Beyonce’s flawless performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the inauguration was entirely lip-synched. A rep for the United States Marine Band revealed that she decided to use a pre-recorded track at the last minute. The spokesman said, “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day. 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 why.”
Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “My Country, Tis of Thee” was perfomed live. James Taylor’s performance was also live.
I guess we now know what to expect during the Super Bowl halftime show.