Beyonce’s performance of the national anthem at Monday’s Inauguration received terrific reviews, but according to several reports, she didn’t sing it live.
FOX News Radio’s Sabrina Sabbagh reports:
(Beyonce – “Star-Spangled Banner”) “And the rockets red glare…”
Millions of people watched Beyonce belt out a flawless rendition of the national anthem, but it turns out she was reported to be lip-syncing to a pre-recorded version – one she had the opportunity to get perfect before anyone heard it.
(Beyonce – “Star-Spangled Banner”) “That our flag was still there…”
A spokesperson for the Marine Band has confirmed that listeners heard a version of the song Beyonce had recorded at a Marine Corps studio in Washington on Sunday night. The spokesperson says, at the last minute, Beyonce and the band received orders to use a recorded version of the national anthem instead of performing it live, but it’s unclear why.
Sabrina Sabbagh, FOX News Radio.
WATCH Beyonce perform the national anthem at Monday’s Inauguration: