She can Sing

Wow! Did you hear Beyonce’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at President Obama’s inauguration? It was beautiful!

But wait… I hear she may have lip-synched it! Or maybe she sang over the pre-recorded version. There are all kinds of speculation floating around about it, but so far, no comment from the singer herself.

Here’s my take on it:

IT. DOES. NOT. MATTER. Beyonce can sing; we all know that. Whether she sang the song before or during the inauguration, the fact of the matter is, she sang it. And she rocked it.

For all those with sour attitudes about the possibility that it was a lip-synched performance, I offer a different perspective.

Let’s say, hypothetically, that Beyonce was to sing the song live, a cappella. Let’s say during her performance, her voice cracked or wrongly wavered during the song. Would you truly have a better attitude than you do now? Or would you be disappointed that she botched a note? I’m sorry, but it’s hard for me to believe that the naysayers would be any more positive about the situation, were the tables turned.

So, regardless, it was a beautiful performance, whatever that term may entail. Maybe she’s brushing up on her acting!

Am I the only one that thinks it’s quite laughable that people are upset about this?

1. I watched the performance, and I could not tell whether or not she was truly singing the version we heard. The fact that no one is certain if she did it or not proves that she’s a great performer, one way or another. If she was acting, so be it.

2. It is highly common for singers to have pre-recorded tracks at the ready for events and special circumstances. I hate to break it to you, but much of the entertainment available to us is highly choreographed and meticulously planned and rehearsed so we have fewer imperfections to gripe about.

3. Did you enjoy Beyonce’s music/voice before this uproar?

If so, then shut up. Why should your opinion change because of something like this? You know she’s good, so just leave it at that.

If not, then shut up. You’re probably just jealous anyway. Why don’t you get out there in the cold in front of thousands (millions, billions?) of people and sing in honor of the country and the president. I DARE you to give a better performance than she did.

See the video for yourself.

The fact is, she can sing.

About Ky

I'm Kylea. Or Ky. Or Foxy. Or Hey, You. Or whatever you decide to call me. I'm passionate, creative and weird. I have depression, anxiety and chronic fatigue. I love journalism, the paranormal, makeup, animals, crafts and lots of nerdy and not-so-nerdy things. I'm never bored.

Posted on January 23, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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