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Beyonce lip-synched the anthem

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/americas/article3664997.ece

    http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2013/01/22/beyonce-lip-synced-national-anthem-social-media-does-not-approve-see-the-performance-and-reaction-here/

    That's now arguably the two greatest anthem performances of our lifetime, both faked.

    They better not tell me Ray Charles' "America The Beautiful" was pre-recorded too.
     
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Unavailable for commet ... their own or the thoughts of others:

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  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The only thing I remember from covering that Super Bowl. This may sound stupid, but I would be devastated if I found out that was pre-recorded.
     
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    And, yet, it was still the most genuine part of the whole day.
     
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    When does she record her live Super Bowl concert?
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Well, that, and Paul Ryan jogging from Baltimore to the inauguration in 10 minutes flat.
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    So nice of Mitt Romney to miss the inauguration to spend the day with his wives
     
  8. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Does this really matter?
     
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Still her voice, still her singing the song (unlike Milli Vanilli). Not sure why this feels like a letdown or betrayal to people.
     
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    This.
     
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Lip-synching makes the performance not seem so real, not in the moment, more of a studio-manufactured moment a singer is pantomiming to. Put it this way, Az: what did you enjoy more? Bandstand with its lip-synching or Midnight Special with its live performances?
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    I'd much prefer a live performance. Especially in rock. Or from great icons like Ray Charles or Ella Fitzgerald.

    But I also wouldn't ask either of them to shout down the mid-morning January wind trying to sing the anthem live at a presidential inaugural.

    And pop performers like Beyonce or Katy Perry or Britney now routinely pre-record chunks of their arena/stadium shows to cover the long dance sequences required of them.

    I don't think it feels like a cheat to them.
     
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