Now let me see if I understand this. Beyoncé sang at the President’s inaugural and she may or may not have, (technically) lip synced the National Anthem.
I say “technically” because even though it was pre-recorded she still “technically” sang the song, perhaps not in a loud manner, because when you’re lip syncing a song you don’t have to hit those high notes because, obviously, it’s pre-recorded, so the high notes and high voice are already there. BUT…if you’re moving your lips and sounds are “technically” coming out of your mouth, then you’re actually singing the song along with the lip sync version.
Kind of a two for one deal. And everybody, even the President loves twofers. I myself go out of my way to take advantage of a two for one deal. So, speaking of deals, what’s the big “deal” if she did lip sync the National Anthem? Everybody has already heard the song a gazillion times and already know the words enough to lip sync it at home.
I don’t get it. Especially since everyone, except the news media, knew in advance that she was going to lip sync it. Am I missing something here.
Master Sgt. Kristin DuBois, spokeswoman for the President’s Own United States Marine Band, confirms to USA TODAY’s Maria Puente that Beyoncé was lip-syncing.
“It’s standard operating procedure for musicians to pre-record crucial music such as Hail to the Chief and The Star-Spangled Banner. “You can’t have a presidential inauguration and not have Hail to the Chief and Star-Spangled Banner,” she says.
And it’s not unprecedented to use the pre-recorded track, as Yo-Yo Ma did last time, classical instruments being delicate in cold weather. But the band performed live for the entire ceremony, except for Beyoncé.”
SEE! Even Yo Yo Ma. And his own ma probably knew he pre-recorded stuff.
Media officer Capt. Gregory A. Wolf, (no relation to that big bad wolf) said that there was no opportunity for Ms Knowles-Carter, (Beyoncé) to rehearse with the Marine band before the inauguration so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event.
That’s the official word, (which was not lip synced) but there still seems to be some discrepancy as to if she did or if she didn’t……lip sync that is. Obviously a story that will have major repercussions throughout the world. Possibly causing many people to take up lip syncing or possibly lip sync talking rather than actually talking at any given time.
But this actually is nothing new. It’s only getting headline news because it was at the President’s inaugural and because it was Beyoncé. Which is beyonce me.
Lip syncing has been going on for eons. Do ya think Moses came down from the mount and actually had enough strength to read everyone in that huge crowd in attendance all of the things contained in the Ten Commandments? Come on! The poor guy is up there on that mountain, cold and wearing only a robe for cripes sake. I’m sure he knew he’d catch a cold or something like laryngitis, so he pre-recorded the commandments and just lip synced it later for the crowd. Makes sense to me.
I know, I know, you’re all skeptics. Ya need further proof that lip syncing has been around forever. Don’t believe the Moses story? Ok….so I can’t definitely prove that. BUT…..I have further evidence that lip syncing has been around, and, if ya don’t buy the Moses theory, how about another icon. Yes, someone as powerful as Moses and revered so much that he now is teaching GOD himself how to lip sync.
YES! Dick Clark!
Go ahead. Laugh. But it’s true. After Dick Clark heard about Moses, by obviously reading a long-lost segment of the Bible, or got his hands on part of the Dead Sea Scrolls and had them translated, he discovered the lip syncing technique. AND…..THEN…..used it on American Bandstand.
Did ya ever hear anybody complain about all those rock and roll artists lip syncing on American Bandstand? NO!
Did anybody care? NO! Did the news media go bonkers? NO! So was it wrong for Beyoncé to lip sync the National Anthem? NO! Do you care that I myself am lip syncing as I’m writing this blog rather than actually saying the words that I’m typing? NO!
Need more proof. Watch this actual lip syncing as performed by Frankie Avalon on American Bandstand:
SEE! Further proof that lip syncing has been around for decades. If not eons. An American classic, “Dede Dinah” being lip synced. Nobody went berserk because Frankie Avalon lip synced it. Ya didn’t see all the major networks go into major overload did ya? Yeah, he could have sung the national Anthem on Dick Clark’s show too and nobody would have given a rats ass if he lip synced it. So there!
HEY! While we’re at it. What about all those Muppet voices. Yeah You heard me. Do ya hear anybody saying those voices that come out of the Muppets mouths, like Miss Piggy and Kermit are lip synced? Of course not. We all know it’s their real voices. Besides, even if it wasn’t and some guy was hiding under a curtain somewhere doing their voices, who cares! They’re stars and they can hire whoever they want to lip sync, or talk sync for them.
So this broo ha ha all about Beyoncé lip syncing the National Anthem is a bunch of, to quote VP Biden, “malarkey.” As bunches of malarkeys go. (they come in bunches like bananas)
So everybody “chill out” for cripes sake. You saw Beyoncé sing. She moved her lips, She was beautiful. Everybody in the audience enjoyed themselves and could care less if it was real of lip synced, (except the media who apparently were bored outta their ever-loving trees) and that’s that! Case closed.
Now let’s get on to more important stuff.
Like are those really Speaker John Bohener’s tears when he’s crying or just drops of Visine.
Now THAT’s a story!
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