Beyonce opens up about lip-synching, “I didn’t there was anything wrong” with using a pre-recorded track
Everyone’s talking about Beyonce lip-synching the National Anthem at the Inauguration on Monday. I don’t care, honestly, why should we care. It was a flawless performance, everyone knows she can sing, and she wanted a perfect performance. Who cares. Well, now Beyonce has broken her silence about the incident.
A source confirms to Us Weekly that Beyoncé did use a backing track for her national anthem performance. “She didn’t think there was anything wrong with it,” the source explains. “Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story.”
Continues the source: “Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track.”
Still, the insider clarifies that Beyoncé didn’t completely lip-synch the song: “She did sing, but used a track.”
The source concedes that Beyoncé is disappointed by the so-called controversy: “A technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment.”
It’s no big deal…. let’s move on, people. Seriously.
Her former Destiny’s Child castmember Michelle Williams has commented to ET. She said “I will say this, it’s not the first or the last time that someone has had to lip-sync…my greatest singer of all time, Whitney Houston, it came to light that her anthem was in fact lip-synced.” Williams also discusses artists using back-up tracks for live performances, “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.”