Beyonce’s spectacular performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration Monday was too good to be true.
The songstress did indeed lip-synch the words to the national anthem, Kristin DuBois, a representative for the United States Marine Band, told the New York Post.
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” DuBois said. “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 (sic) reason why.”
Beyonce and the National Anthem have become Twitter trending topics Tuesday with more than 90,000 people combined freaking the heck out for no apparent reason (or just having some fun at the expense of the pop idol).
“Beyonce lip-synching the Star Spangled Banner makes me question fundamental truths of human existence,” tweeted Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post.
So the question is, how does Beyonce’s performance match up against other famous lip-synching fails? You be the judge.
Mariah Carey, 2008
Ashlee Simpson, 2004
Lindsay Lohan, 2007
Ashley Tisdale, 2007
50 Cent, 2007
Britney Spears, 2007
Milli Vanilli, 1990
C + C Music Factory, 2007
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