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Beyonce Sings National Anthem with Backing Track? (Video)

Beyonce Sings National Anthem with Backing Track? (Video)

Beyonce‘s performance of the Star Spangled Banner at this week’s Presidential Inauguration has sparked a ton of debate – was she singing live or was she lip-syncing?

A new video, along with analysis from British audio engineer Ian Shepherd, shows that Bey was indeed singing along to the song with a backing track.

In addition to the two different audio feeds heard in the video, Ian points out several points, including that her voice is hard to hear in the beginning before the sound-man quickly corrected it, her head tilting toward the microphone at 1:16 causing a bassy sound, and being able to “hear” her smile at 2:17.

DO YOU THINK Beyonce was singing along with a backing track?


Beyonce Sings National Anthem with Backing Track? (Video)

UPDATE: An inauguration official has spoken out anonymously, telling CNN, “she did not sing live. Because she didn’t have time to rehearse with the Marine Band, she decided to use her recording with the Marine Band. It was all Beyonce.”

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