News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.
Local Business Search
Stock Summary
Dow17685.42-44.69
Nasdaq4994.09-15.12
S&P 5002070.71-6.07
AEP54.19-0.04
Comcast62.3850.045
GE26.425-0.355
N/AN/AN/A
LNC58.54-0.6
Navistar21.000.31
Raytheon96.581.01
SDI20.16-0.29
Verizon46.905-0.295

Beyonce lip-synced national anthem at inaugural

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:59 pm

WASHINGTON — Beyonce used a pre-recorded voice track to perform her rousing rendition of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to the U.S. Marine Band.

A band spokeswoman told news outlets Tuesday that the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would perform to the pre-recorded music. The band played their instruments live.

All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.

A representative for Beyonce did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Kelly Clarkson's representative said she sang live to perform "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."

The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about "hand-synching" for Obama's first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren't functioning properly in 19-degree weather.