Posted in music on January 23, 2013

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If it is true that Beyonce did lip-sync at Monday's inauguration, she wouldn't be the first artist to perform that way at a major national event. Here are a few examples:

* In 1991, Whitney Houston lip-synced her iconic interpretation of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl.
* Oscar-winner and former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson did the same thing with the anthem at the Super Bowl in 2009.
* Faith Hill also performed to a backing track for "America The Beautiful" at the same event in 2009.
* At President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, Yo-Yo Ma's performance came into question over "hand syncing." The acclaimed cellist had said the instruments weren't working properly in the very cold weather.

There were even reports that speculated Madonna was lip-syncing during her appearance at the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show. "The only thing Madonna proved during the Super Bowl 46 show is her irrelevance; the halftime show was so obviously lip synced that it was painful," wrote SBNation's JP Starkey. [CBS]

Maybe Beyonce (and the rest of Destiny's Child) will lip sync at the Superbowl too.

Video of the Inauguration performance in question below...

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Comments (47)

I didn't vote for him

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Shocking!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:01 AM

Really?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:04 AM

I was more outraged in 2008 when Yo-Yo Ma was cello-syncing

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:07 AM

She didn't even sing to track, that was a straight up Milli vanilli

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:08 AM

I want my money back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:08 AM

Call em all out! Love it

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:12 AM

I'm false outraged!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:14 AM

Can't wait for the Superbowl!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:16 AM

this is... suprising to anyone... how?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:22 AM

You know that now at the superbowl we'll get some display of live vocal gymnastics to prove that she can still sing, I can't wait to not watch that

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:28 AM

Rex Ryan... there's always something going on with that jive turkey. Oh, and it looke like there's something goin' on with Beyonce or something.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:28 AM

Not surprising. I hear Jay-Z was lip synching at those Barclays shows. It must run in the family.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:30 AM

why is this a surprise?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:32 AM

Whitney didn't lip sync.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:33 AM

What about drones?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:39 AM

^ Yes she did, go watch it

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:40 AM

Who gives? This isn't news.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:41 AM

what's all this talk about N'sync?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:42 AM

she faked her singing and pregnancy. did anyone ever see her with a fat stomach?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:48 AM

Her baby is the tool of the Illuminati, the most powerful baby in the world. We will all bow down to her someday.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 9:50 AM

I CARE ABOUT THIS

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 10:17 AM

black Stewie

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 10:18 AM

#FAKEDTHEBABYTOO

She has to keep the body to sell records, duh!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 10:20 AM

Obama brought to amature night at the Apollo to the White house

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 10:54 AM

This is obviously more important news than Al Qaeda militants taking over an oilfield and holding Americans hostage...

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 11:00 AM

Its the Daily News and Post..enough said

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 11:05 AM

Why even bother bringing someone out to lip sync? Just push play on an iPod. I'm sure Apple would be happy to shell out some loot for the product placement.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:01 PM

She kisses the Obamas but not Biden? what gives?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:10 PM

I'm not bothered by this, though I'll be bothered if the Destiny's Child "reunion" is lip-synching, because that's being billed as a reunion, and not just a formality performed by an arbitrary celebrity.

I also feel like a dipshit for having an opinion on something so incredibly unimportant.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:15 PM

T'EO-ED

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:18 PM

This news wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the fact that Kelly Clarkson sang live. If one singer could do it, then all the other ones can as well.

Enough of this narcissistic cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:36 PM

does she fake it when jz is boning her?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 12:59 PM

I bet you thse blooches dont pay the same taxes as rich honkies

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 1:06 PM

Everybody lipsychs the Super Bowl. This is a known fact. The crew doesn't have enough time to get the "fans" on the field, set up the equipment, get the "fans" off the field, and then breakdown the equipment in 30 minutes.

Some artists have sung and played their instruments for the crowd in the stadium but what you hear on your TV is never, ever a live performance.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 1:42 PM

GO AWAY BEYONCE

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:19 PM

This has nothing to do with REXRYAN

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:24 PM

bed bath and beyonce

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:49 PM

Call them out and have them assembled in an ordered manner! An ORDERED MANNER!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 2:51 PM

Did people walk out?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 3:10 PM

a million men marched

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 4:28 PM

beyonce dissed "bite me" biden

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 4:32 PM

Beyonce is vegan and so am I. All press is good press. http://www.awesomeveganblog.com

Posted by Ben @awesomeveganblog.com | January 23, 2013 6:17 PM

Beyonce lip synced her marriage vows too cuz rumors are flying that she is boning 6 of the 9 members of wu-tang.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 6:35 PM

Beyonce dint do it, your all just ignorant fuckerz!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2013 8:38 PM

including big dead baby jesus? she is sick.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2013 8:55 AM

she deserves to be on the front page.

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