Beyonce Sings National Anthem Live, Ends Lip-Synching Drama
For the first time, Beyonce answers questions regarding her lip-synching at the Inauguration.
At a news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, Beyonce launched into an impromptu performance—in her way, putting a rest to the news circus surrounding her Presidential Inauguration performance. Following her Inauguration performance, a whirlwind of reports began claiming she lip-synched and, at times, questioning her actual ability to sing the national anthem. Well, Bey laid the whole thing to rest when sung the “Star-Spangled Banner” live—without the help of a backing track.
When asked about the lip-synching situation, she admitted she used a backing track. “I am a perfectionist. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra [at the Inauguration],” she said. “Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk.” She said she was very proud of her performance at Inauguration. However, she didn't give a clear answer about whether or not a backing track will be used for the Super Bowl.
She finished the song at the news conference, simply asking (rhetorically of course), “Any questions?”
Case Closed. (TMZ)