Did Beyonce lip-sync? Who knows? Who cares?
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band said that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama's inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.
But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.
"It's not because Beyonce can't sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play," she said.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band's portion of the song.
Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.
Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston's memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.
Kelly Clarkson's representative said she sang live to perform "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
Critical thinking challenge: Do you think it matters whether Beyonce lip-synced? Why are people so reluctant to tell the truth about this?
Define this word: ill advised
- Posted on January 24, 2013
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