Beyonce Apparently Lip Synced Her Inaugural Performance

A U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman says the superstar singer's performance was prerecorded.
3:13 | 01/23/13

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quarterback, said that wasn't They didn't change the verbiage at the line of scrimmage so the oh team knew what was coming. Bee onsay, the superstar remaining quiet right now. David wright has the story on the sound and the silence. Good morning, david. Reporter: The consensus was she nailed the performance. The question was, sit live or on tape? The story keeps changing. She has defenders and disappointed fans. ♪ And the rocket's red glare ♪ Reporter: On inauguration day, she stole the show. But was beyonce really singing live? Or just acting the national anthem to her own studio recording? Perhaps the session she photographed for her tumblr page. ♪ Oh say does that star-spangled ♪ Reporter: The marine corps band members were just pretending to play their instrument. The spokesman first said, she was lip-syncing. Last minute decision. I think if she did, people have a right to know why. ♪ Reporter: Four years ago, it was so cold on inauguration day, yo-yo ma finger-synced on his ch cello. Aretha franklin sang live. She tells abc news, I thought she did a beautiful job with the prerecord. Next time, I'll probably do the same. Why hasn't she said one way or the other? My guess is they probably had a prerecorded track in the back and to rye to explain it sounds like she made an excuse. ♪ My country 'tis of thee ♪ Reporter: Kelly clarkson said she didn't lip-sync the part. Watch her congratulate her, it's so hard, she said. The marine corps issued a statement from a higher up. No one in the marine corps is in a position to assess the performance. For now, beyonce is letting her performance speak for herself. ♪ Brave, the brave ♪ Reporter: The only people who may know for certain, the person running the sound board for the inauguration organizers and beyonce herself. And for now, they're not talking. George? Amy? The sound of silence. It does come down to her pulling that out. That could back up her story she was sing over the recording and they were kind of running into each other. She was singing one way or the other. I'm upset about the air trombone player trying to fool us with this. Is there they were just

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