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Beyonce: Why I Lip-Synced At Inauguration
Superstar singer Beyonce has said she lip-synced the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration because she wanted her performance to be flawless.
After opening a news conference on Thursday by belting out The Star-Spangled Banner - as if to leave no doubt of her capabilities - Beyonce answered questions from reporters about the inauguration show and her upcoming Super Bowl appearance.
She is scheduled to perform during the Sunday championship football game's half-time show.
The singer called herself a "perfectionist" and said various conditions - including cold weather and lack of time to practise - led to her decision to use a pre-recorded track at Mr Obama's ceremony.
She said: "I practise until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra.
"Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk.
"It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry.
"I'm very proud of my performance."
All inaugural performances are pre-recorded ahead of time as a fallback.
Beyonce has trailed photos and video of herself preparing for the Super Bowl show, which is expected to be the biggest audience of her career.
Last year's half-time performance by Madonna was the most-watched Super Bowl show ever, with roughly 114 million viewers - more than watched the football game itself.
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what do you think?
In other words Beyonce and be honest about this - you can't really sing.
Yes , she wanted it to be perfect, .... so she didn't do it ???? Lol. What a pro.
Sing ? has she ever sung ?
Get this off the news, who gives a .....?
I agree. Who gives a .........?
I don't get why pete and I get a Thumbs down? Is it the usual suspects? Could be. Is it outraged Americans? How dare our special day be desecrated in this way. Is it outraged Beyonce fans? How dare our idol con us like this oh who gives......?
So, you wanted it to be perfect? No Autotune to rely on & you obviously don't trust your own voice for a live electronically unaided performance. Call yourself a singer, PAH!!