By MELISSA CRONIN
Last Updated: 4:39 PM, January 22, 2013 – Posted: 11:49 AM, January 22, 2013
Beyonce Knowles’ flawless performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration was entirely lip-synched, Page Six has confirmed. A rep for the United States Marine Band revealed that she decided to perform to a pre-recorded track at the last minute.
“All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, a rep for the band tells Page Six. “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.”
The news will surely shock those who watched the emotional performance. At one point, Beyonce even dramatically removed her earpiece – which now seems even more ludicrous, as she wasn’t even making any noise.
A rep for Kelly Clarkson, however, tells Page Six, “Kelly did sing live!”
And a rep for James Taylor tells Page Six, “He was playing and singing live.”
Beyonce has since been spotted looking unhappy in New Orleans.