Beyonce Lip-Synced, Kelly Clarkson Did Not At Inauguration

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Now this is interesting… both Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce performed at President Obama’s inauguration yesterday. But now TMZ is reporting that Kelly is the only one who sang live. Beyonce reportedly lip-synced to a pre-recorded track. A spokesperson for the U.S. Marine Corps said it was standard procedure for a performer to pre-record a track, just in case of problems. Kelly chose not to use hers, while Beyonce opted to use hers at the last minute. The rep added:

“We all know Beyonce can sing … We don’t know why she chose to use the pre-recorded track.”

I can completely understand why singers would pre-record tracks. Who would want to stand before the world (literally) and have the microphone go out or something? But I’m surprised Beyonce lip-synced. I’m guessing nerves. Does it matter to you if a singer lip-syncs or not?