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January 23rd, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Star-Spangled Controversy

An official from Monday's presidential inauguration told CNN that Beyoncé didn't sing the national anthem live.  She apparently lip-synced her performance over a recording she made before the event.

It's not unusual.  Others have performed to pre-recorded music in previous inaugurations, and most inauguration singers have a pre-recorded backup.  But Monday's other performers did sing live, and critics are saying Beyoncé should have, too.

After seeing the clip in Thursday's show, tell us your opinion.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Please remember to include only your first name when commenting.


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  1. Hope

    I think she should have because the others singed live and maybe she had sing problems so that's why

    January 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm |
    • Hcalla

      singed? seriously

      January 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
      • Maddie

        Hcalla, this is a blog, not a grammar lesson.

        January 28, 2013 at 10:04 am |
    • McCoy

      I think it matters because its a tradition that i think is important. Even if you mess up its fine because everybody makes mistakes.

      January 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
    • Thomas

      Beyonce has proven her talent; therefore if she did lip-sync being invited to be apart of the entire ceremony was based on her sheer talent. I really do not think it matters.

      January 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm |
    • Alex

      I also think that Beyonce should of actually sang because shes not being a true artist by not.

      January 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm |
      • Alex

        I also dont like the fact she chose the Star Spangled Banner song to lip sing to. But i think they are freaking out about it way to much.

        January 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm |
    • Shontera

      It doesn't really matter if she was lip syncing or not. We all know she can sing. So what iif she did a little lip syncing.

      January 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm |
    • Spencer

      I honestly don't know, but if she DID lisping, she did a pretty good job hiding it.

      January 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
    • maria

      she did sing most of the song then started lup singing

      January 26, 2013 at 9:34 am |
    • maria

      she did sing most of the song then started lip singing

      January 26, 2013 at 9:35 am |
  2. Marshall

    Honestly, I don't like it... I mean after the Kelly Clarkson incident you would think everyone would do this but c'mon, this is the inauguration. This is ten times more important than a normal Beyonce concert (Although normal is not a word commonly associated with Beyonce) this is the swearing in of our President. I mean, I don't know, I've never been a fan of Beyonce but I feel as though this is making me become less of a fan. I mean I feel as though this falls under the same category of when Justin Beiber showed up in messy overalls, this is serious business people, not just something that happens every day. Show some respect.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
    • Ciara

      I don't think this is such a big deal. I think the media made it worse. If other singers have done this before, why is it such a big deal when Beyonce lip sync? Plus, messing up on the President's Inauguration would have been worse. It's cold, thousands present and millions watching... she just didn't want to mess up.

      January 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
    • bella

      I agree with you, this is serious it isn't no game.

      January 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
    • Maddie

      I agree but what does this have to do with Kelly Clarkson and Justin Bieber? I've never been a fan of J. B., but why did you bring him and Kelly up? What did Kelly Clarkson do in her incident anyway?

      January 28, 2013 at 10:08 am |
  3. Gibby

    I think that Beyonce shouldn't have done that. This is america, we either have real things like strong duct tape and delicious bacon or we have junk that is imported. We shouldn't have our national anthem faked. It was written down we should at least give it some decent respect. If I hear anything else about someone faking something american I am going to explode.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:14 pm |
    • Emma

      Even though critics say Beyonce did lip sync, I personally think she didn't. I mean, people do lip sync, but I'm sure Beyonce didn't and wouldn't lip sync at an inauguration. I mean c'mon, this is Beyonce we're talking about. And wouldn't people think Beyonce would admit it if she did? Yes, there's a recording for back up, but still, there's a big chance she didn't lip sync.

      January 24, 2013 at 7:50 pm |
    • Macie

      i do think that ebyonce lip-synched, but l no one should blame her what is she has the flu no one should judge her beacause of that.

      January 25, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  4. Katherine

    I'm not shocked that famous singers lip sing, I've heard lots of nasty rumors about singers lip singing all the time.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
    • Macie

      I do think that beyonce did lip-synched but lots of people do.

      January 25, 2013 at 9:40 am |
  5. Campbell

    I think that Beyonce should have done her preformance live. Lip-syncing is not fair. Especially when you're preforming in front of the president.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
  6. Kelsey

    I don't think it was a good idea to lip sync( if she did) because it was a big deal; singing in the inauguration. It may not have been Beyonce' s best idea. She may have let down millions of people, probably Mr. Obama the most. I certainly would be upset,( once again IF this is true) because she could have shone her real voice to us but, no.I think she is lying because they won't say what she did or did not do.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
  7. Vicky

    I don't think that its the public's responsibility to tell a singer the way they are supposed to produce a song. However, singing it live would have been more appropriate, because Beyonce caused a lot of confusion after the innauguration.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm |
  8. Nikita

    I really dont see what the big problem is. She was in freezing weather and her vocals were probably scratchy. People should really put themselves in her shoes and look at what they wouldve done in a situation like that. We should be focused on the real subject at hand which is president Obama's inauguration.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
  9. Alex

    I don't think it's a big deal...we should be focusing on more important things. There's many reasons that could lead her to want to lip-sync...perhaps she had a sore throat?

    January 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm |
  10. Nikita

    I believe violent video games and DVDs absolutely affect the way young kids act. You always hear them say "I want to be like my mommy, big sis or bro etc.". So what make you think that if they're allways watching violence it's not what they would like to be like?

    January 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
  11. Allie

    I don't think it matters. The Star-Spangled banner got performed, that's all anyone should really care about.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm |
  12. Maanav

    Beyoncé must have been scared to make a mistake in a huge crowd, so she must have used some backup pre-recording.

    January 23, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
  13. Lezell

    I feel that it is sad that these singers need to pre-record, if they were truly good singers, they would sing it live.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:05 pm |
    • daphne

      That's what I was thinking too. If your a professinally trained singer and have a great voice you don't have to use lip syncing. So many of the so called "great" singers today really just yell and shout. People think if you can carry a tune or stay on key you are a great singers. This is one major reason many of today's singers in pop culture do not sing live. they can't depend on their vocals to be the best. That would never happen with a live opera singer or someone like Barbara Strisand.

      January 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
  14. Neal

    It doesn't really matter. She did pay her respects to President Obama by actually attending the inauguration.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm |
  15. Devan

    Yes because everybody can do what they want if they want to.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm |
  16. Christine

    Beyonce should have sang live. This wasn't some ordinary concert. She was singing to America and the president and she didn't take the responsibility and advantage seriously.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm |
  17. Alyssa

    I think Beyonce should be left alone because it was cold, and she was sick, and had a cough. She has also been practicing for the Super Bowl, therefore Beyonce has been very busy. If it was a paid concert then yes, she should of sung it live.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
    • Damien

      agreey alyssa

      January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Crystle

      I agree with you nice thinking.

      January 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
  18. Adeena

    I really don't think it matters, to be honest. Beyonce still sang the song beforehand if she lip-synced.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
  19. Kyle

    I don't think it matters that much. If she lip-synced or not it truly doesn't make a difference at all. It's not going to hurt anybody if she did.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm |
  20. Junior

    NO!!!! she shouldn't of sang she's a liar.She lip-synced the National Anthem =( Who does that

    January 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm |
    • Katie

      Uhh Beyonce does. :P

      January 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm |
  21. Emma S

    I think that Beyonce was making the national anthem something good, stupid. If she can't sing a simple song live, what can she do? I would rather her mess it up live, than lip-synced.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
    • madisonS.

      i tottally agree.If she wanted to sing, then whats the point of of lip sync

      January 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
    • Hanaan

      i think its mostly about the message being given to us to our country, to America, and to our independence she possibly didn't want to embarrass her country and pre-recorded it. But we should be controversing over it. :(

      January 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
      • Hanaan

        I mean we shouldn't be conroversing over it

        January 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm |
  22. Erica

    It doesn't matter if she sang live or not. What is really important is whether the song gives messages to us. Why should people care if Beyonce sang live or not?

    January 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm |
  23. Minjoon

    Most other singer's lip-synced at the inauguration, so why not her too? Even though all the other singers sang live at that particular inauguration, Beyonce must have been trying to make herself sound perfect, so our national anthem sounds terrific.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
  24. Branden

    I think it was wrong because she is a very well known and really good artist and she doesn't need to lip-sync she is a good singer on her own.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm |
  25. Abby

    I think what Beyonce did was wrong. Your not dancing, so why should you be lip-syncing? Most singers only lip-sync when they do a music video or are dancing live. But if your just standing there and belting notes, I think that a person should only lip-sync if nessicary.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:22 pm |
  26. Ryley

    i think she lip singed because you could hear the echo in the background... after a little bit she started to sing that is when you hear the echo

    January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  27. Katie

    I think that Beyonce should have sung live like all the other Monday performers, becuase she got all the fame and the glory on how well she sang, when she wasnt singing live. I was watching the inauguration, and i thought that she did the best. But when i found out she was lip – syncing, i had my doubts. I feel bad for the other prformer, because they all worked hard and performed live and practiced to get it perfect, under all tht pressure, but Beyonce on the othr hand, just went ahead and lip – synced so she wouldnt have to worry about messing up. SING LIVE BEYONCE!!!

    January 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
  28. Brielle

    If Beyonce did lip synch, I don't think she is telling because she could be embarassed. The only star at the Inoguration to lip synch is pressuring, so I don't think she told because she didn't want to be embarassed.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm |
  29. Emile

    She did not have two. People in America sing the National Anthem for everything they played when a amusent park opened so I think people in America should get the right to chose if they lip sink or not because we play the National Anthem way to much.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
  30. Trevor

    I think that it is no big deal whatsoever if she was lip-singing. What difference does it make if you just mouth the words?

    January 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm |
  31. Davis

    I think that it is wrong that she would lip sing the star spangled banner that is a disgrace to our country

    January 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm |
  32. siye

    I think Beyonce did sing live.
    If she used pre-recorded music, It is possible to sing along to it, isn't it?
    I think she just prvented making mistake because it's a presidental inaugration.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:34 pm |
  33. Cole

    Why does it matter? People are only talking about this because people like to complain. There is no direct or indirect effect on anything. Maybe she was afraid of messing up and embarrassing herself. Maybe she actually did perform live. It doesn't matter. People should stop obsessing over the things that don't matter.

    January 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
  34. JAROD

    Lip-syncing is not a huge deal. Why is it? I'm clueless.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:05 am |
  35. Byron

    I don't really care if Beyoncé lip-synced. If she did then she did lip-sync than she did a very good job. If she didn't then same to her. Also it is not everyday that Beyoncé sings the national anthem. Another thing I would like to point out is that people shouldn't just say that somebody did something without investigating first. As long as Beyoncé tried her best that is all that counts.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:28 am |
  36. Izzie

    I believe that she should have sung with no pre-recording because the Presidential Inaguration is a really important event, one that has national attention. If everyone else sung with no recording, why shouldn't she? Especially with a thing like this, genuine singing is favorable to me.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:19 am |
  37. Yiseul

    I see no reason why Beyoncé can't lip-sync. There are no rules that say the singers have to sing live, so why make such a big deal?

    January 24, 2013 at 2:45 am |
  38. Jane

    I think it's a tell tale sign that something is wrong when we have millions of people who could have sang the anthem live and we uplift someone who can't as if they can. It's a terrible message to young people to say you don't in fact have to become really good at something. In reality anyone with eyes who has followed Beyonce's career knows that her father made a serious of unethical and savvy business deals. Beyonce is no Aretha Franklin yet she has that primary place in the industry amongst modern singers. This matters because cheaters should never prosper and you should get out of something what you've put in. Her having something she didn't work for means someone who worked for it doesn't .

    January 24, 2013 at 4:09 am |
  39. Ralissa

    i believe that she should have sang it live, you have a one in a million chance to sing in front of a president. if you get the chance make it the best preformence you can. But if she was sick then it would be reasonable to lip-sync.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:27 am |
  40. Jeremy

    It wont matter as long as it was good and if she Pre-Recorded it her self wouldn't that be fine?

    January 24, 2013 at 7:25 am |
    • Jackie

      No, she could have auto tuned it in the studio.

      January 27, 2013 at 12:26 am |
  41. Daniel

    Who cares if it was a recording or live, all that matters is that we forgive her if it was recorded.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:31 am |
  42. Jack

    I thinks beyonce can do what she wants. She did not fully sing it.it is not a law .

    January 24, 2013 at 7:43 am |
  43. Jorden

    she might of been nervis that she might mess up and no it dosent mater because it might not of been her then but it was still her.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:49 am |
  44. Brody

    I think she didn't sing because I think she was off just a little bit.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:06 am |
  45. Parker

    She was lip singing because she was trying to look good in front of the president. this makes her weak showing she can't sing on her own.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:07 am |
  46. Kendall

    Well, maybe she did lip-synce. I mean, its not like this was the first time this was done. I don't see why everyone is making a big deal out of it. Calm down,you could barley tell anyway.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:09 am |
  47. Hallie

    I don't think it really matters, either way she still sang the song at some point.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:11 am |
    • mark

      true

      January 26, 2013 at 9:05 am |
  48. Arrianna

    I don't think it really matters. She did an amazing job and that should be the only thing thats important.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  49. Arrianna

    I dont think it really matters if she lip-sang or not. She did really well and that is all that should be important.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:21 am |
  50. Lacy

    I don't think she lip-singed because in the video Carl showed us she was taking a ear bud out of her ear. She was most likely listening to the words so she could remember what key to sing the words in.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  51. Davis

    In the grand scheme of things this does bot matter we have a lot of other issues in the country that we have to deal with and we have seen people do it before

    January 24, 2013 at 8:23 am |
  52. katherine

    I think it doesn't matters not usuall concert, but in presidential inauguration. Cause' it's the moment President Obama becoming US president again, and as a Korean, I think Beyoncé should follow courtesy.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:32 am |
  53. Seamus

    If you were singing in front of the President, wouldn't you want to make sure you did it right? It makes sense that she was pressured not to slip up and be embarrassed. And why does it matter what Beyoncé does? How does it affect us what a celebrity does?

    January 24, 2013 at 8:34 am |
  54. Danner

    I don't think that it is a problem for Beyoncé to have lip-synced her performance, especially since other performers have done the same thing.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:35 am |
  55. Bethany

    I don't think that it really matters if she sang or not...... As long as Obama and the world loved it,it doesn't matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:35 am |
  56. Andrew

    I do not think she lip-sync. The instrumental of the national anthem that the band played and the record singing had to match up perfectly, making it impossible to even achieve at all.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:42 am |
  57. Donaleya

    I don't not think she was lip singing I know for a fact that that is just her voice people should sit back and enjoy the ride because she is awesome.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:45 am |
  58. Conrad

    As long as she was the one that sang the song, it doesn't matter. It's not like she didn't sing the song in the first place.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:45 am |
  59. Leeah

    I think that she should've sang live like everyone else. Maybe there is a good reason for doing what she did.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:49 am |
  60. Mary

    I do think Beyonce lip sung the National Anthem. Maybe she was sick or something, a soar throat or a cold that would make her want to lip sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:52 am |
  61. peter

    it dissent mater but shy shaud still tall the treth instead of holding back

    January 24, 2013 at 8:52 am |
  62. Phoebe

    I don't think it really matters if she sang it live it or not. It was HER that was singing on the recording. It's okay to lip-sync, but if she lied about doing it, that's what is not okay.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:56 am |
  63. Nolan

    I don't think that it matters because she did a good job.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:07 am |
    • Mae

      I think that it does matter even if she did a good job. She did a good job because she recorded herself.

      January 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm |
  64. Xander

    I think people should say stuff because it doesn't matter what she did because if she was lip syncing she still did an amazing job. And she should get credit for it.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:08 am |
  65. Logan

    I don't think it matters because many other singers have done it before and she still did a great job. I don't think people should just make a big deal about it now because it hasn't been before.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:09 am |
  66. Xander

    If beyond lip sinked who cares its nobodies business she doesn't have to sing so in my opinion it's ok

    January 24, 2013 at 9:10 am |
  67. Nolan

    I don't think it matters because it was good and it does kinda sound like she did but other singers have also done the same thing and she sang it, maybe not there but she had to of sang it sometime. But it was for our country and that's the important part.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:15 am |
  68. Austin

    I think that it shouldn't be a big deal if she lip synced or not. It doesn't matter how she sang it as long as she sang it anyway.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:16 am |
  69. Logan

    It's not a big deal because she had to sing it to record it so no matter what she actually sang it at one point. It's her voice so it doesn't when she sang it, it just matters that she actually did

    January 24, 2013 at 9:16 am |
  70. James

    I think this is a piece of do-do, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE SHE SINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 9:17 am |
  71. Sarah

    It dosent really matter if she was lip sinking or not she still sang it thats what matters

    January 24, 2013 at 9:19 am |
  72. Tanya

    I think that she did lip sync but i dont blame her. that is a hard song to sing, I just think that she should admit it

    January 24, 2013 at 9:20 am |
  73. Brent

    I think that Beyoncé should not have lip synced because all of the others preformers did not lip sync, because she sang it once in the recording she could have just sang it again because it was an important cause. Beyoncé should sing live in any of her future prefromances.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:21 am |
  74. Hallie

    I think that she did lip-sync but so what is she did? She still sung it, she just didn't sing it live! It doesn't really matter how she sung it. It matters if she sung it, and she did.Just not live. So whats the problem?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:22 am |
  75. Tony

    I say she was lip singing because you could see her on some words not singing that word so i say she was lip singing and it is posable that she has a sore throat

    January 24, 2013 at 9:22 am |
  76. Jacob

    I think she should be aloud to lip-sync if she wants to. I'm sure she had a perfectly good reason and if she doesn't want us to know then we shouldn't be trying to find out.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 am |
    • Brittany

      Yupper

      January 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm |
  77. Hallie

    I don't think it really matters, either way she still sang the song at some point. I think that she did lip-sync but so what is she did? She still sung it, she just didn't sing it live! It doesn't really matter how she sung it. It matters if she sung it, and she did.Just not live. So whats the problem?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 am |
  78. Hayden

    It sure looked like she sung it live to me. It's pretty hard to tell if she was lip-syncing or not. I wonder if that will affect the Super Bowl halftime show.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 am |
  79. Reid

    I think that people should leave her alone because she sang it before. I doesn't matter if she sang it then or didn't. She still sang it on the recording.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:23 am |
  80. Austin

    I think that it doesn't matter if she lip synced the song or not. She sang it in her voice anyways so it shouldn't matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:24 am |
  81. Ashley

    Not all games can be good they can lead kids to do stuff there not allowed to do

    January 24, 2013 at 9:25 am |
  82. Ashley

    Because when they get older they may remember that stuff or still be playing the game and mite hurt some one

    January 24, 2013 at 9:26 am |
  83. Lily

    I don't think it really matters if she did. As long as it was her voice, I don't think it matters. Maybe she was sick and her voice wasn't as good. Wouldn't want to dissapoint the public, so she may have used the best recording she made. Lip singing isn't cheating (to me), it's just not expected.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:27 am |
  84. Alba

    If Beyonce lip sing that's not people business. I think she has a beautiful voice and people shouldn't worry about if she did or not. Every artist has lip sing before.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:29 am |
  85. Maddy

    I think she was lip syncing, but they are putting a lot of pressure on her. It takes a lot of courage for her to get up and sing in front of thousands of people.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:29 am |
  86. Russell

    My opinion is that she lip-synced her performance over a recording she made before the event.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:29 am |
  87. Cori

    Who cares.....

    January 24, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  88. Russell

    I don't think she sang live but why dose to matter

    January 24, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  89. Daniel

    I really does not matter because if she did lisping the recording is still her.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  90. Wes

    To me I don't think it matters because she had recorded it before and if she did she was still singing it her voice could have been hoarse.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  91. Rock

    I don't think it really matters that much

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  92. Lizzy

    I think she should have sing live i'm just wondering why sh. lip sing

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  93. Bradley

    It should not matter she still singed the song.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  94. MyMie

    It shouldn't matter. At least she sung for them live or not. She showed up. Sung or recorded it. They still got a show.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  95. Braiden

    I think she should have sung the song live because this is our country's song.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 am |
  96. heather

    I do not think that she lip singed because I saw her throat move and vibrate. If there is a chance that she lip singed then it would be fantastic lip singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:44 am |
  97. shannon

    Why does it matter if she lip sings because its still her same music just not live so it does not really matter

    January 24, 2013 at 9:44 am |
  98. Cori

    It doesn't matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:44 am |
  99. lizbeth

    I think that she shout sing with her own voice because if she does it no one will like her

    January 24, 2013 at 9:45 am |
  100. Daniel

    i think that she was lip sinking because when she was looking in every witch direction and then had a ear piece in her ear.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am |
  101. jenna

    Does it matter..its still her voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am |
  102. Andrew

    No i think it doesn't matter shes pretty so leave her alone.I mean i don't see any other people wanting to sing it she did a good job so if she did it i does not matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am |
  103. Daniel

    It doesnt matter

    January 24, 2013 at 9:47 am |
  104. Rich

    Is this really news worthy? It doesn't seem important because she obviously sang the song at one point. Why are people getting so upset about this?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  105. Ilana

    It does not matter if Beycone lip-synced at the inauguration, either way it was still her voice. It should not be a big deal because the anthem she sang has more meaning than how she sang it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:13 am |
  106. Dakota and Kate

    We believe that she did, but if it is true that she did WHO CARES, almost every singer has in their time, and we personally just do not care.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  107. Trenton

    False, so so False.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  108. Shyann

    I don't think it matters much, She is the one who made the recording that least.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  109. john

    i think it is disrespectful to the president to lip-sync at a inaugration.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  110. Josh

    Why does it matter, it is a song that says what this country is all about and it was done well, I believe it should be left alone

    January 24, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  111. elizabeth

    They just wanted it to be perfect. Imagine how embarrassing to America it would have been if she messed up the National Anthem. It's not like a concert where people pay just to hear them sing live.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  112. Maddie

    I don't know what to think honestly. I don't see why people are making such a big deal out of it, but I also don't get why she did it if she did do it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  113. Oriana

    Why does it even matter? Everybody already knows Beyonce can sing!!! Even if she WAS lip-syncing she must have had a really good reason to do it! Maybe she just didn't want to mess up! I think people should just give this up.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:22 am |
  114. Paige

    This reflects badly on herself and on the nation. People will start questioning the legitimacy of the whole inauguration. What was real and what wasn't?

    January 24, 2013 at 10:26 am |
  115. Izzy

    I don't think Beyonc'e lip sang the star spangled banner

    January 24, 2013 at 10:28 am |
  116. Richard

    No because so what if she lip synced but she should have just said she did it, because that is alot of pressure on someone to do in front of America. But when she lies and says she didnt do it that makes it 100 times worse so she should just confess. Its not like it will ruin her career if she did not tell.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:28 am |
  117. william

    What i think is none matter for her sing it if she not sing at concert she is good because most,some and all get problem.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:31 am |
  118. Natalie

    I think that Beyonce was not lip singing she was relly singing that was an ear piece to her the back round music.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:31 am |
  119. Ty

    Why would it matter. I've seen a lot other lip-syncing from other stars. We shouldn't be making a big deal out of it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:38 am |
  120. christian

    it really doesn't matter if she was lip singing or not because either way she still sounded great.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  121. eli

    i dont think she would of been lip singing because she is a fantastic singer why would she do that

    January 24, 2013 at 10:46 am |
  122. takoda

    all she basically did was she used an ear piece just in case she could not sing or she needed help with the song

    January 24, 2013 at 10:46 am |
  123. jake

    it doesn't matter

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  124. Caylor

    I think it is dumb that there making a bug deal out of this it dose not mater. Tons of singers lip sing

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  125. Makayla

    I think she did not sing live because she was singing and she took something out of he ear. So i think that she was lip singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  126. Brett

    I don't think it matters because the article says its not that unusual for someone to have something pre-recorder and to lip sing it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  127. Channler

    It matter's because if you been ask to sing the star-spangle banner by the president or government you should learn all the words and sing live

    January 24, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  128. Taylor

    I don't really think she was lip-singing!! She wouldn't do that!

    January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am |
  129. Kenny

    I don't know why she would lip sync but personally I don't like Obama so I would probably do the same think but other than that I don't know why she would be doing that sort of thing

    January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am |
  130. Alex

    I think that Beyonce did lip sing and that she should commit lip singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:48 am |
  131. kevin

    Lip singing in a inauguration is a insult like she dosent care

    January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  132. D'Artagnan

    wow!?who does that expecially at a presidential event!!!! not right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  133. Corbin

    It does not madder if she lip sing as long as some one is sing it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  134. destiny

    who cares if she recorded her self it shouldn't matter and it's no ones business
    if she did or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  135. cayden

    why does it madder, many other people have lip synced before why does it count all of a sudden, if she doesn't want to tell the press she doesn't have to so i say back off.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  136. shawn

    I think that she did not sing

    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  137. Cole

    I think she is lip singing since she looks like she is going too far for how she is singing but I don't think it really matters though

    January 24, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  138. Ryland

    I don't mind that she lip sang. All that matters is that it was her own voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
  139. Samantha + Sarah

    We think that it was wrong because it showed lack of respect to every one there, and we bet that a lot of people came there to watch her and all the other people LIVE.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
    • dale

      I think you just like to whine.

      January 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  140. Genna

    Does it really matter? If she recorded it before, she still sang it.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
  141. whitney

    I don't know if she really did lip sink or no but it was really wrong to do if she did but it really dose not matter if she did or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
  142. Sharmarke

    I don't think it matters. These days the media just make a big deal out of everthing

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
  143. Liese

    First of all, if you don't have proof that she was lip-syncing, there's no reason to make a big deal about it. Second of all, as long as it was Beyonce's voice, it doesn't matter. I mean, she sang it at some point, didn't she?

    January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |
  144. Landon

    I dont think it matters if she lip singed or not if she did she should admit it though just so everyone will stop whining.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:53 am |
  145. Katelyn

    I think Beyonc'e probably did lip sync. I don't think it really matters that Beyonc'e lip synced because some other performers have lip synced before. Beyonc'e did a good job and I don't think there is a problem with what she did.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:53 am |
  146. Zoey

    I dont think it matters, Because it was still her singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am |
  147. Sharmarke

    I don't think really matters. These days the media makes everything a huge deal. It just ruins people lives. Nothing good

    January 24, 2013 at 10:54 am |
    • Auta

      I agree 100 percent

      January 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
    • Ellie

      I agree with you. If she did she did, if she didn't she didn't and we should live our lives no differently.

      January 25, 2013 at 8:31 pm |
  148. braston

    i do not know if she lip sing or not but she did good anyway i mean she could of not been feeling good and had to lip sing i really do not know.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:57 am |
  149. Hannah

    It looks like she is lip singing. But why can't she just say that she did it. Because they have proof that she did it. Why did she use the backup recording and not just sing normal like everyone else. Was she scared? Maybe some other people behind her did not hear her sing. Maybe the people behind her saw the Mic was off the hole time. I would think next time they sing to the hosters to know if they need the backup thing. And have the hosters keep the backup CD so this never happens again.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:02 am |
  150. Luci

    She did not lip sync. Her voice is clearly doubled, meaning she sang live over the prerecorded track. Many artists do this, so I am confused why people are making such a big deal over it. I do not personally like Beyonce, but every artist uses this technique, and it is understandable. I give Kelly Clarkson and the band props for being able to perform live, but I, as a singer myself, do not blame Beyonce.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:05 am |
    • angelina

      i see were you are coming from but it the reason they are making a big deal out of it because that is the NATIONAL ANTHEM!!! greet to America TO THE PEOPLE IT VERY RUDE

      January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  151. christenson

    It should matter if it is lip singing becuse to many people died for ower rights to have that song, many other song it without them lip singing so how come she couldn,t.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:14 am |
    • dale

      Wow–could you translate your comment into English? I'm sure of one thing–you couldn't sing it at all.

      January 26, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  152. Hamdy

    It doesn't matter whether she lip sang or not. People should get their mind of this an onto bigger matters.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  153. Erickson's class

    By lip synching, she is not respecting the flag.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  154. Porter

    I think that she should've sung live since the inauguration was a serious event.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  155. Lucas

    I think that she should have sung live because it is almost like cheating.It was even disrespectful to the president and to the other singers who sang live.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  156. Carley

    I think that Beyonce DID lip sync. If all the other singers sang live then she should have to.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  157. Tatiana

    I think the people dont need to know if she was lip singing or not because i think its her choice if she wont to tell the people if she was lip singing or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  158. Bethany

    I don't think it matters whether Beyonce lip synced it or sang it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  159. Tabitha

    I think that it shouldn't matter because once in a while stars will lip sing for any event. And even if she did,stars and everyone make mistakes.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  160. Kylei

    I think Beyonce should have sang live..since the others did to..But, it shouldn't of mattered if she did or not. It's basically her choice? But, I personally think she should of sang live to the National Anthom at the presidents inauguration because I think that kind of event is very important. But, She could've just wanted to make it perfect..so she made a backup so she wouldnt mess up at such a huge important event.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  161. Zac

    i dont think she sing live

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  162. Tony

    No it dose not matter it sounded good so whats the problem.(she also is hot :)

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  163. Jeana

    I think Beyonce did lip sync. She should have sang for real though because all the other singers sang live and it would also be respectful.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  164. Noah

    I think she did lip sing. She definitely should have because it is like a tradition all the other singers sang it live. It isn't a rule to sing it live but my opinion is she should have sang it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  165. malakai

    i think even if she lip sank she probably only did it so it would be good for the world and for the president

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  166. Megan

    I don't see why this matters so much. I admit Beyonce probably should have sang without a recording so it would mean something. If people wanted her to sing live, then they should have said something. It's not entirely her fault.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  167. Anna :)

    I don't think it really matters if she lip synced or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  168. Mr.Kaymin

    I don't think it really matters who cares if she lip sinks.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  169. Makenna

    I think it matters its only 1 song.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
    • Makenna

      I think she is lip singing but it does not really matter its only one song.

      January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  170. Shane

    Personally I think Beyonce' should have sang the "Star Spangle Banner." My reason for this is that the song is our National Anthem , and it's ment to respect those who have fallen for our country.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  171. Lukas

    I dont really care how she sang because it was still her voice singing it even though it's not really the same once you know that she didnt sing it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  172. Marianita

    I think she should have sung it live because it wouldn't have caused this controversy and she wouldn't have to worry about it and media wouldn't be in her face either.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  173. Meghan

    Why does it matter if she lip-synced? Her performance was still impressive whether or not she sang live or not. The point is, either way, she still sang the song and was honored to do so.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  174. Janelle

    It doesn't really matter if she did lip sync or not. She at least sung the song right?

    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  175. Lynsey

    What does it matter if Beyonce lip-synced or not? If she did lip-sync, maybe it was because she was afraid of choking up.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  176. jose

    i dont care she is hot

    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • justin

      i agree with jose cause she is

      January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  177. Daniel

    I think what she did was wrong lip syncing the national anthem disrespects our country and our fellow americans.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  178. Jose

    I don't care if she didn't sing the song is still being heard.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  179. brad

    I think she did lip sing because she thinks sound she bad without auto tune

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  180. Andrew

    It doesn't really matter it's ok if she did or didn't it's ok.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  181. Dalton

    I think she should of sang it live because we fought for that song and our freedom. The only reason she shoud've lip sang it is if she was losing her voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  182. No

    I don't think it really matter now does it?

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  183. Zachry

    i say why does it matter if she sang or didn't sing. Its done and over with but why not sing why record its a shame she should have sang if she didn't. :) :) :)

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  184. Charlotte

    I think that she shoulve sung the Star Spangled Banner because she has a vioce and she should use it.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  185. Talia

    Beyonce is an amazing singer and i dont know why she would do that but even it she did it was probabley because she was afraid that she would mess up.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  186. Halle

    I don't think it matters because it's not like it's going to hurt anyone so if she did not sing it, it's not going to be a problem.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  187. Devin

    I think she didn't lip sing,and if she did It doesn't matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  188. omg

    am not her #1 fan any more

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  189. Tony

    She suold sang live at the inauguration.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  190. alejandro

    I really don't care if she lip sings nether should you there are many more singers to sing it in the future so why worry

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  191. Jackie

    I think it really doesn't matter if she sang it live or didn't. Even if she did lip sing it is still her vioce that they are playing.Maybe she had a reason.......soar throat?

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  192. Tyson

    I I think that certain people should not play video games, they should get happy. Video Games are fun but you do not have to play them for 7 hours a day get active!!!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  193. edain

    i dont think it matters if she lips sings or not

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  194. Mercedes

    I dont think it really matters...i mean she was there. At least someone was there to sing or lip sing. We heard it didnt we..even if she lip sang it was still her voice. They can just leave her alone. U dont like it when people talk about u...so why would she..? I mean seriously.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  195. Alex

    I think that it is not that big of a deal if she lip sanc or not. Yes I do think it would have been better off if she didn't but she did. There would be less controversy over the idea if she didn't. I do think that she should have not lip sinked though because people wouldn't have made such a big deal over it. You can't change the past.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  196. Abigail

    I don't think it really matters if she lip sang or not. What really matters is that she sang it, and did a fantastic job at it. But if I had to make a choice I would say she did not lip sing, it's her voice and that is all that matters.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  197. Jade

    It doesn't matter she still singing it and it doesn't affect you your not in pain because she lip singing at least she was willing to sing and she probably had a reason she lip sang plus we don't have any evidence that she did!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  198. patricia

    Who cares like fior real i mean it is just one song come on people who would want to mess up on a song it front of the president or the presidents daughters or wife come on really

    January 24, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  199. Micala

    I think she should have sang it live so that you could have told wheather she lip sang or not. I also think it matters weather she lip sang or not because a lot of kids look up to her.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  200. tony

    i agree with justin

    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  201. Drew

    Who cares if she lip sings or not she still sang it just before the inaugeration. Plus she might have a sore throat from all that sucking

    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  202. Kane

    It does matter it's cheating saying she has a good voice she needs to be herself it's just like students cheating there should be a punishment or something for her wrong doing.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  203. Drew

    im just kidding but i dont think she lip sang.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  204. Evan

    I do not think beyonce did lipsing the star-spangled banner because a good singer can memorize there songs or any songs that they have to sing and shes my girlfreind :)

    January 24, 2013 at 11:52 am |
  205. Braulio

    I do not like how she did not sing the song.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:52 am |
  206. Raeann

    I think she shouldnt have lip sycned yhe song

    January 24, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  207. Sierra

    What dose it matter if Beyonce sang or didn't. I'm sure a lot of people in the world care about more important things other than if Beyonce sang or not. Yea, some people may care but it's certainly not the biggest problem in the world.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  208. Jeanetta

    I think that she should just sing the song live and not lip sing the song beside it is just wrong to lip sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  209. Caleb

    I'm not surprised that singers lip-sync but to lip-sync the national anthem is kind of like a disgrace to the country

    January 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm |
  210. Tessa

    I don't think that was so right of her Because all of the other singers sang live.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  211. Amber

    I do not think that beyonce lip sung the national anthem. She has always been a great singer and if she was lipsinging then why did she take out her earpeice.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  212. PIPER

    I THANK SHE SHOULD OF SING THE SONG BECAUSE THAT WAS WRONG AND CHATING.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  213. devin

    she should not lie because that means that she can not sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm |
  214. Imani

    I honestly think it was okay as long as she originally sang it.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  215. jazmyn/brylee

    What we believe that she should not lip sink because it will not be fair in a talent show or any thing like that also we love to hear from the real her instead of a voice recorder.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  216. Amber

    I do not think that beyonce lip sung the national anthem. She is too talented to lipsing.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
  217. Sam and Jack

    We think it doesn't really matter that she lip sang because she just recored her voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
  218. Brennen

    I think that she should not have lip-singed it because that is kind of like cheating while she sings it.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm |
  219. unyque

    i do not believe that beyonce lipsing the star spangled banner because it sounded like it was live she knows how to sing very good. I also believe that it do not matter if she did or didnt because we all know she can sing

    January 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
  220. Gretta

    Ether one she sang it or she recorded it. You don't now witch one she did. If she didn't sing it it does not matter because she sang it but she just didn't sing it there. But my opinion is that she sang it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
  221. Kelsie

    I think that she should have told the truth and not have lied

    January 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm |
  222. dave

    a pre-recorded anthem is fitting for a teleprompted president.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
  223. Logan

    live is all about making mistakes and learning from them.so I think she was just scared to real live sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  224. brandon

    I think she needed to tell the truth becoas no one will for give her

    January 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
  225. Abbie

    I think she should have singed live. Lip syncing just seems phony and unfeeling, especially for a special event like the inauguration.

    January 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm |
  226. Lavanya

    I think Beyonce did lip sync because when we watched the Inauguration on Monday, she was wearing a ear piece in one ear. She took it off while she sang- so she could hear the music of the live band.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  227. steele

    i do not think she was lip singing she is just a good singer i wached the video goood bye

    January 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  228. steele

    i dont think she was lip singing she is just a good singer

    January 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  229. jacob

    i think she was not lip singing she was a good singer and i watched the video her tongue was moving and her voice is just that good so everybody saying she was lip singing she was not

    January 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  230. paiden

    she was not lip singing I watched some of her viedo's she was singing the same in every video

    January 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  231. Maxwell

    I think that this is a problem. It's Inauguration Day, which is an important day in itself, and the National Anthem should always be treated with the utmost respect. It is a represenation of our country, singing it in public should be a great honor, and shouldn't be cheated out of.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  232. Junior

    It doesn't matter because if a people sing it will not be fear to she or he never sing again

    January 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  233. Diana

    I dont think Beyonce was lip singing because she did an amazing job at singing the Star Spangle Bander. Even if Beyonce was lip singing it wouldnt mater because which singers havent lip singed before on a consert or TV show and if they did they would have a good reson to do it.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm |
  234. Diamond

    I don't think it matters because she still sounds the same on recording or in person. If she pre recorded it, it's her business. It doesn't matter.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm |
  235. Hannah

    I don't think that lip singing the national anthem was a right thing to do, you're representing our country with Americas song and that should mean something. Plus, a professional singer shouldn't need to lip sing with the voice that she has, along with any other famous singer singing the national anthem.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm |
  236. monica

    i thnk that she did not lip sync

    January 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm |
  237. Aaron

    I think she should have sang the song live. People want to hear her singing and expected to hear her singing live at the inauguration.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm |
  238. Tenisha

    I think she should have sang because she's lip singing and not really singing. It's like getting paid to do nothing if she pre-recorded the National Anthem.

    January 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
  239. Rodney

    I love Beyonce. It doesn't matter to me if she records her music ahead of time or if she sings live. It's her performance of the song so she should be able to perform it however she wants.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm |
  240. Hannah

    I think she was lip singing, but why would someone with such a great voice need to lip sing, especially if it's Americas national anthem. I don't think somone with a talent like hers would need to lip sing, not just her but any famous singer, that is why they became famous right? Because they have a voice. People want to here her, not something fake.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm |
  241. Jesse

    I think it doesn't really matter because at award shows and other places they lip sing all the time.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm |
  242. kaden

    I think that she honesty lip sang it but does it really matter at least she has the pride to sing the Star Spangle Banner

    January 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm |
  243. Noah

    I think it doesn't really matter because it was at the presidential inoguration and she sung the star spangled banner. That song was for our country and she used it to show her apreciation for the United States.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  244. William

    No i do not think it okay that she would disrespect the president and lip sing the national anthum like that and then to top it off afterwards she lied to the whole world about it. :)

    January 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm |
  245. T.J. and hailey

    we thank that it is a big deal because they might of wanted her to sing and not lip sing

    January 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  246. kelten

    what does it matter if she did lip sinked i mean seriously why does it matter as long as it was her in the recording who cares

    January 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  247. Jae

    It should not matter because lots of people lip sing and some people do not know.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  248. Thane

    yes because she pulled something out of her ear.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  249. Jillian and Tyler

    No I do not think it is a big deal because maybe it was a recording of her really singing and she just had a soar throat and she just used the tape because she could not sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  250. Dayshaya

    yes cause no one will for give her for what she did and people died and that is rong

    January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  251. Grant

    Yes, it matters. She could have edited it, and everyone else sung live so it isn't fair to them. If it was just a prerecorded accompaniment, that's okay. There needs to be a clarification from someone.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  252. bradyw

    it not cool she lip singe.she should not do that song again.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  253. olivia and Brady

    No I don't think it is a big deal because, if she had a soar throat it wouldn't sound good and it was cold weather ween she lip singed it.:)

    January 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  254. Marcelino

    Really it doesn't matter because its not going up against her music career. :)

    January 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  255. Charity

    No,I do not think it is okay that she lip sang in front of the president exspetialy and then to lie about it to the whole world. I love Beyonce and I love her songs so I am really dissapointed that she would do something like that if she did do it.
    :(

    January 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm |
  256. Micah and Jayden

    No we don't think that it matters because she still put up the effort to stand in front of thousands of people. Maybe she had a cold or didn't want the audience to distract her wile singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  257. William

    if she did it is fine because a lot of people lips sing it is not a law to lip sing so it was not a big proble

    January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm |
  258. Robert

    I agree with Luci – Beyonce WAS INDEED SINGING! She was merely singing along with her pre-recorded track as a precaution because she had arrival too late to attend a rehearsal with the Band! This is a very common practice in the entertainment business and does NOT indicate any LACK of talent! Now, on the other hand, if Beyonce had NOT sang along with her own recording and had made a small vocal mistake due to the lack of rehearsal, you same talentless hacks would have "crucufied" Beyonce for her mistake! I don't even LIKE Beyonce, but these nit picking attacks are silly and totally UN-warranted!

    January 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm |
  259. reynaldo

    maybe she did do it

    January 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  260. Diamond

    I don't think it really matters if she lipped singed or not.. Either way she still sang it.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm |
  261. hannah

    No why should it madder because its still her voice and any ways when you look at her throught it moves and that means she is singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  262. Diana

    I dont think it much matters. Whats done is done and it can't be changed. As long as she was there and showing pride for her country we should just enjoy the music. If she did or didn't sing live why is it any of our business and why should we care?

    January 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  263. Oswald

    Really, it doesn't matter. Whats the buzz for? Theres no point in this, news stations should be reporting on something that matters.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  264. Bonny

    It doesn't matter if she did or didn't, I think she did a great job on her singing. And if she did the who cares, its just one time shes done is.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm |
  265. jose

    i don't think it really matter's that she lip singed it at least she was there to lip sing it and and was sort of life but lip sing

    January 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  266. Kaylee

    I Don't Think That It Matters, The Song Was Sung Either Way So What Is The Big Deal?
    I Personally Think That She DID Sing Because You Could See Her Passion For The Song In Her Facial Expressions.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  267. Smiley

    I dont really understand about whats so bad people really need to mind there own business

    January 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  268. Arden

    I think that she was lip singing because of she sang.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm |
  269. mondo

    it does not madder so what if she did so what if she didn't

    January 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
  270. Kailey

    Why should it matter that she was lip singing I mean why does it have to become such a big deal?!?!

    January 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
  271. Britney

    I think it does Not matter ,Because she still sung it, and a lot of people lip sync,and like they never get caught or in trouble.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm |
  272. Gage

    I think its perfectly fine to lip sing. Nobody is getting mad at her. She shouldn't be afraid to tell the truth.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  273. Chelsea

    I honestly don't think it really matters. The song is the thing that matters not the person singing it, and how the song is portrayed.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  274. Matt

    I don't think it madders Because she still singing on the recording!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm |
  275. Vanessa

    I don't think it really matters. Whether it was a recording of her voice, live or both, it was still her singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm |
  276. Joe

    Hi this is wierd to talk bout its pointless

    January 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm |
  277. Chloe

    It dosn't really matter I mean people do it, so what if she lip singed there's nothing wrong with that!

    January 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  278. Ashley

    I don't think it should matter because because she probably been having voice problems so she went to the recording studio to help with the problems by having it professionally recorded and auto tuned to where she liked it.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm |
  279. Katie

    I think she should have sung live because it shows her true voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
  280. robbie

    it dosent matter

    January 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
  281. Anthony

    If your going to be lip singing, then why sing at all.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  282. ZACK

    I'm not a fan of beyonce but by the looks of that it looks like she was lip singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  283. anthony

    i don't know

    January 24, 2013 at 3:40 pm |
  284. Anthony

    I believe she did lip sync but a;so I think it isn't a bad thing because maybe she had a good reason for it, Like a sore throat.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  285. Kayla

    From what I had heard it sounded like she did both. But, honestly who cares?

    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  286. Alizabeth

    I don't think there is nothing wrong with lip singing because you wont hurt your throat when they try to talk and get your voice box taken out.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  287. Samim

    I don't know if she lip-synced or not but if she did i think people have the right to know why

    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  288. Colton

    The thing I don't get personally is the controversy. Why does it matter that Byonce was lip singing when it was her voice in the recording.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm |
  289. Brandon

    I think that if Beyonce lip synced the national anthem it doesn't matter that much because many celebrities lip sync but they think that since Beyonce may or may have not sang the national anthem actually is a total disgrace to the flag and the anthem.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  290. Quinn

    I think it should be a problem because she was too shy to sing a song that represents our country.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  291. DJ

    I don't think she did lip-sync, but if she did does it really matter? She already sung the song, so the lip-syncing shouldn't be a big deal. Many other artist have done it before.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  292. Anthony

    I believe she did lip sync but also I think it isn't a bad thing because maybe she had a good reason for it, Like a sore throat.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  293. Luke

    You shouldn't lip sing the national anthem. Obviously she didn't care about our country enough to sing it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
  294. Audrey

    Beyonce did a great job and it shouldn't matter if she lip-synced or not. Its not like she was hurting anyone and it sounded good. It added more to the inauguration.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  295. Heather

    I don't think that she should have been lip singing in front of the president. If I were her I would have sang live whether I messed up of not.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  296. jessie

    I don't think she was lip singing but people are entitled to have there own opinion.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm |
  297. Amanda

    i think she was not lip singing

    January 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  298. Isabelle

    Even if she did lip-sync it isn't that big of a deal. This "big deal" is going to die off in a few days! I don't really care if she did lip-sync because it has to be nerve wrecking in front of millions watching.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  299. Cody.D

    i think that she was not lip signing

    January 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm |
  300. Bob

    I think that she was lip singing because when you listen to it you can hear her singing to fast and the tape playing behind her.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm |
  301. Molly

    It depends on the circumstance, what if she lost her voice? I thunk i would rather here her lip sync then nothing at all.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  302. Alex

    I think they should only lip sing when they have a cold or are sick or it would be like cheating.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  303. Kira

    I think that Beyoncé may have had the clip of lip-singing playing but she was singing along with it. And she got tired of hearing it in her ear and decided to sing on her own.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
  304. Bob and Rogue

    I agree with Bob, Me too.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
  305. Justin and Luke

    She is a good singer but i think it does not matter if prerecorded it because it is still her singing, people are just making a really big deal out of it.

    January 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm |
  306. Emma

    I think it is alright that she lip singed. A lot of people lip sing. You don't make a big deal about another artist lip signing...

    January 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  307. pablo

    i think she should make an AD that says that she is sorry to america TO ME LIP SYNCING IS WRONG!

    January 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
  308. Hcalla

    Deception is never OK. If it doesn't bother you for someone to misrepresent what they are doing then enjoy life with your head buried in the sand. If she didn't feel she had done something wrong she would own it instead of remaining silent

    January 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
  309. Hannah

    I think it is okay if she lip sang, because she could have lost her voice, or had a cold and couldn't sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm |
  310. Hannah

    I think that she could have been lip singing. But I think it is fine if she did because she could have lost her voice, or had a cold and couldn't sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  311. Jessica

    Beyonce shouldn't have lip sung, if she did. It's disrespectful to our nation's anthem and definitely not right to do during an otherwise beautiful and inspiring inauguration ceremony.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
  312. Ricky

    She should just have admitted it. I kind of don't think she lipped synced it, because it sounded a lot like her. It still shouldn't matter if she did or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
  313. jesus

    we shouldn't care if she lip sings are not at least she said all the words what ever happened to land of the free

    January 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  314. Marisol

    Honestly, who really cares if she lip synced? The performance sounded beautiful so I don't think people should get so worked up over it.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm |
  315. Clarissa

    I don't think it should matter whether she lip synced or not. She did an amazing job because either way she sang it at one point or another and who really cares? There are so many more important things to worry about and this shouldn't be as controversial as it is.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
  316. Hillary

    It doesn't matter if she sang live or not. Because it was still her singing. Not a big deal !!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
  317. Jack

    I guess it does matter. She could've autotuned herself during the orignial recording. Plus, she was in front of the President. I don't think I would make myself lipsync to a prerecorded song even if my voice is bad, especially in fromt of the President.

    January 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm |
  318. peyton

    I think Beyonce should not have lip synced because it is an inauguration and it is in front of the president. She got one chance to sing at an inauguration and she blew it by lip syncing. I think that the only reason she did it was to not mess up in front of the president, I mean seriously we all make mistakes don't we?!?! Like what's the problem, you think your going to get thrown in jail for messing up in front of the president?

    January 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm |
  319. Shriya

    Beyonce should have sang live because other singers did but she should have kept a back up just in case something did happen. If she did lip sing, she should just admit it and move on, it's not really something to make a big deal about. Anyways what's wrong with lip singing, it's still the same person just prerecorded so there are no mistakes. But does it really matter if she lip sang?

    January 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  320. Amelia

    Honestly, if she did lip sync, it is not a huge deal, for many celebrities lip sync. But she still should have at least tried, for it was a national occasion.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
  321. Darya

    well we all know that she didn't lip-sync,at least she sang anyway

    January 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
  322. Christina

    Well does it matter? She is Beyonce, one of the most famous singers in history. At least she sung it or have sung it before and played the tape then, but that doesn't mean she should receive any hate of any kind. Everyone should just forget about it. And at least people got to hear the anthem and enjoy the Star Spangled Banner. And maybe, just maybe, she had a sore throat. But if she did lip sync, she'd have to spill at some point.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm |
  323. Darya

    and many other artists lip-synced so how come she couldn't

    January 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  324. Felicia

    It doesn't matter because others have done it. But it would have been nice if she did sing it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
  325. Leo

    I don't see why it is such a big deal.It was still her voice.Mabey she just didn't want to mess up the song.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  326. muniyya

    she was lip singing no doubt about it but why would you lip sing in front of everyone and the president

    January 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
  327. Sue

    WHAT'S BIG DEAL ABOUT BIYONCE'S LIPSINGING? IT DOENSN'T MATTER WHETER SHE LIPSING OR NOT, THE IMPORTANT THING IS, SHE SONG NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION WITH HER HEART. DON'T YOU THINK THERE ARE COUNTLESS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD?

    January 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
  328. chrissy

    Why does it matter? She still sang it and that is what counts. It is strange though that they won't admitt it if she truly did.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:29 pm |
  329. Sue

    THOUGH I personally think Biyonce DID lip-sink. In the video Carl showed us, she was taking a ear bud out of her ear. Perhaps she took a ear bud because her own recorded voice was bothering her while lip-singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
  330. Nora

    I think it's ridiculous how everyone is obsessing over this. I don't think it really matters. Beyonce had her reasons for not singing live and they were probably good ones. She did technically sing though, whether it was live or not, and that' s all that really matters.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm |
  331. Kayla

    I think it really shouldn't matter because most people came or watched the presidential inauguration to see Obama get ready for his second term in office. We should focus on celebrating for Obama that he will be our president again instead of worrying about Beyonce lip-syncing. Beyonce probably lip-synched for a good reason.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm |
  332. savannah

    it shouldnt matter because we all know that she can sing

    January 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm |
  333. Daniella

    I don't get what the big deal about Beyonce lip-syncing is. I think that she can do whatever she wants because it is her career and no ones else's. Even if she did lip-sync, she would have a reason.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
  334. Tessa

    It seems so immature to make such a big deal out of something so small... if everyone concentrated this much on being a good person, the world would be ten times better than it is right now.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm |
  335. Damauria

    I like the way she sang. It should matter what she did it was GREAT.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm |
  336. Sarah

    Does it really matter if beyonce lip synched or not? at least she was there! sitting out side in the cold is tough on your vocal chords so it makes it hard to sing. so it only makes sense to lip synch so beyonce wouldn't hurt her vocal cords

    January 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm |
  337. Lucy

    I think that it is fine in this case to lip sync. If she did lip sync then it is still her voice it's just pre-recorded, it is still her singing. Yes, i do agree that she probably should have just sang but what is the big deal? I think that we should just leave it alone, first let's find out if she even lip synced.

    January 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm |
  338. Stephanie

    It really don't matter if she did or not because other people have done it, so why are people saying something about her? I just think people should leave her alone!

    January 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm |
  339. Jenna

    It's the Presidential Inauguration! Why should someone be fake in front of the entire nation to sound better? It's cowardly and unprofessional. I bet President Obama was upset...especially that all of the other singers sang live.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm |
  340. Ranae

    I do not think it matters if she was lip syncing or not. If it was pre-recored then there has to be a reason. But it is an american tradition for the singer to "sing" not lip sync, so there are two sides to this story. Also there is no proof, so people shouldn't be saying things if they don't know what really happened.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm |
  341. Molly

    it doesn't matter really matter because many other artist lip sync. she could have been sick.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  342. JoUshayu

    I do not like how people lie about sing or not. just tell the truth.......

    January 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm |
  343. Victoria

    I don't think that it really matters if she lip-sang or not. Lots of performers lip sing during a concert or anyother event. Maybe she had something going on with her voice or maybe her equipment wasn't functioning correctly. I think that we should know the whole story before we start accusing her of something that wasn't in her fault.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
  344. Renazz

    I think that it doesn't matter if she lip sang or not. As long as it is her voice singing the sacred song, people shouldn't make a big deal about it. Plus, there is much more important things to really take notice to that would make a significance to our country. As long as her lip singing is her behind the microphone, what does it matter?

    January 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm |
  345. Lane

    I don't think that Beyonce should've lip-synced. Partly because she's good enough to sing without having to fake anything, and partly because this was the President's inauguration. I understand if she might have been a little worried about messing up, but she doesn't need a recording to make people think she did well.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm |
  346. Madisen

    I think whether she sang live or to a pre-recorded track doesn't matter...either way she sang it...and did a really good job. Maybe she wasn't feeling good or her throat was a little scratchy so she decided to go with the pre-recorded track, it's not a big deal... big performers do it all the time.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
  347. Taylor

    Honestly, Beyonce could do whatever she wants to do. Its her choice. Maybe her vocal chords were hurting and she didn't feel good and did not want to make a fool of herself. We shouldn't judge till we know the facts.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm |
    • Taylor

      I agree 100% on your thoughts!

      January 27, 2013 at 9:59 am |
  348. Clash

    I think she didn't lip sing but if she did that would be very wrong because if they lip singed then they should have just let someone else who wouldn't lip sing, but still i think she did not lip sing. And also I wouldn't be able to see Beyonce lip sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm |
  349. Yamilet

    i think people shouldn't worry about what Beyonce did, she sang the song and its her voice. Im pretty sure if she did lip sing other singers done it before.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm |
  350. Jordan

    I don't think it matters because she still song it just not at that moment. A lot of singers lip sync because its hard to sing and dance (or move) and sing at the same time.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm |
  351. Molly

    It doesn't really matter. Even though she might have been lip singing, thats still her own voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm |
  352. preston

    I don't think its a big deal because lots of people lip sync and I don't see why her lip syncing is any different than anyone else lip syncing.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm |
  353. Zach

    I did think she did lip sing, however I don't think it is right to lip sing. If she can sing good then she should have sung live.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  354. Juliet

    It definitely matters if someone were to lip sync. It is wrong to do and it is even worse to do at the Presidential Inauguration while singing the National Anthem.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
  355. Jalil

    who cares that she lip sung i mean she is one of the best, no one can say she cant sing she has all the talent really why are people getting in a fuse about and if she recorded it didnt it sound awesome anyway

    p.s shotout to mr.Thorntons 4th period class at kernersville middle school

    January 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm |
  356. Isabel

    I don't think it really matters if she lip sings or not she still sung it it it was a tape or live

    January 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
  357. Samantha

    So what if Beyonce lip-synced, she still used her own voice.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm |
  358. Julia

    It shouldn't matter if she lip sung or not. Beyoncé already sang the anthem for the recording, so she's just making sure she's the best she could be. Everyone lips syncs, especially at important events, like the swearing in of our president.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:42 pm |
  359. Haylie

    It was wrong of her to lip-sync because she is an amazing singer and if she wasn't she wouldn't have gotten the one in a life time opportunity to sing the star spangled banner. She should have used her amazing talent and sang in the respect of Obama and our nation. It is even worse that she won't admit the truth.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
  360. Madison

    She did and why did she? I under stand the bake up the prerecorded track idea but, only use it for bake up. Not for the sound, for a lost voice. I like music like from teen stars. She is good but, why lie to fans?

    January 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  361. johanna

    beyonce may have done this for reasons of her own if her representatives aren't saying anything about it. Let's giver some privacy

    January 24, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  362. Dylan

    I do not think it matters, if she actually was lip singing live, she still had to record it in person.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm |
  363. Katy

    I don't think it matters because if you are singing or lip-singing, because you already sung it in the recording. so I don't think she was lip-singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm |
  364. Maddie

    I don't think it really matters. Beyonce may have had a good reason to lip sync, like perhaps a sore throat. I think that the media should really calm down a bit and focus on more newsworthy things.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
  365. Dylan

    If Beyonce was lip singing during the inaugeration, she still had to record it sometime in person, so I think the media is just doing a buch of non-sense again.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
  366. Hannah

    I think she was wrong if she lip synced because it is mostly a tradition in America to sing the star spangled banner live.

    January 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm |
  367. Cooper

    It should matter if she was lip syncing because the star spangled banner is a symbol of our countries nationality so if she wasn't actually singing at the inauguration, then that is basically an insult to our country because with all those people from the white house and government were there. Also every other performer there was not lip syncing, so I really don't see why she would do that even when all the other performers didn't lip sync.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
  368. Pinaki

    I think she should of probably sung live because it would of saved us all this commotion, but if there was some reason she couldn't make the performance she should of said that she couldn't sing it.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:07 pm |
  369. Moira

    People need to stop. Ashlee Simpson lip synced, horribly but if you're going to accuse someone then just show some evidence to back it up.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm |
  370. Brittany

    IT Does Not Matter To me at all

    January 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm |
  371. Libby

    It doesn't matter to me if she lip-synched the song or not. Wether it was live or pre-recorded, she still sang it one way or another.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm |
  372. Jared

    I believe that she should have, because she's the first person to just fake the whole song. The irony in this, Lincoln's bible was at the inaugaration. Of all the times to lip sing...

    January 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm |
  373. Libby

    Beyonce is a very talented, successful star. she does not deserve this kind of negative attention wether she lip-synched the song or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
  374. Nazneen

    It does matter if she is lip singing because your not hearing her real voice. i feel that lip singing just defeats the propose of singing. and she was singing in front of the president. why would you pay money to hear someones fake voice??

    January 24, 2013 at 7:31 pm |
  375. Siobhan

    It shouldn't really madder. She did sing it just at a different time. I think she just got nervous and didn't want to mess up.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm |
  376. Libby

    I honestly believe a talented, successful singer like Beyonce doesn't deserve the negative feedback wether she lip-synced the song or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm |
  377. Anonymous

    I think that the world is getting destroyed by auto tune and lip singing. I think it's natural that she did it though

    January 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm |
  378. Eileen

    It doesn't matter people should be focused on the future not o if somebody lip synched something. At least she sang a song and the President got inaugurated. They should be happy we could even lip-synch stuff.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
  379. Wyland

    i think she did her voice was wierd

    January 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm |
  380. Jaehyun

    Lip-singing is not the problem. Honesty is the major problem.

    January 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
  381. Tyson

    If she lipped singged it it doesnt really matter we still heard her voice. But if she did lipp sing it it was a little disrespectful to the presdent of the United States!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm |
  382. Tyson

    Did she do it? We may never know. But what we do know is that she wont say if she did it or didnt do it? Was she nervous? We may never know her side ofthe story. :( :( :(

    January 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm |
  383. zoey

    it totally matters if she lip sync!!! she was in front the president! that was wrong!! she should have just sang the Notional Anthem with out lip syncing .

    January 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm |
  384. muntazarr

    it doesnt matter, singers do that all the time

    January 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm |
  385. Terry

    I don't think it matters whether Beyonce was lip singing or not. After all the voice that was "playing" was still hers. It was probably too cold for her to be singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
  386. Abby

    I think it was wrong for Beyonce to not sing live, if she even did. The presidential inauguration is an important event. Also, many people were planning to see her perform live, but were astonished to her that it was more likely not live.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  387. Joseph

    I see no problem with her lip singing as it is the same anthem and still carries the same intentional meaning no matter whether the anthem is said in front of an audience or to oneself.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  388. Samantha

    I don't understand what the big issue is, I think people will forget and it won't matter anymore. It just shows what kind of a person she is by 'cheating' the public and faking her singing.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  389. Genevieve

    I think that it is dishonest and shameful to lip sync, especially because that was our national anthem and it was in front of the whole country. It doesn't always matter if someone lip syncs, but I think it does when it's at something as big as the presidential inauguration. Lip syncing just takes away the whole purpose of getting up and singing in front of an audience.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm |
  390. Tyson

    It doesn't matter if Beyonce lip synced or performed live, the fact is that it is our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, and we should respect it, recording or not.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
  391. Sarah Nicole

    Well, as important as the inauguration was, it was the presidents day if he doesn't care if she was lip singing or not then other people shouldn't.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm |
  392. Britney

    Seriously, it really doesn't matter. I don't think it's right to lip sing, but people are blowing this way out of proportion. It doesn't matter if she was lip singing it matters why she would lip sing.

    January 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm |
  393. caleb

    she should of not lip sing just for obama she should sing for real if a other opportunity ever happens again

    January 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm |
  394. Faith

    I don't think it really matters whether Beyonce did lip sync or not.I mean is this really a crime,people are making way to big of a deal out of nothing.Why does anybody care she still showed up right?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm |
  395. Mikee

    No I don't think she should have I think that it kinda shows our respect for the flag I mean its the flag and if you can sing that well on the previous recording then you should have been able to do just as we'll

    January 24, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  396. Natalie

    It just doesn't matter. It's like saying it's the end of the world when you run out of ice cream (well maybe that can be an exception).

    January 24, 2013 at 9:20 pm |
  397. nahson

    I think she should have performed live because it's an honor singing the star spangled banner especially at an inauguration for the president

    January 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm |
  398. Faith

    Why should it matter whether Beyonce lip synced or not there is no law against it,and if there was then most singers would be breaking the law. I mean almost every popular singer lip syncs there videos so that would mean that almost all the popular singer such as Justin Bieber or One Direction would be breaking a law. So why do you care if somebody lip syncs cause if you do then you hate all music.And what if your wrong what if she didn't lip sync cause nobody actually knows if she did lip sync your just accusing her, show me the facts and I will believe you but until then I won't believe you.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
  399. Marissa

    well.. I honestly think it wasn't right for Beyoncé to do that at something that huge, especially since she's also preforming at the Super Bowl, so who knows what kind of road is coming up for her career.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
  400. Ellie

    If it's not illegal, and other singers have done it before, why are we so mad at her?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
  401. tara

    I think since it was the annogeration it was ok because people didn't go there to see here preform. Although if you do go to a concert the singers should be accually singing since you went there to see it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  402. Brock

    I really could care less its there for those people it dont matter whos fricking singing it im sing of the bull crap u people make the biggest deal out of the smallest crap! this world needs to take a chill pill and worry about there own life not every one elses

    January 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  403. JinHui

    I think it doesn't matter whether Beyonce really sang or not in inauguration. From her previous performances, we clearly saw that she is a great singer. She is one of the representative of US singing industry. Many other singers-even inauguration singers-until now, have had their voice recorded version, but why not Beyonce? Also, the magnificent voice we heard was anyway, her own voice. It doesn't mean that because Kelly Clarkson or other singers sang in live, she also have to sing in live. Maybe it is a better choice to make, than singing in nervous so that she might have mistake. Always singing in front of many people, especially in INAUGURATION day, must be very nervous. Her voice and singing was very clear and perfect. We should not blame her.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  404. Taylor

    How do we know if Beyonce lip synced or not? If she did, maybe she didn't want people to know, maybe it was more important to her than we think. If not who cares its not like it's the end of the world.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm |
  405. karina

    I don't think it really matters because if she did lip sing it was prerecorded so its still her voice. So whats the big deal? Maybe she was nervous even though shes a pop star they all get nervous sometimes.

    January 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
  406. draven

    if she did think that was wrong she dishonnerd our flag by not singing others did do that but still its disrespectful i can see if you lost your voice it would be alittle okay but serousily why did she do that it dose matter many pepole fought for that song to be heard

    January 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm |
  407. Arieona

    I don't think it is a big deal, however traditional performances have been live. She probaly should have too, but who actaully noticed?

    January 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
  408. Kaderah

    I dont think it really matters..... we should be focused on more important things. No one knows what she was going through that day or why she lip-synced.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
  409. Marcos

    Maybe she had a sore throat or a cough, even if she did lip sync, it doesn't really matter so people shouldn't make such a big deal out of it. A lip synched song isn't that bad. It happens all the time. It's not the end of the world. We should just forget about it and move on.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
  410. Katie

    Ok, she could have been lip singing for a reason. ITS COLD THERE PEOPLE! She could have a perfectly good reason to lip sing, and if she doesnt want us to know, we shouldnt try to find out. The point is, she sang it either way, if it was pre recorded or live. SHE STILL SANG IT AT ONE POINT!

    January 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm |
  411. Kaela

    I have mixed feelings about Beyonce not singing live. It was a very important event and all the other singers sung live, so it doesn't seem fair that Beyonce lip sung. But, she is a very talented woman so she probably had very good reasons for not singing live.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm |
  412. Katie

    3 Words – FORGIVE AND FORGET

    January 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm |
  413. Emma

    I don't really understand why anybody wouuld make such a big deal out of something so small. Whether she lip-synced or not, why does it matter?

    January 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm |
  414. Ericka

    People have done this in the past,I don't see how it is such a big deal now.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm |
  415. Mei Li

    I think that she should have because she could have messed up.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
  416. Ericka

    I think she should have lip synced because she could have messed up.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
  417. Mae

    I think that she should have song it live. When they said she saw sing it implied that she going to sing it live.

    January 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
  418. Sarah

    I don't think it does matter. At least she was there! The song was played and it hasn't changed a bit.

    January 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm |
  419. Cole

    Im so torn between this on both sides. I understand why she did it, the way she did based on the conditions and i understand that it is done a lot in show business. But at the same time its our national anthem and I believe that it is a little disrespectful to our country. She should have sang it live or they should have gotten someones else to sing it live.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:24 am |
  420. DAN

    I think that our national anthem should be sang live because it is our countrys song and it could be a sign of disrespect if it is done in manner that it was done in at the inauguration.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:35 am |
  421. austin

    Does it really matter if it was sung live or not? Every singer in today's world has lip-synced to a song they made or a diffrent song. Singer's are there just for the money not for the fans. i know that some people are there for the fans but it comes back to the lip singing. Lip singing isn't illegal so why is it a big deal that the national anthem was lip-synced?

    January 25, 2013 at 1:40 am |
  422. Hajin

    Hi. I am a Korean teenager and you can think it's rude to 'intervene' into other country's problem, but here's my opinion.

    I don't think Beyonce has 'Lip synced' the star-spangled banner. I mean, she still sang it, right? Even if it was true, I don't think that is 'greatly problematic'. The national anthem is very long(I heard), and It's hard to digest without a rehearsal.

    January 25, 2013 at 3:58 am |
  423. Parth

    I think in this situation, lip syncing is acceptable because it's such a high-profile event. It is important for everything to go according to plan in an event like this so I can understand why the organizers would not want to take any risks with her performance.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:23 am |
  424. Nicole

    If there was no bad weather, and there was not, i think she should have sung and not lip-synced. But who knows, there could have been other reasons.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:17 am |
  425. Jordyn

    Why does it even matter if Beyonce sang Live or Not. Even If she recorded it she still sang it , just not live.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:36 am |
  426. Riya

    We're talking about the inauguration here, a piece of history, and she's going to lip sink?
    I don't think that's right, c'mon you're singing in front of the president. She should feel this is an honor to sing at the inauguration, not an opportunity to lip-sink

    January 25, 2013 at 8:20 am |
  427. Sara

    Has anyone ever found out? At least she was there to support him.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:42 am |
  428. Elise

    People don't know how to actually sing anymore, actually practice, don't cheat. It does matter, a whole lot. How do we know if you can actually sing if you edit everything?! Maybe she did, maybe she did, I didn't really notice it though. The chance is, she probably did but oh well, it sounded good anyway didn't it? :(

    January 25, 2013 at 9:13 am |
  429. Watkins

    Beyonce is my idol and i am now ashamed

    January 25, 2013 at 9:16 am |
  430. Noah

    I would like to know why it matters if she did lip sync what would've been worse lip syncing and having to use it or not and messing up the National Anthem?

    January 25, 2013 at 9:37 am |
  431. Christin

    Lip singing should be a last resort option only. Otherwise, it doesn't seem fair for everyone who came to see Beyonce preform. There is something significant in singing live. Singers can connect with their audience better and maybe even enjoy themselves more.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:50 am |
  432. Taylor

    In my opinion, it doesn't matter if she was lip-singing or not. What really matters is that she gave an amazing performance and we shouldn't care either way.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  433. Katie

    Many people have died for this country and if you don't want to sing the song then you shouldn't sing it. It was a good job but you need to sing it live not lip sync it.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  434. Jane

    Does it really matter if she lip-synced it or if she sung it live? If you were at the inauguration, you still got to see Beyonce. That would be pretty awesome just to see her. Some people would love to see her perform. So give it a rest. At least she showed up.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:56 am |
  435. Callie

    It shouldn't matter if she was lip-syncing. It was still her voice and it was still "The Star Spangled Banner." It shouldn't be a big deal.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  436. Kaci

    I don't think it really matters if she did sing the song or if she synced it. The Star Spangled Banner got performed so that is all that matters.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  437. Lane

    It shouldn't matter if she lip sung because you still heard the national anthem that's what matters.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:59 am |
  438. Tianna

    I think Beyonce did lip sing. Because if she didn't then why can't they say that she didn't. But I also don't think it matters because it is her singing the song.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:01 am |
  439. Jaden

    Honestly, I think she should have sang live because all of the other ones did. It's not just another one of her concerts, this was some serious stuff. She's a singer, she should be able to sing live. Yeah, maybe it's nice to have a back-up,I still think she should have sang live.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:01 am |
  440. Jacob

    I think she should have sang live. This is the National Anthem at the presidential inauguration. She needs to show at least some respect to the National Anthem.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:02 am |
  441. Jared

    I thinks he liped synced it because it sounded like a recording. I can't beleive she did at the presidents inagurations. It would have been fine at one of her cocserts but that is not really poliet at the inaguration.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am |
  442. Ben

    Anyother performance lip-syncing probably would not have been a big issue, but it was the National Anthem at the Inaguration. She probably shoud have sang live just because the importance of the event, and if she does not think she could have performed well enough she should have let some one else do the performance.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:08 am |
  443. Kenzie

    If she was lip singing it should not have mattered because everyone usually does not like singing live in front of millions of people.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:41 am |
  444. Montana

    I think it shouldn't matter wheather or not she lip sang or not. It was cold out, and often times people don't sing well in cold wheather. Even if she did lip sing, it shouldn't matter, because she dedicated her time to do it and that's what should be important.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:42 am |
  445. Heather

    I don't think it matters if she was lip singing or not. It's still her voice right? It still got sung didn't it? Music Artists do this sometimes. Whatever happened, lip sinking or not, I loved the performance and it sounded beautiful.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:42 am |
  446. Jon

    I really don't think it matters much, its still her voice and there are a lot of singers who pre-record there voice in fact the person singing the star spangled banner at the super bowl this year will probably do the same thing.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:43 am |
  447. Cody

    I don't think it matters because it is still beyonce who sang the song. She could of prerecorded because she probably wouldn't feel good during the ceremony.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  448. Addi

    We might never know if she actually sang live or not. If she did, I am pretty sure she had a good reason for it. Maybe it was a weather issue. But, she a really good singer and I don't think this should be as big of an issue as it is.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  449. Sierra

    I shouldn't really matter if she was lip singing or not. It's still her voice. So really, what's the difference? The media makes a big deal out of nothing. So what if she did lip sing? Does it really matter? In my opinion, not really. If she did lip sing, then I'm sure there is a logical reason why she did.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:46 am |
  450. Shelby

    I don't think it matters because it is still her voice. She could be sick or just have a soar throat.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:47 am |
  451. Joe

    I dont think it matters. It is more embarrasing to mess up on the Star Spangled Bannar then to lip sing in my opinion.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:49 am |
  452. Sydney

    I don't think it matters. It was still her voice and it sounded great. It's not like it's anything new. If she did lip sync, I can't blame her. It would be pretty embarrassing to mess up the National Anthem in front of millions of people. Especially if one of those people was the president.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:50 am |
  453. manieka

    I don't think it matters if she lip sings or not because didn't she sing it at one point.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:53 am |
  454. Eva

    Personally, I normally wouldn't have a problem with it, but in this situation I think that it's a bit of an insult to our country.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:16 am |
  455. Michael

    I think it doesn't matter, it is the same thing. Either way, she sang the song that others died over.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:30 am |
  456. Kinley

    It does not look like Beyonce is lip syncing. So I don't know why everybody is making a big deal out of it. It looks pretty clear that she wasn't.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  457. Danneeka

    I think that is shouldn't matter if she lip sang because she sang the prerecorded track.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  458. Ethan

    I think Beyonce was maybe sick and that is why she lip sang the Star Spangled Banner.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:35 am |
  459. Elly

    It was nice that she sang the star strangle banner,but she could of sang it herself. she didn't need to lip sing the star strangle banner. i think she needs to tell everyone that she lip sang the song. also it did also look like she was lip singing,so i think it she should just tell everyone so she can get it over with.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:35 am |
  460. jozev

    I don't think that beyonce lip-synced, and even if she did maybe she has a good reason. if she lip-synced it's nobodies business.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  461. Keaten

    I think Beyonce lip singing is bad because you had people watching her sing and you can see her lip moving.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  462. Forrest

    I really don't see a big deal if she lip sang it.She probably lip sang it because she thought she would mess up.Plus she might not remember the Star Spangled Banner song.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  463. Shyann

    I don't think it matters because it was still her singing the Star Spangled Banner.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  464. Izaia

    Why would you lip sing the spangled star banner when all of the people in the past died in that war in the past.You should sing with all your heart.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  465. isiah

    I think she was lip singing because when she would say a word her lips would not match the song.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  466. Skylar

    It should not matter if she was lip singing as long as she sang the first one.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  467. Nolan

    It really dousn't matter because she lip sang to sound good for the ignaugeration. If she sang bad people would complain about that to so whats the big deal?

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  468. Mikal

    She didn't lip sing why would she when she is such a famous singer.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  469. Thomas

    I don't think it matters because every famous singer has the right to sing the Star Spangled Banner.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  470. chelsey

    Y does she just confess that she was lip sinning.Y does she just sing like ever one ells does,Was she scared.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  471. Kelsey

    Maybe she was but its strange that she just wont admit it?

    January 25, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  472. Austin

    She is acting very lazy and showing NO respect for the national anthem.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  473. edward

    It does matter because if Beyoncé lip it is being rude to most people and dishonest. She should show respect for the song.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm |
  474. Kennedy

    I don't think it should matter if she was lip singing or not. All that matters is that she sang it. And if people are going to criticize they should have got up there and sang. I would have done it to I wouldn't have wanted to mess up in front of all those people.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
  475. Jannessa

    It shouldn't matter if she lip sang to a recording of her singing it. It only maters that she was able to sing on Monday.There shouldn't be a fight about it.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  476. Kaylea

    I dont think that it really matters that she lip sang. If people are mad about it they should have been brave and sang it. I dont think that I could have got up on stage and sang in front of all those people.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  477. Thomas

    she should be perfectly fine. that way she does not mess up.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  478. Skylar

    In my opinion, I think she was lip syncing, but lots of celebrities lip sync too. I don't really have a problem with it.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  479. Carsten

    I think it should matter if she lip sang because its the national and people who fought for us that died that's not right.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
  480. Dylan

    I really don't see the thing about lip singing is because it is still her voice. It's just prerecorded.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
  481. Trenton

    I don't think it was right for her to lip sing. She should have sang it live like the others did.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
  482. Seth

    I don't think it really matters. What only matters is that the song got song and everybody there was satisfied.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  483. Grant

    It's not right to lip sinking because the star spangled banner is a song about our patriots and it is to be respected.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  484. Isaiah

    I don't think it should matter if she lip sings or not. Everyone lip sings at least one time i there life.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  485. Zachary

    If she lip sang or not, it dose not matter because the president loved it and that is all that madders.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
  486. Grant

    It's not right to lip sinking because the star spangled banner is a song about our patriots and if Beyonce did lip sink then she should be ashamed.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
  487. Peyton

    I think she should have sang it not lip sang it. That is our National Anthem and she needs to show a little respect to America.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm |
  488. Josie

    I don't like that famous singers lip sing, but I know that all good singers have in their careers. i think Beyonce made a poor choice in doing that, but she made a good performance. I think the press and the people should forgive her, and forget about it. But, I don't think she should do that again. But at least the song was Patriotic.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  489. Brendolyn

    She was lip singing to look good in front of the president.

    January 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
  490. hayden

    I think it maters alot it is a big honor its a shame because you can tell the is lip singing

    January 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm |
    • hayden

      even if she had already sung it in a booth

      January 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
  491. Tyson

    Whhhhhooooooo Caaaaarrrrrreeeeessss:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
  492. Libby

    Beyonce should NOT have prerecorded the track. It may be okay to lip-synch at smaller events, but not at the inauguration. The inauguration is something that brings together our nation, and you really shouldn't just fake out on it. Shame on you!

    January 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
  493. Thomas

    Beyonce has proven her talent; therefore I do not believe it matters whether or not she sang live. As stated by news people many artists pre-record in case something happens during the live performance. We know she can sing and is not another Mili Vanili. God Bless Kelly Clarkson, she was great, so is Beyonce.

    January 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  494. jonathan

    it doesn't matter if she did or did not, because most singers have probably already done it.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
  495. brandon

    it doesn't matter that she lip sang it was still her voice

    January 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
  496. Eli

    i dont like lip singers

    January 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
  497. Spencer

    I believe it does not matter if she sung it live or it was lip syncing as long as she sung it.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
  498. abigail

    it does not matter she can do what she wants stop making such a big fuss out of it

    January 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  499. Sammi

    I think it doesn't matter, she had a choice to sing live or not. It is a free country.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  500. Soren

    I could care less whether she lip synced or not but she should admit the truth to stop everyone's whining.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
  501. justin

    I don't like lip singers.And I agree with Jose.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
  502. brandon

    It doesn't matter lots of people do it she shouldn't be blamed she still put on a great show we should forgive her by the way it is her voice

    January 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  503. mali

    LEAVE BEYONCE ALONE. She had a cold and if she hit the wrong note how embarrassing would that be.So what, not the public's business...............or the end of the world

    January 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  504. Ivan

    Put on the big girl pants and deal with her decisions don't be mad about lip singing.
    I know it's our nations song but apparently she was just to scared to sing to a lot of people.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  505. anika

    I think she did lip sing.But if it was her voice on the track that she sang to I think she was ok lip singing.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm |
  506. luca

    I don't think it matters if she was lip sinking but I its awful to do that in front of the president specially during the inaugural speech. Other wise it would be just fine. Another reason that she shouldn't lip sink is because the inaugural speech only happens every 4 years not to mention she was on TV

    January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  507. izzie

    I think that Beyonce did lip sing in all of her video and concerts so im nit that surprise.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  508. mario

    who made CNN

    January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  509. Daisy

    I think that its ok that Beyonce lip sang because some famous people dont even sing it right

    January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  510. Gabe

    Beyonce did admit she did lip sing, because her throat was hurting.Besides she did have an excuse for the reason she lip sang.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  511. Alyssa

    My opinion is that Beyonc'e should have been truth full and cheating doesn't help any.America represents this song and nobody has the right to lip sync it,not even Beyonc'e.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  512. Celina

    everyone thought she was REALLY singing she was lip singing

    January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  513. Makenna

    I think it matters because the song is really special to a lot of people in the U.S.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  514. Maya

    It doesn't really matter if she was lip syncing what matters is that she got through the inauguration and even though she was lip syncing people should not make a big deal.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  515. brandon

    It doesn't matter lots of people lip sing, plus we shouldn't blame her ,it is still her voice

    January 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  516. Mike

    Why does it matter if she was lip singing or not Beyonce gave a beautiful performance at the Inauguration and i think thats all that matters.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
  517. Chels

    Wether it was recorded or not it was still her singing!!! Besides WHO cares???

    January 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  518. Margy and cece

    Beyonce DID sing ppl say she didnt cause she pulled out her ear plug but maybe she just didnt need to hear the words to that part of the song

    January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm |
  519. Nixon

    It doesn't matter if she Lip Sank the the Anthem, She is still Representing the USA.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm |
  520. Deveron

    I don't see what the big deal is.. So what she lip syncd? It's insanely bad for your voice to breathe in through your mouth when it's cold outside.. It damages your vocal chords. I could understand if it wasn't her voice.. But it WAS! Would you rather it be live and awful because of the cold wheather or pre- recorded by her and beautiful? People shouldn't make such a big deals out of small situations.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
  521. Megan

    I' don't know why it matters so much, singers lip-synch all the time, but that doesn't make them bad singers. It was a special event, but really, why is there such a big fuss over this? She sang good, lip-synching or not, all that really matters was her singing it, and so since it's done, I don't know why people would make a big deal over it.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm |
  522. Jeaunne

    Well, i don't think it really matters much- anyway, it was Beyonce who sang it, and the voice was the singer.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
  523. Mia

    It doesn't matter whether or not she lip-synced. What matters is that she did what she was supposed to do- somehow produce the Star Spangled Banner.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
  524. Jill

    As long as the voice we heard on the pre-recorded CD belonged to Beyonce, there is no reason to make a mountain out of a molehill.

    January 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
  525. Andrea

    I believe that it shouldn't matter whether Beyonce sang it or mouthed it. Yes, I do think that singing it is more respectful, but at least she was there showing her support for the president!

    January 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm |
  526. Gabe

    She just made a fool out of her self

    January 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm |
  527. Shaeleigh

    I think it matters what if the singer did it before. No one could sing that perfect she was lip singing.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm |
  528. Macqueen

    I think that she is lip singing. The lyric and her lip do not match.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm |
  529. Cameron

    What i would think is that it would probably take the idea from the star spengald banner. It would go probably as an insult to the song for lip singing. She must have probably had a good reason for lip singing. Its not like she did it on purpose , so dont blame her, for she is not the one to be blamed. It was probably not her idea , but there is still a little bit of an insult towards the song and she should probably admit to it.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
  530. Rachelle

    I believe that Beyonce should have sang live. Though most people believe it was fine to use the recording because of temperature problems, I believe if Beyonce was afraid that temperature would effect her voice, she could have just wore a coat or short-sleeved dress to fit her needs.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm |
  531. Jordan

    She should have had sung live cause that is totally stupid to lip sing wether or not it was her choice

    January 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
  532. Tiffany

    No, she did not lip sync, she was maybe just a little nervous so we should not blame her for this

    January 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm |
  533. Ashley

    She shouldn't lip sink u should only do it in e emergency

    January 26, 2013 at 12:00 am |
  534. Sarah

    I think she did lip- since it, but it is nobody business whether she did or did not. But I also think that if she did lip- sick it, there's no reason why she couldn't' have said it.

    January 26, 2013 at 7:10 am |
  535. Sarah

    I think if she had don it, it would be a problem. It isn't just a song it is the national anthem. it is like deceiting the whole country. so in my thoughts I think if she lipsinged it would be a big problem.

    January 26, 2013 at 7:28 am |
  536. Bailey

    I think that it is ok that it is ok because she just doesn't want to mess up at all. That would be so bad if she messed up.

    January 26, 2013 at 10:33 am |
  537. Taewoong

    I think it's not a big deal. Singers can use pre-recorded music and lip-sync depending on the embarrassing situation such as a bad throat condition or having not enough time to practice. Honestly, I rather thought that she was wise. I guess she didn't want to spoil inarguaration ceremony by her singing live without any rehearsal. Actually, It will be a problem what she arrived late. But it should be more unpleasant if she did sing live having a lot of mistake in front of 800,000 people!

    January 26, 2013 at 10:40 am |
  538. Brittany

    "I think that it should matter that Beyonce was lip singing but at least she song with herself sometimes (acording to the radio station). but I am confused why so many people are making such a big deal out of it because many artists sing with a back up recording."

    January 26, 2013 at 11:11 am |
  539. dale

    Anyone who cares whether she sang it live or the day before is just looking for something to whine about. Most of them couldn't sing it at all. She did a beautiful job whether it was live or recorded.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  540. Mari

    In my opinion i think it does not matter if she is lip singing. I know that the star spangled banner is an important song but you never know she might have strep throat and did not feel like singing.

    January 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm |
  541. McGwire

    I think the idea of Beyonce lip-syncing at all would be disappointing, especially when it comes to the massive importance of the inauguration of the president. A lot of Americans would probably like to think this music icon wouldn't dare lip-sync the National Anthem. That's why her representatives won't answer questions, so they can maintain her image.

    January 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
  542. Sam

    It is disrespectful in a way, you know? So many people died and you can't sing it live? so many people scarred for life because of what they saw, and you couldnt sing it live? So many people who fought for an independant nation, and you couldn't sing it live? i honestly would be scared or nervous too, but i would have handed the privallege off to someone else then.

    January 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
  543. MK

    I think so didn't lip sing, and if she did that would be wrong because someone took time to write the athem and we should take time to sing it live then record it and lip sing.

    January 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm |
  544. MK

    I think she didn't lip sing, and if she did that would be wrong because someone took time to write the athem and we should take time to sing it live then record it and lip sing.

    January 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm |
  545. Aubree

    I honestly don't think that it really matters. It was still her voice, whether or not it was live. Besides, there were a lot more important things going on at that time. We shouldn't be so concerned about whether a singer sang live or not.We should just give Beyonce a break.

    January 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm |
  546. Moniya

    I think that people just need to stop trying to pick at the little things that is going on. If Beyonce lip sing so what, maybe something happened.

    January 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm |
  547. no name

    lip singing is not the right thing to do and people should not do it and only should do it if they have voice problems

    January 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
  548. Sophie

    Beyonce had every right to lip sync. There were too many people in the crowd for her to risk messing up. Even though they may have played the pre-recorded version, it was still Beyonce's voice, and that's all that matters.

    January 26, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
  549. Nori

    I think that as long as she sang it right it shouldn't really matter, I mean she sang already and is done, even if she had been lip singing what use is it to know that now? What are we supposed to do if she did? You can't change what has already happened. I don't understand why it is such a big deal now, she sang it right an nicely so i think no matter what it was fine.

    January 26, 2013 at 7:17 pm |
  550. Nori

    Beyonce is a good singer, if she did lip synch, there must be a good reason to do so. If I were her I would only lip synch for a good reason and not just because I don't want to sing live. I personally think it should not matter and no matter what people say no one should not blame and be mad at her. I mean what if she was hoarse or sick? Think about what you would do.

    January 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm |
  551. Dia

    I don't think any person would lipsing during a special occation like this. She is singing in front of biliions of people. How can she lipsing and get away with it.

    January 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm |
  552. Elena

    I honestly don't think it really matters. Beyonce is a good singer, as many artists lip sync at live events, so how is this any different?

    January 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
  553. Helena

    I think that she should have sung it live. When it's pre-recorded, it feels kind of fake.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:06 pm |
  554. dave

    i think it is perfect to have a prerecorded anthem to honor obama's teleprompted presidency.

    January 27, 2013 at 2:19 am |
  555. Chris

    If she did so, I think she had some unavoidable reasons. However her disrespectful behavior she showed on Inauguration Day insulted president in front of all of Americans.

    January 27, 2013 at 6:38 am |
  556. Peter

    Maybe she had backed up for Romney.

    January 27, 2013 at 6:40 am |
  557. Peter

    Maybe she had backed up Romney.

    January 27, 2013 at 6:41 am |
  558. Taylor

    I don't think that it matters, she was recovering from a cold and was sick, all she wanted to do was sound good! Its better than going out there and not sounding good at all.

    January 27, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  559. Haili

    I think that Beyonce was only doing it out of respect to the national anthem, not in disrespect. Maybe she just was afraid of messing up on something so important!? I do not think it matters if so many have done the same thing before her.

    January 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  560. Lulu

    I don't think it really matters,because I would be upset if she lip synced to someboby esle's recording , but if she did it to a recording of herself, what is the big problem? Plus,It was 25 degrees out and it would have been hard on her voice.I think that it wasn't bad that she lip synced because it was to her own recording.So dose it really matter?

    January 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm |
    • Erica

      yeah, but other singers sang live. It wasn't just Beyonce who was hard to sing!

      January 28, 2013 at 1:44 am |
  561. Olivia

    I think that she did a wonderful job of singing. She did not have time to rehearse with the band either. In this case the lip singing was understandable.

    January 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  562. Jennifer

    Who cares? It's the mind that matters. No matter Beyonce sang the song with lip-synced it's okay if she sang with the mind to the country.

    January 27, 2013 at 6:03 pm |
  563. Molly

    In my opinion she should have well possibly. You see, if she had sang it than maybe it might not have sounded great, maybe it had been out of respect and to make sure she doesn't embarrass her country. Otherwise if she could have sung it and if it sounded well that would have been her best option.

    January 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
  564. Devyn

    I believe that it really shouldn't matter it she did sing during the performance. It still was her voice. She sounded amazing anyway.

    January 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm |
  565. Jaehyun

    Lip Synking is not the problem. Beyonce should be honest and tell the truth

    January 27, 2013 at 8:00 pm |
  566. Kris

    Honestly it doesn't matter, the fact of the matter is, SHE recorded that shortly before the inauguration which means that is her voice and that there must have been some reason. This is the most useless news i have ever seen. What we should be more worried about is other things. Beyoncee is celebrity, this news should be saved for the tabloids not national news. Now i can understand if she tanked her performance and embarrassed herself in front of the nation, then that deserves maybe 5 minutes of national news time, but nothing more.

    January 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  567. Louise

    James Taylor sang live, Kelly Clarkson sang live, She should have sang live too.

    January 27, 2013 at 9:07 pm |
  568. sydney

    I think it dosen't really matter at least she sang the National anthem. but you should really focus on President Obama's inuguration.

    January 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm |
  569. Staci

    Many other artist do the same thing. I think the big difference is that it was the national anthem and the inauguration....it's a respect issue

    January 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm |
  570. Link

    I love my country the great USA and to have the star spangled banner sound good is a great feeling and i dont see the problem in pre recording the song

    January 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
  571. Gina

    Well, i think no one actually cares about Beyonce singing live or lip-syncing. She's a good singer and no one can deny it.
    But i think there's a problem with her lip-syncing on THIS stage. it isn't like her own show or concerts. She should have been more thoughtful about it. and for this cold people say Beyonce was going through..well, she should've taken precation and taken good care of her body! A real singer should do that! The other singers didn't get sick or lip-synced!

    January 28, 2013 at 1:16 am |
  572. Jiho

    It is a privliege to sing in an international event like these situations. But just because Beyonce was getting nervous doesn't mean that she "LIP SINK'. It is an insult to American people and we should be ashamed of this. She is a world star and can do better than this. I am very dissapointed and if she was a Korean (I am half American living in Korea) she would have her facebook page terrored and that would have been the end of her singing career.

    January 28, 2013 at 5:09 am |
  573. Emile

    WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!! If she lip sinked people are messing with other peoples work and that is not right.

    January 28, 2013 at 8:06 am |
  574. Cade

    I think that people are making a big deal about this when it doesnt really matter

    January 28, 2013 at 8:41 am |
  575. Maddie

    I don't think Beyonce should have lip syncing. The other singers including Kelly Clarkson (go Kelly!) sung live, so why didn't she? This is a presidential inauguration so by lip syncing, she's basically ruining part of the inauguration and spoiling her reputation as a singer.

    January 28, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  576. jordan

    II think that yes that violent games and movies have and improvement on violents. People wont to be like there favoret acters iin movies and games so they do what they do in movies and games people think that they can do thim in real life

    January 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  577. Eli

    I think she should have actually sung it, a presidential inauguration is something to be respectful about, it is important.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm |
  578. Whitney

    I think Beyonce should actually sing the star spangled banner because she was chosen to do that and representing her country & the president by singing that, and that's a huge honor.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  579. Abby

    I think she should because the Star Spangled Banner is a very important song to our country!

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  580. Carter

    I think she should sing it because she is good singer and I don't think she lip sang the song though it didn't look like it.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  581. Tristan

    If she didn't sing it then of course she should have it the national anthem!!!!!

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  582. Nick

    She should sing because she is a great singer and she's good at it 😁😁😛😛😛😜

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  583. Ben

    I think it's her choice because she's singing in the Super Bowl to so she doesn't want to strain her voice. So it's really her choice.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm |
  584. Killian

    It doesn't even matter

    January 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
  585. Sydney

    I not think it matters if she was lip sincing because she has already proven that she is a good singer. If she could sing it that way in the first place I don't think it should matter.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:02 pm |
  586. Sierra

    Well I think it would have been nice if she would have really sung it but she might not have wanted to embarrass her own country or even herself but it doesn't really matter anymore it's over with and she sounded good

    January 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  587. Angela

    Why does it matter if she lip singed or not. She could have of had a sore throat which is common for most singers.all that matters is that she was there.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  588. MaKayla

    I think Beyonce did not lip sing. She is a prodigy and prodigy's don't lip sing, they use their beautiful voices in their own way.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm |
  589. jake:)

    she should of sung live 😎

    January 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  590. Caitlyn

    Yes, it matters. She should have sung it live because its basically like cheating. She isn't even really sing, she is mouthing the words. She should have sung it live, even if she thought she was going to mess up, she shouldn't have faked it.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  591. Colby

    Maybe she did it so that she would not make herself look bad in front of the president . I think if she wasn't lip syncing and she messed up that would make her look bad in front of the whole country. Especially singing star spangled banner.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  592. Dylan

    I don't think it matters if she sang it because they're are many people who know she's a great singer and she knows all music she sings.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  593. Carson

    I think it does matter your singing for your President!

    January 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  594. jake:)

    it does not matter

    January 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  595. Danny

    I care, but I don't like her anymore.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  596. Kaitlyn

    I think it doesn't matter if she lip sinked or not I think she did a beautiful job maybe she was just afraid of messing up because it was a big deal its not as easy as people think just say she didn't lip sink and did mess up she would be very very embarrassed especially if everyone saw so I think she did a very nice job and that it doesn't matter she did her best.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  597. Colby

    I think she shouldn't have. It's just showing other countries that we cheat at stuff.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  598. Christina

    It doesn’t matter whether or not Beyonce lip sang or not. She had a pre recorded of her singing. Since it was the record that she had sung she didn’t do anything wrong. She did a very good job on the record so that proves her talent. Many people are saying that by lip singing she’s not showing respect. That is wrong. Some singers may get stage fright. After all they are singing to the president. Beyonce did show respect, not showing respect would be singing and then getting stage fright and not finishing the song. Beyonce showed respect and didn’t do anything wrong.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  599. Drewbis :D

    I don’t think that this should be a big deal. Beyoncé lip syncing in the past, is not new. Many other stars have lip synched to all kinds of functions that they perform at. In years past, I remember watching the Macy’s Day Parade and seeing the artists lip synch. No one complained then, so no one should complain now! The fact though, that Beyoncé’s critics will not say whether or not she did lip sync, is suspicious. What would be bad if she did lip synch?

    January 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm |
  600. maroon

    it dont think that she lip sync

    January 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
  601. MARQUISE

    I think she did the right thing, because she was the one that got picked to do it, people shouldn't worry about her decision. because she a great singer.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  602. domonique

    I think beyonce should have liped synced because she was going to mess up anyway. most people do mess up. Not everyone is perfect.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  603. Elijah

    Yeah she should do what she wants . Shes the best alive. She has a cute baby.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  604. Janay

    in my opinion i think that she did pretty good . I also think that she should sing the star spangled every year as long as she wants to. All that matters is that she likes doing it.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  605. goldust

    She is already a phenomenal singer,we don't really need any expectations of her singing.Although,we didn't expect her to lip sync.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  606. kobe

    i think lip sing is good because they forget the words sometimes. to avoid that they should just lip sing it and leave her alone its just a so.

    January 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  607. Catherine

    I thought it was a good performance, but it looked fishy...

    January 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm |
  608. travis

    i dont think it really matters. because she is rich so whats the point of tyring harder. last she did good no mattter what.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm |
  609. sabrinna

    i dont think she wanted to lip sing. I think she was sick and couldn't sing at the moment. To be honest i dont think that shes the only one that lips sings it.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
  610. chazz

    i think it was nice that she lip sung the star spangled banner. not most celebrities sing it at the games.nice job

    January 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm |
  611. ahliya

    It doesn't really matter to me that she lip synced. She does have a great voice so i think she should of, but people have to understand that she does have a son so maybe she was sick or lost her voice and she didn't want to embarrass her self in front of billions of people .

    January 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm |
  612. rutta

    I think it shouldn't matter if she lip sing or not . They should have mind there own busy and if that what she felt like doing then thats what she wanted to do . I Don't care if she lip sing or not they gave her a chose.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  613. casiana

    I think what she did was wrong. She has a voice, use it. Ever since she had her baby she thinks she doesn't have to do her job. What she did is unforgivable. What a poser. Such a "Holly".

    January 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm |
  614. kyle

    What I want to know is, if she was going to lip sing and not hide the fact that she did, why did she go on stand on stage for a good two minutes? When she could of been sitting down in a chair drinking a glass of water on stage and just letting the song play through.

    January 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  615. Riley

    Me and my sister believe that Beyonce is a good singer and we don't care if she lip-synches. Fans forever!

    WE LOVE YOU, BEYONCE!

    January 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  616. Rashid

    She should've sang I would understand a performance but the star sprangle banner no way

    January 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm |
  617. Jalil

    Who cares if she recorded it or not it was her singing not anyone else.When i think that theres no problem with recording something ahead of time and how would she remember how she sung it .i think that she sung though even if people think she didnt sing.

    January 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm |
  618. Hanaan

    Beyoncé might have lip-synched, but it isn't a big thing to have controversy over, although it is tradition to sing live she could have pre-recorded but it was most definitely her voice and it isn't peoples business to judge her on her own decisions.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm |
  619. Hana

    I think she should of actually sang it to show her real talent but have a backup song to lipsink incase anything happens.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm |
  620. Owen

    Beyonce should have sung live. She's a famous SINGER right? She should trust her voice, especially in front of the whole country.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm |
  621. Luka

    I think it doesn't matter she still sang it whats the difference.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
  622. Madison

    No,she is a good singer thought. Why would some one do that at that time. Also it dose matter.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm |