Report: Beyonce Lip-Synced National Anthem [VIDEO]

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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:

Audio clip:

(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. ┬áThe 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:

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