Beyoncé’s lip-sync controversy: Why celebrities do it

Wed., Jan. 23, 2013 6:04 PM EST
by Zondra Hughes

Beyonce and Whitney Houston lip synced the Star Spangled Banner, according to insiders.

Beyoncé’s lip-syncs.

Here’s a shocker: Whitney Houston’s historic rendition of  “The Star Spangled Banner” during the 1991 Super Bowl was also lip-synced!

“The music was pre-recorded, and so was the vocal,” Houston’s musical director Rickey Minor, revealed last February.

So why do professional singers lip-sync the national anthem? According to voice coaches, there are several good reasons not to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” live.

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  • Sebastian

    BS, go to a high school football game, they usually have a girl from the school choir sing it flawlessly, why can’t a “professional” do it?