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Beyonce Sung National Anthem At Obama 2nd Term Inauguration – OR did she?

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January 22, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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No she didn’t!!!!

The cat was snatched out of the bag today and Beyoncé’s secret was leaked out, that she lip synced the national anthem at President Obama’s 2nd term inauguration yesterday; either way I wasn’t impressed.

The singer songwriter and producer Beyoncé, doesn’t have the vocals to carry such a powerful song as the National Anthem; which is why I knew she was the WRONG choice to deliver for the event.

Beyoncé is more or less, a burlesque singer/entertainer who can entertain and hold a note but gone are the days of real talents such as Whitney Houston with the exception of Jennifer Hudson of course.

I sat there baffled as the crowd went crazy as if, Beyoncé had delivered a rousing rendition of the popular anthem, when her performance was sub par to say the least. 

a U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman said today.

The band wasn’t playing when Beyoncé performed her rousing rendition of the national anthem at President Obama’s second inauguration.

“We all know Beyoncé can sing,” Master Sgt. of the U.S. Marine Band Kristin DuBois told ABC News today. “We all know the Marine Corps Band can play. We do not know why she decided to go with the pre-recorded music at the last-minute.”

DuBois later added that, to her knowledge, Beyoncé was not singing. It was Beyoncé’s voice, but a pre-recorded version heard by about a million people in Washington and millions more on television.

A representative for Beyoncé did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

DuBois also added, all other performances such as Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “My country tis of thee” was live. The band was asked not to play for only the national anthem, DuBois added.

Beyoncé knew she couldn’t carry that song and lip synced “IT” to be on the safe side. The “Love on top” singer might be able to hold/carry a note but her vocals can’t carry that national anthem.

More on the Presidential inauguration after the break.

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42 thoughts on “Beyonce Sung National Anthem At Obama 2nd Term Inauguration – OR did she?

  1. acquittap says:

    LOL 🙂 @ the sub par performance.

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  2. Bobby says:

    I was wondering where was Bey going in the gown? It wasn’t a ball it was an inaugural perofrmance. she always goes over the top but I like her.

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  3. alscream says:

    Biden holdin his heart like he gonna have a heart attack he must a been thinking about how beyonce was in her drawers on that recent GQ magazine cover. lmao

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  4. 2Thick says:

    Lawd knows the national anthem will NEVA be rocked again the way Whitney rocked it. Unless the Braxton sisters sing it. Beyonce Nah she wasn’t ready.

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    • BBallen says:

      Lawd knows the national anthem will NEVA be rocked again the way Whitney rocked it. Unless the Braxton sisters sing it. Beyonce Nah she wasn’t ready.
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      The Braxton sistahs can sing YES but there are so many other talented artist out here over shadowed by Beyone’s NON-TALENTED arse.

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      • BrownGirl says:

        Lawd knows the national anthem will NEVA be rocked again the way Whitney rocked it. Unless the Braxton sisters sing it. Beyonce Nah she wasn’t ready.
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        😦 q-ing up whitney singing the national anthem anthem now.

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      • keisha says:

        q-ing up whitney singing the national anthem anthem now.
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        Beyonce ain’t NO Whitney and that’s for damn sho!

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  5. BBallen says:

    ….i didn’t get chills n shit but she did aight

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  6. BrownGirl says:

    Beyonce did OK. Nothing to bragg about. I think the crowd went crazy cause they like her I guess. *shrugs*

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  7. yes says:

    Word on the NET is she lipped sync the anthem SMDH

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  8. Nicole says:

    Beyonce lip-synced the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Monday’s inaugural ceremonies, a U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman said today.

    The band wasn’t playing when Beyonce performed her rousing rendition of the national anthem at President Obama’s second inauguration.

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  9. Angelhair says:

    I don’t mind if performers need a back up tape if they are heavy dancers, and as long as their mic is open.. But the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ should be live. Come on Beyonce!

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  10. Anthony says:

    You ON POINT @Trace, Beyonce was an awful choice to sing the national anthem. Her range isn’t even remotely adequate for that song.

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  11. Bobby says:

    Sad cop out. No guts, no glory Beyonce.
    Everyone else sang live. Brings her down a notch.

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  12. keisha says:

    Beyonce is a coochie popper entertainer not a singer.

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  13. Mahogany says:

    The Times of London is reporting that a spokeswoman for the Marine Corp Band says it is standard procedure to record a backing track ahead and that Beyonce decided soon before stepping to the microphone to use it. LMAO she was scared.

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  14. wandab16 says:

    Maybe she was nervous. Maybe it was too darn cold for her pipes.

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  15. annonymous says:

    Whitney did it live and it was the Shyt!!!

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  16. Natasha says:

    Everybody knows most folks pre-record their live version and then lip sync to it. Guards agianst stage fright and forgetting the words. The definitive edition of this song live is the Whitney Super Bowl performance and hers was pre recorded as well.

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  17. Mahogany says:

    This goes for both Whitney and Beyonce…Whether she lip synched or not, that was HER VOICE!

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  18. Bobby says:

    There was a moment where she lost pitch…that is when she removed her ear piece. That is the point in which i feel she was no longer lipping. Not to mention her ablibs at the end were spontaneous

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  19. Manup says:

    LORD IM LURKING AND IM GETTN A BEY OVERLOAD!!!!!!!!!! DAMN!

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  20. alscream says:

    Beyonce ain’t sayin SHIT!!!!
    JayZ prolly tellin her to plead the 5th!!!

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  21. CorporateBitch says:

    so what she lip synched it chile can’t sang no way. I agree with Tra she can hold a note but she really can’t blow!

    Morning CEO’ers.

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  22. Daisy says:

    Poor Beyonce.
    I think she did good either way.

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  23. XMen says:

    SHE FAKED HER PREGNANCY, SHE FAKE HER SINGING, WE KNOW SHE GOT FAKE HAIR.. WELL DAMN I GUESS BEY JUST FAKE!

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  24. Adriane says:

    SMH…Bey stay getting shade.

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  25. wanda says:

    I do not wanna atalk about beyonce and this lip syncing…she did it, so what it’s done. let’s move on to something else already. The same crap was all over the news.

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  26. Anthony says:

    Ok so she faked it. That’s jay’s problem he gotta wonder what else she fakin? Ou!!

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  27. Kayla says:

    Aretha laughed when she heard this because she sang in the cold 4 yrs ago. Lip synched isn’t heard of amongst the old school divas. he should of had patti labelle do it.

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  28. Adam says:

    Beyonce has made no comments as of yet.
    *still waiting.

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  29. Applebottom says:

    nobody cares the recorded version sounded ok too.

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  30. Starr says:

    It would of still been a secret had the marine captain or head of the marines NOT said anything. And the girl took her ear piece out like she was really into singing the national anthem too. embarassing.

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  31. yvonne2010 says:

    lawd everybody weighing in on this issue.

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