize a man, that his accomplished more than you will....learn to spell lip sinking properly.
26/01/2013 11:50:57 a.m.
How can you compare this to Milly Vanilly, lip sync'd or not they were her vocals, Milly Vanilly used other singers to create their vocal tracks and read the last 2 paragraphs
26/01/2013 6:53:49 a.m.
terry culp wrote:
whats the big deal? obamas been lipsincking for four years. the real story is the BOOK he took the oath on take a close look
24/01/2013 9:44:15 p.m.
She certainly did look like she was lip-syncing, she better have a good excuse. Milly Vanilly all over again.
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