Ok everyone calm down. Now we all know B can sang...why all the controversy? It was cold, not the best circumstances for a singer or sound. They said sound was beating off the walls surrounding the area which can cause havoc on the ears. Especially the singer. The music director made the call to voice track and have B sing over the pre-recorded track. As far as her getting a pass because she is Beyonce..it doe not matter who it was. It could have been Keri Hilson, Ciara, Janet, Mary...I'm sure they would have followed the advice of the music director and sang over a pre-recorded track as well. TRUST ME! Here is the full story and some reaction from other celebs who "sing".
A source close to Beyonce has said that she didn't think there was anything wrong singing over a pre-recorded track for her performance of the National Anthem at the Inauguration on Monday (January 22st). According to Us Weekly, the source said, "She didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story."
The source continued, "Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track." The source added that Bey didn't completely lip-sync the song, saying, "She did sing, but used a track."
CELEBS REACT TO BEY'S LIP-SYNCHING SCANDAL
Some celebs have defending Beyonce's decision to use a backing track. Aretha Franklin admitted that she laughed when she heard about the scandal. She told ABC News, "When I heard the news this evening that she was pre-recorded I really laughed. I thought it was funny because the weather down there was about 46 or 44 degrees and for most singers that is just not good singing weather. When I heard that I just really cracked up. I thought it was really funny, but she did a beautiful job with the pre-record ... next time I'll probably do the same."
Beyonce's Destiny's Child mate Michelle Williams told Entertainment Tonight, "It's their personal preference. With big crowds and echoes, you know when it's a big historical moment, you don't want any room for any mistakes so I can understand why it was done."