We do not know what’s up with Beyonce’s voice, but know it that what you heard her sing on the Presidential Inauguration Day (The National Anthem) was not live: She lip-synced the whole thing!
However, her counterpart Kelly Clarkson sang her My Country’s ‘Tis of Me live.
According to Kristin DuBois, spokesman for the US Marine Cop Band (the band responsible for the music of the celebration), Beyonce sang along with the pre-recorded version of The Star Spangled Banner. He also added that she opted for the already-prepared version at the last minute. His words:
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.
Some people are saying that Beyonce opted for the studio track because she barely had time to rehearse with the Marine Band. All the same, ‘perfect’ Bey delivered and everyone is happy – or ain’t you?