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January 23rd, 2013
06:20 AM ET

Did Beyoncé fake it at the inauguration? AlwaysAList's Jawn Murray weighs in


Washington (CNN) – Pop star Beyoncé opted to use a "pre-recording" of her rendition of the National Anthem during inaugural ceremonies in Washington Monday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told CNN Tuesday.

U.S. Marine Band spokeswoman Kristen DuBois said early Tuesday that "we know why the decision was made," adding that the pop star "did not actually sing," but instead lip-synched her own voice.

Later in the day, however, the Marine Corps said in a statement that no one in their organization "is in a position to assess whether [Beyoncé's vocal performance] was live or pre-recorded."

The conflicting reports from the Marines have yet to be clarified by a statement from Beyoncé or her representatives, who have not responded to CNN's requests for comment.

This morning on "Early Start," AlwaysAList.com's Jawn Murray on reports that singer Beyoncé lip synched the National Anthem at the inauguration.

READ MORE: Marine Band says Beyoncé 'did not actually sing' during inaugural, then backpedals

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  1. MCarter

    What is there to figure out? You can HEAR her voice singing over the pre-recording. She did not lipsync she sang over her own voice JUST LIKE WHITNEY DID at the super bowl. During the ceremonyIyou can clearly hear two voices, I was not surprised, because often at super bowls and other televised out-door performances it is the standard in order to ensure that the voice matches the singer on the television. Taking out her earpiece is a clear sign that she was trying to sing over the voice, because it was throwing her off. Why won't someone do their job and interview a qualified sound engineer? .

    January 25, 2013 at 8:00 am | Reply
  2. Meme

    it doesnt really matter if she lipped sang or not because so many other singers lip sing because of the croud and nervousness....at concerts not all singers sing, they will lip sing, it was a big event but why does it matter?

    January 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Reply
  3. Mclemore

    Why does it matter. the world know that she can sing. Why is it on cnn does it make the marine feel better know that and it they didn't play live who know if they can really play. Am just saying leave it along.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  4. Paul Trowbridge

    were you standing for playing or just making sorry coments

    January 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  5. candodan

    This is a load of Bull. This story makes a mockery of all news. Where in the scheme of life and news does this even matter at all. The world is laughing at us when we do these stories.

    January 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Reply

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