O say can’t she sing? Beyoncé’s dazzling rendition of the National Anthem at President Obama’s inauguration was a total fake — with the megastar lip-syncing as the Marine Corps Band merely pretended to play its instruments, sources said yesterday. The Grammy-award winner’s decision to use a taped version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” stunned the first family, which handpicked her for the occasion. “Oh, my God! You’re best friends with Michelle and you faked it! I am very upset,” said a source close to the Obamas. “I would like my three minutes back.” Beyoncé’s performance was a well-choreographed acting job.
Comments: Evidently, this is a very big negative deal.
Her pregnancy was fake too. She was never pregnant. Check it out on Youtube - during some interview, as she sat down, her (fake) belly collapsed. She hunched over the whole interview and did not move. So, yeah, I can believe she faked singing. She´s also the one who said, after the election, "take that, mitches." She actually said Mitches. That´s us, you do the alphabet switch.
#1 beat me to it. I think, though, I am more disappointed that the Marine Corps Band would go along with the charade. I am embarrassed for them and the Marine Corps. What next, are the Marines going to pretend to shoot their guns in a battle?
Who cares? This kind of thing is done all the time for various reasons. She prerecorded it. Big deal. There are so many really important things to get into. Lip syncing is not even slightly one of them.
I heard on the radio this morning that the Marine Corps took it back and said she didn´t lip sync but I´m not buying that at all. I´ll just note that Kelly Clarkson managed to sing along with the Marine Corps Band, live, in real time, no pre-recording. Is it possible Beyonce can´t sing and needs studio tweaking to sound the way she does?
I have no problem with using pre-recordings in a situation such as this. As I read recently, when it is that cold, the instruments don´t play well, and so they pre-recorded. What is troubling however, is the idea that the music business may have another Milli Vanilli on its hands if she is lip-syncing her concerts, etc.
As to her hair, I commend her colorist. The color isn´t as brassy as some I have seen.
I don´t know what is wrong with some people. This absolutely IS a big deal.
There is Joe Biden, right behind her, clapping and smiling as she hits the faked high notes. The Marine band forced to fake play.
Are we so jaded, so "it´s cool man, it didnt hurt anyone" in our thinking, that ethics just fall by the wayside?
This wasn´t a movie where someone lip synchs to Elvis. This was an inauguration. And part of it is faked, while other fake people stand around and act out fake admiration and fake playing of instruments. Then everyone claps about how "great" she is, when they were duped as to what they are hearing.
But it´s cool man, right? Would you object to your gardener, maid, babysitter, employee "faking" it too? How about the people who don´t have an issue with this, how about I fake tune your car up when you bring it to me for service?
Ethics are ethics, and right is right. Trash entertainer who is friends with a trashy administration.
Remeber folks this fake singer will be doing Super Bowl halftime show. Well this "Mitch" will make sure that I do a lengthy bathroom break or some snack replenishment. Either way she will not be viewed by me. It figures she faked singing our beloved national anthem. Look at venue. Fake president and fake singer. What else is new.
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