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(The Times (UK))   Beyoncé faked it for the President   (thetimes.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-01-22 01:08:08 PM  
She'd never have to fake it for me...

... because I'd never make her sing in Washington D.C. in the middle of January. :P
 
2013-01-22 01:19:34 PM  
so does Michelle.
 
2013-01-22 01:20:10 PM  
it's less about the President and more about her and her image.  I don't like the President, but this really has nothing to do with him.
 
2013-01-22 01:34:37 PM  

ManateeGag: so does Michelle.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-22 01:38:42 PM  
O'er the land of the free!
And the home of the not brave enough to sing in the cold!
 
2013-01-22 02:10:07 PM  
I'd still let her have sex with me...
 
2013-01-22 02:47:25 PM  
Destiny's Vanilli
 
2013-01-22 02:49:36 PM  
"We pre-recorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial," she said.

It's true.  I heard George Washington had a mixtape made just in case the fife and drum corps didn't show up.
 
2013-01-22 02:50:29 PM  
So?
 
2013-01-22 02:50:39 PM  
This will be Obama's Benghazi.
 
2013-01-22 02:50:57 PM  
If I recall, the entire orchestra faked it for the 2009 inauguration. It's not a big deal.
 
2013-01-22 02:52:06 PM  
Well, she's an artist. You can't expect her to just perform when scheduled.
 
2013-01-22 02:52:28 PM  
i309.photobucket.com

Got next!
 
2013-01-22 02:53:06 PM  
Worst scandal ever!
 
2013-01-22 02:53:26 PM  
decided last minute.... that she'd choke.
 
2013-01-22 02:55:04 PM  
This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.
 
2013-01-22 02:56:33 PM  
Still no cure for Beyonce.

// more overexposed than every Instagram pic combined
// she's hot, though - maybe if she just...didn't sing?
// YOU'RE NOT OPRAH, YOU'LL NEVER BE OPRAH!
// you'll be lucky to be Tyra Banks, honey
 
2013-01-22 02:57:30 PM  
Is there anything not fake about Fartbongo? Other than the drones
 
2013-01-22 02:58:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Is there anything not fake about Fartbongo? Other than the drones


his muslin faith?
 
2013-01-22 03:00:29 PM  
I'm not voting for Beyonce after this.
 
2013-01-22 03:00:44 PM  

red5ish: This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.


I think it's pretty farked up that she'd rather look good than sing well and is still adored by the public.
 
2013-01-22 03:03:10 PM  
learnt?

huh...
 
2013-01-22 03:03:47 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


That picture is never going to get old.
 
2013-01-22 03:05:29 PM  
This means Sarah Palin becomes President.
 
2013-01-22 03:06:17 PM  
Hell, she faked a whole pregnancy.
 
2013-01-22 03:06:35 PM  
I for one welcome our new Romney overlord.
 
2013-01-22 03:06:59 PM  

Dr Dreidel: // you'll be lucky to be Tyra Banks, honey


ugh. Is this a goal for some people?
 
2013-01-22 03:07:03 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


God, I love that man. We need to abolish the 22nd Amendment.
 
2013-01-22 03:09:41 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Is there anything not fake about Fartbongo? Other than the drones


Is there anything not fake about Beyonce? She wore a plastic bubble under her clothes to make herself look pregnant.
 
2013-01-22 03:10:01 PM  
Im glad she lip synced the song. How bad would it have looked if she had screwed up the words.

/It happens, a lot. You can know the song since childhood but having to sing it in front of several hundred thousand people AND the President could cause anyone to screw up
 
2013-01-22 03:10:20 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "We pre-recorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial," she said.

It's true.  I heard George Washington had a mixtape made just in case the fife and drum corps didn't show up.


The heavenly choir of seraphim and cherubim were all autotuned.
 
2013-01-22 03:10:22 PM  
Why not just sing the song?

No one cares if you miss a note here or there.

/ You too Whitney
 
2013-01-22 03:14:16 PM  
cdn-www.i-am-bored.com
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"
 
2013-01-22 03:17:02 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Is there anything not fake about Fartbongo? Other than the drones


His hatred of white people?
 
2013-01-22 03:17:19 PM  
This means Grover Norquist is automatically Pope and Fartbongo has to sell AR-15s to Milli Vanilli, right?
 
2013-01-22 03:18:07 PM  
Faked it in front of the world:

style.mtv.com
 
2013-01-22 03:18:56 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.
 
2013-01-22 03:20:07 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Dr Dreidel: // you'll be lucky to be Tyra Banks, honey

ugh. Is this a goal for some people?


I feel like Beyonce is trying to be Oprah - voice of a generation, role model for (young|black|women) people, moral arbiter, media icon. Tyra Banks was also (post-modeling career) trying to be Oprah.

Not only will Beyonce never be Oprah, she'll never even get to the Oprah level that Tyra did (I'd say Tyra barely merits a "Stedman fart" on the scale of "1-Oprah").
 
2013-01-22 03:20:29 PM  
Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.
 
2013-01-22 03:22:18 PM  

timswar: Im glad she lip synced the song. How bad would it have looked if she had screwed up the words.

/It happens, a lot. You can know the song since childhood but having to sing it in front of several hundred thousand people AND the President could cause anyone to screw up


The "Star Spangled Banner" is a shiatty national anthem: stupid lyrics and hard to sing. "America the Beautiful" should be our choice.
 
2013-01-22 03:22:33 PM  
You're invited then you better try to sing a bit.
 
2013-01-22 03:23:22 PM  
As I understand it, they have every artist pre record so that if the sound system gets farked up, it doesn't cut out on National TV. IIRC, the sound they play at the event itself is still the real deal. They did the same thing with Yo Yo Ma last time around, there was some stupid outrage article in the tabloids over that too.
 
2013-01-22 03:24:25 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Well, she's an artist. You can't expect her to just perform when scheduled.


It's standard for everyone in live situations like this, period. It's not a "pampered artist" thing, its a business thing. In something this big, a screwup is a LOT of money and embarrassment. Hell, they even lip sync on SNL, and that's nowhere the size of a Presidential Inauguration.
 
2013-01-22 03:24:50 PM  

trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Brutal.
 
2013-01-22 03:25:52 PM  

Pinner: You're invited then you better try to sing a bit.


Honey Bey-Bey don't care.
 
2013-01-22 03:27:08 PM  
In before the White knighting of Lady Gaga
 
2013-01-22 03:27:19 PM  

PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.


We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.
 
2013-01-22 03:28:14 PM  

rnld: This means Sarah Palin becomes President Jay-z.



FTFY.
 
2013-01-22 03:28:52 PM  

Mikey1969: It's standard for everyone in live situations like this, period. It's not a "pampered artist" thing, its a business thing. In something this big, a screwup is a LOT of money and embarrassment. Hell, they even lip sync on SNL, and that's nowhere the size of a Presidential Inauguration.


Pretend singing. Serious business.
 
2013-01-22 03:29:01 PM  
Pre-recorded music in cold weather at an inauguration?

It could never happen.
 
2013-01-22 03:29:52 PM  

moothemagiccow: red5ish: This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.

I think it's pretty farked up that she'd rather look good than sing well and is still adored by the public.


It is incredibly commonplace.
On American Bandstand and most variety shows of the 1960s, vocals and instrumentals were all synced to pre-recorded music. Since the advent of MTV in the 1980s, many artists have focused on visual effects, rather than singing, for their live shows. Artists often lip-sync during strenuous dance numbers in both live and recorded performances. Some singers habitually lip-sync during live performance, both concert and televised, whereas others do lip syncing only for certain songs or types of performances.

There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

And if that gets you worked up, how do you feel about Auto-Tune? That shiat is awful, and has been around for decades (although not as obviously employed as it is today).
 
2013-01-22 03:29:59 PM  

Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.


Apples v. oranges: both are awesome

What next?
 
2013-01-22 03:30:32 PM  

rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.


Now THOSE are lyrics that will make you cry everytime.

She looks good. She looks fine.
She looks good, she looks fine, and she really blows my mind.


/everything old is better...to old people
 
2013-01-22 03:30:39 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Well, at least Beyonce isn't glorifying someone who shoots a person in the head and then whines to his mommy.
 
2013-01-22 03:34:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: red5ish: This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.

I think it's pretty farked up that she'd rather look good than sing well and is still adored by the public.


I think it's pretty farked up that after years and years of this, people still don't understand that this is S.O.P., no matter who the artist, for a gig like this.
 
2013-01-22 03:36:33 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Okay we get it. Beyoncé was black man with a mustache that died of AIDS.
 
2013-01-22 03:36:41 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Mikey1969: It's standard for everyone in live situations like this, period. It's not a "pampered artist" thing, its a business thing. In something this big, a screwup is a LOT of money and embarrassment. Hell, they even lip sync on SNL, and that's nowhere the size of a Presidential Inauguration.

Pretend singing. Serious business.


Still real singing. They record it live right before(At the event location), they aren't just whipping out her CD and laying it out. Hell, it explains why even good bands usually sound like shiat on SNL. That place has the worst acoustics ever. I'm pretty sure these bands would sound better playing in my utility closet, next to the water heaters and the boiler(Possibly a dead mouse or two also).
 
2013-01-22 03:37:58 PM  

rnld: This means Sarah Palin becomes President.


LOL, funny. I was about 45 minutes late on trying to submit this, but this was my headline, right along your lines:

"Beyonce lip-syncs national anthem. Totally outrageous and unprecedented. Sarah Palin President, Joe Biden sells his Trans-Am, you guys know how this works by now"
 
2013-01-22 03:39:11 PM  
Next time let's just have an opera singer who doesn't need to be auto-tuned sing it.
 
2013-01-22 03:39:17 PM  

rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.


That song is actually surprisingly deep:

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for their submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you

// compared to "who run the world? girls" - not much subtlety in that, is there?
 
2013-01-22 03:39:51 PM  
Wolf!
 
2013-01-22 03:40:36 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


"we will we will rock you" (repeat until beer guy gets to your row)
 
2013-01-22 03:41:03 PM  

Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.


Yes, my older brother. He has two tween girls and you cannot go five minutes in his house with listening to Single Ladies. He wants them married to rich men and out of the house so he doesn't have to deal with/support them anymore and Beyonce is an essential part of his programming efforts.
 
2013-01-22 03:42:05 PM  

red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.


LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?
 
2013-01-22 03:43:14 PM  
That does it! I'm voting for Britney Spears!
 
2013-01-22 03:44:13 PM  

Dr Dreidel: rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.

That song is actually surprisingly deep:

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for their submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you

// compared to "who run the world? girls" - not much subtlety in that, is there?


Unless you get the reality of who run the world.
 
2013-01-22 03:50:53 PM  
First Obama fakes Sandy Hook, now Beyonce fakes the national anthem? Is there no low this man will not stoop to? What's next? "I can't Believe it's not Butter"? Krab meat salads? Diet Dr. Pepper?

I just want my country back.
 
2013-01-22 03:53:26 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Well, at least Beyonce isn't glorifying someone who shoots a person in the head and then whines to his mommy.


So, you're in favor of a world-wide gynocracy and you want to take handguns away?

Why do you hate freedom?
 
2013-01-22 03:54:32 PM  

worlddan: Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.

Yes, my older brother. He has two tween girls and you cannot go five minutes in his house with listening to Single Ladies. He wants them married to rich men and out of the house so he doesn't have to deal with/support them anymore and Beyonce is an essential part of his programming efforts.


i just started watching Glee, and i've had that earworm in my brain for about a week now.
 
2013-01-22 03:56:45 PM  
"It was the most celebrated rendition of America's national anthem in a generation"

LOL, wut?
 
2013-01-22 03:59:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Still real singing.


"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to hear Beyonce sing!"

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to listen to a pre-recorded song while Beyonce mouth the words!"

Bait and switch. You're right, it's not new.
 
2013-01-22 04:01:22 PM  

Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?


It's also a plot point in a Terry Pratchett novel.
The next big revelation will be that those aliens in the movies aren't REAL. Yikes.
 
2013-01-22 04:01:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Mikey1969: Still real singing.

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to hear Beyonce sing!"

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to listen to a pre-recorded song while Beyonce mouth the words!"

Bait and switch. You're right, it's not new.


So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform? You know... they can always use new people at Fox and Friends. You should apply.
 
2013-01-22 04:02:15 PM  

ABQGOD: "It was the most celebrated rendition of America's national anthem in a generation"

LOL, wut?


Seconded... LOL... wut?
 
2013-01-22 04:04:07 PM  

Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?


So, in your reality, nobody went just to watch Beyonce perform, I'm sorry, pretend to perform?
 
2013-01-22 04:07:22 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-22 04:07:34 PM  
I have a sad confession to make - half of my flatulence in the office is pre-recorded.
I make the motions and subtlety hit the play button on my computer - then I wave some rotten cheese around to simulate the flatus stench.

I'm sorry and apologize.
 
2013-01-22 04:07:42 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Bohemian Rhapsody's lyrics are not its strong point. And it's fair to say Fred had some help with the guitar bits and drums.
 
2013-01-22 04:08:24 PM  

hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]


...... it was on a holiday

//wouldn't have "missed" work either
 
2013-01-22 04:11:30 PM  

hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]


That's some old recycled bullshiat you posted.
 
2013-01-22 04:16:29 PM  

red5ish: Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?

It's also a plot point in a Terry Pratchett novel.
The next big revelation will be that those aliens in the movies aren't REAL. Yikes.


The TRULY amazing thing? The aliens ARE real. CGI is what's fake. The aliens have been among us since Roswell, and this is how we keep them gainfully employed... :-)
 
2013-01-22 04:17:15 PM  

Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.


Well ok...

www.yalibnan.com
i.huffpost.com




What did you hope to accomplish with this?
 
2013-01-22 04:18:36 PM  
Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.
 
2013-01-22 04:18:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?

So, in your reality, nobody went just to watch Beyonce perform, I'm sorry, pretend to perform?


So, had Beyonce not been there, nobody would have attended. That's why you should apply to Fox and Friends. They were the ones who suggested that huge Obama rally in 2008 was just because of The National playing music at the event. While your material isn't new, they won't mind at all.
 
2013-01-22 04:22:13 PM  
I saw a segment on the news talking about how awesome Beyonce was because at some point in the song she took out her ear piece and was basically like, "I'm Beyonce! I don't need no stinkin earpiece!" and she continued to rock.

Somehow I doubt they will retract that piece and correct it to say she was just lip syncing.
 
2013-01-22 04:25:31 PM  

Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?


Surool: So, had Beyonce not been there, nobody would have attended



You keep putting the same words in my mouth. Your absolutes are dishonest. I never said "nobody would have attended". I have said some were probably only there to see a celebrity trick them into thinking she had just performed a great piece when it was actually pre-recorded in a studio.

But keep on going with No Beyonce, No Inauguration as if I had said that. After the third time, maybe someone can draw a Venn diagram for you.
 
2013-01-22 04:25:38 PM  

Turfshoe: I saw a segment on the news talking about how awesome Beyonce was because at some point in the song she took out her ear piece and was basically like, "I'm Beyonce! I don't need no stinkin earpiece!" and she continued to rock.


Who needs an earpiece when they're lip synching?
 
2013-01-22 04:28:34 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


What can I say? He likes big butts and he cannot lie. Unless it's about having sex with that woman.
 
2013-01-22 04:28:42 PM  
Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!
 
2013-01-22 04:29:11 PM  

LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.


Two women? He's a busy guy.
 
2013-01-22 04:31:02 PM  

Dr. Whoof: Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.

Well ok...
[www.yalibnan.com image 300x376]
[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]


What did you hope to accomplish with this?


fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-01-22 04:32:36 PM  

LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.


No, you're thinking of Lucy Van Pelt, because he got sick of her pulling the football away.
 
2013-01-22 04:35:34 PM  

Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?


Have you seen this (Singin' In The Rain is in there)?
 
2013-01-22 04:35:54 PM  

red5ish: Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!


Did someone play a recording of the howitzer firing and then shake the barrel a little bit to simulate a discharge?
 
2013-01-22 04:36:14 PM  
Beyonce used to be a man.

...And, one day, I'm going to PROVE it!
 
2013-01-22 04:46:56 PM  

CarnySaur: LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.

No, you're thinking of Lucy Van Pelt, because he got sick of her pulling the football away.


Whatever. I just need to know enough to be outraged.
 
2013-01-22 04:46:59 PM  

red5ish: Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!


You know what's wrong, not letting law-abiding American patriot citizens buy howitzers without a background check at a gun show. There's a legitimate need for them... you know, for the wild hog problem. DAMN YOU, FARTBONGO!
 
2013-01-22 04:47:47 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: shake the barrel a little bit to simulate a discharge?


fap?
 
2013-01-22 04:57:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]

...... it was on a holiday


Was gonna say this, too.
 
2013-01-22 05:02:03 PM  
It was too cold to sing well. Your vocal chords tighten up, and trying to reach some of those notes at that temperature, had the potential to damage her voice.

Many professional singers I know, won't even drink anything cold before they sing, and some even gargle warm water.
 
2013-01-22 05:05:22 PM  
I'm bored of this story already. I need something new to become outraged about. Somebody do something awful. Shoot a bunch of kids or something.
 
2013-01-22 05:09:00 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


oh my god those things are so un farking believably stupid

let me just cherry pick a particular wordy voice from a song that I like, and the chorus of a song that I don't like, and then make picture of words dot text
 
2013-01-22 05:11:10 PM  
of course by voice I mean verse
 
2013-01-22 05:24:20 PM  
lip sync or not, she still sang it. its not like a concert.
 
2013-01-22 05:25:02 PM  

Fart_Machine: Worst scandal ever!



the Nation will never recover.
 
2013-01-22 05:27:15 PM  

hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]



and the 100,000 millionaires/billionaires who didn't attend were busy on transatlantic phone calls with their tax avoidance bankers.


far enough.
 
2013-01-22 05:28:42 PM  

TommyymmoT: It was too cold to sing well. Your vocal chords tighten up, and trying to reach some of those notes at that temperature, had the potential to damage her voice.

Many professional singers I know, won't even drink anything cold before they sing, and some even gargle warm water.



don't try to explain. you're ruining a National Scandal hopeful for the Republicans. (its all they've got now)
 
2013-01-22 05:30:21 PM  

Linux_Yes: lip sync or not, she still sang it.


Yes, she did. She sang it, perhaps several times, at a recording studio earlier and not in front of a million people live. Quite an accomplishment to be proud of, to be sure. One I would tell my grandchildren about.

"Guess what MeeMaw did at the 2nd Obama Presidential Inauguration?! That's right! I mouthed words soundlessly!"
 
2013-01-22 05:33:54 PM  
I can't get into a twist about Beyonce lip-syncing at the inaugural because it's not a big shock. She is just another made-up, oversaturated singer who uses videos and studio tricks to hide her lack of vocal talent.

In short: Beyonce is just a big butt and a smile.
 
2013-01-22 05:38:05 PM  

Jackson Herring: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

oh my god those things are so un farking believably stupid

let me just cherry pick a particular wordy voice from a song that I like, and the chorus of a song that I don't like, and then make picture of words dot text


Seriously. This notion that shallow popular music is somehow more prolific now than in decades past is absolutely moronic.
 
2013-01-22 05:40:51 PM  

Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.


I'm not a fan, but I don't mind her. She oversings too much for my taste (Whitney Houston misunderstood the lesson of Aretha Franklin, and female R&B vocalists keep repeating the error), and I don't care at all for the recording style she and her producers prefer - it's sterile, to my ears. On the other hand, she has a decent set of pipes on her and there are a couple of her songs that I like. Goodness knows I've heard a lot worse, and for that matter, I listened to worse in my youth.
 
2013-01-22 05:42:39 PM  

oldfarthenry: I have a sad confession to make - half of my flatulence in the office is pre-recorded.
I make the motions and subtlety hit the play button on my computer - then I wave some rotten cheese around to simulate the flatus stench.

I'm sorry and apologize.


wow. and i really respected what you do, man. just...wow.
 
2013-01-22 05:43:03 PM  
Of course Beyonce lip synched, If she sang live, it might just possibly reveal she can't sing at all.
 
2013-01-22 05:45:00 PM  

oryx: Of course Beyonce lip synched, If she sang live, it might just possibly reveal she can't sing at all.


That's absurd. As I said, I find her style histrionic, even vulgar, but no one can realistically deny that she has technical skill.
 
2013-01-22 05:47:31 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


You know, normally I'd agree with that sentiment, but in this case, she's doing a cover. And she's got a great voice for it. Even if it was recorded. Makes me want to get the track. Doesn't matter to me otherwise. I know how the industry works.

/didn't read the article, assuming it was playback and not real singing
 
2013-01-22 05:56:52 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?

Surool: So, had Beyonce not been there, nobody would have attended


You keep putting the same words in my mouth. Your absolutes are dishonest. I never said "nobody would have attended". I have said some were probably only there to see a celebrity trick them into thinking she had just performed a great piece when it was actually pre-recorded in a studio.

But keep on going with No Beyonce, No Inauguration as if I had said that. After the third time, maybe someone can draw a Venn diagram for you.


Anyone who would go to all the trouble and expense of attending a presidential inauguration and b*tch about a singer who was there is a complete tool.
 
2013-01-22 06:00:42 PM  
Why bother to pre record a performance when can be a critic on Fark?
 
2013-01-22 06:05:33 PM  

Jackson Herring: of course by voice I mean verse


I tawt you was from Joysey.
 
2013-01-22 06:05:46 PM  

Surool: Anyone who would go to all the trouble and expense of attending a presidential inauguration and b*tch about a singer who was there is a complete tool.


The biatching is about the not-singer.
 
2013-01-22 06:06:43 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Surool: Anyone who would go to all the trouble and expense of attending a presidential inauguration and b*tch about a singer who was there is a complete tool.

The biatching is about the not-singer.


It wouldn't have been so bad, had the Decembrists not cancelled.
 
2013-01-22 06:33:55 PM  

LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.


I smiled.
 
2013-01-22 06:47:15 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


i309.photobucket.com

 You owe me a new keyboard, seriously.

 I know I'm not supposed to celebrate bad behavior, but is there a man in this room that doesn't secretly wish he was Bill Clinton? I mean, you have rock stars, athletes, and actors, but this man was the farking president for eight years and retains the title for life. Hell, I'm straight and I'd probably fark him.

 I imagine his pick-up lines are something like, "Hi! I'm Bill Clinton. Do me a favor and hike that skirt up and bend over the desk."

 "Ok!"
 
2013-01-22 06:54:36 PM  
she wasn't lip synching. the band was. because the cold temps affect their instruments. she sang with the backing track
 
2013-01-22 07:09:53 PM  
Eshman
Now let's do apples and oranges

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-22 07:12:57 PM  
If you look at her tongue movements in the HD broadcast, I'd be incredibly surprised if there's an ounce of truth in this. It's just too perfect.

A back up? Of course. Pre-recorded music? Possibly. Her prerecorded? I very much doubt.
 
2013-01-22 07:48:10 PM  
There's a great gif of a dog humping a purple pillow that best illustrates the "journalist's" reaction to Barry's re-installment.
 
2013-01-22 07:52:53 PM  

www.blogcdn.com

... but Beyonce is the best lipsyncher of all time OF ALL TIME

 
2013-01-22 08:08:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "We pre-recorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial," she said.

It's true.  I heard George Washington had a mixtape made just in case the fife and drum corps didn't show up.


Well, techically it only has to have been done since July 6 1189 to have been done since time immemorial.
 
2013-01-22 08:14:32 PM  

Dr Dreidel: I feel like Beyonce is trying to be Oprah - voice of a generation, role model for (young|black|women) people, moral arbiter, media icon. Tyra Banks was also (post-modeling career) trying to be Oprah.


We get it. They're black. And female.
 
2013-01-22 08:58:56 PM  

bradkanus: it's less about the President and more about her and her image.  I don't like the President, but this really has nothing to do with him.


Agree. Not an Obama fan but this is an issue on as far as a singer is concerned.
 
2013-01-22 09:00:01 PM  

Surool: So?


She fears her natural voice in front of amillion people....an entertainer, not a singer.
 
2013-01-22 09:01:24 PM  

TomD9938: Why not just sing the song?

No one cares if you miss a note here or there.

/ You too Whitney


Exactly! Sing it!
 
2013-01-22 09:04:12 PM  
If you're going to lip sync, why even fake it. Just sit there and listen along with everyone else....
 
2013-01-22 09:43:36 PM  

Shae123: Surool: So?

She fears her natural voice in front of amillion people....an entertainer, not a singer.


I'm not defending Beyonce. I can't stand her. I don't think this is a huge scandal either.
 
2013-01-22 09:59:00 PM  

rnld: Dr Dreidel: rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.

That song is actually surprisingly deep:

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for their submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you

// compared to "who run the world? girls" - not much subtlety in that, is there?

Unless you get the reality of who run the world.


Fat bottomed girls make the world go round.

/Score another one for Freddy.
 
2013-01-22 10:50:51 PM  
Once you get past the headlines, all the articles I've read say that the Marine Band's recording of the anthem was pre-recorded and played. I didn't get the impression that Beyonce's singing was pre-recorded, too. Shoot, I can usually spot lip-syncs, and if she did, she's the best lip-syncer that I've seen.

/looked real to me.
 
2013-01-23 12:56:01 AM  
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2013-01-23 01:11:37 AM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


That's a good pic, so long as it's only used to show how ridiculous it is that people like Beyonce are considered artists. I have a serious problem with it when it's some old bastard trying to imply that there's no good musicians/lyricists out there today. They're out there, just being broadcasted by Clear Channel. There's also the added bonus that most of the completely stupid shiat from decades ago has disappeared into the garbage bin of history.

Mikey1969: Soup4Bonnie: Well, she's an artist. You can't expect her to just perform when scheduled.

It's standard for everyone in live situations like this, period. It's not a "pampered artist" thing, its a business thing. In something this big, a screwup is a LOT of money and embarrassment. Hell, they even lip sync on SNL, and that's nowhere the size of a Presidential Inauguration.


And that's a damn shame. For a lot of styles of music it's expected for people to make mistakes and improvise while performing. It's a shame that pop music has gotten to the point that some people find it a turnoff if the performer even seems tired by the end of the night, and criticisms get even more harsh when they make [gasp] a mistake. I always felt it was just the way it was when they've given it their all for the last 75-90 minutes. I'll take the mistakes and the exhaustion. That's part of what makes it real for me.
 
2013-01-23 01:13:59 AM  
subby faked a submission to a full article.
 
2013-01-23 01:16:48 AM  
Just NOT being broadcast by Clear Channel.

/preview is my friend
 
2013-01-23 01:52:34 AM  
If she didn't really sing at the time she was presented as "singing," then we would have done just as well to have a life-size cardboard cutout of Beyonce standing there at the podium. In other words, young lady, you do NOT get to schmooze and mingle and party with the powerful if you're not going to actually work for it, i.e., sing the song.

Alternatively, they could have brought in Susan Boyle: "And now, ladies and gentlemen, Susan Boyle, passionately lip-synching Beyonce's rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'"
 
2013-01-23 07:33:49 AM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


You can barely see... but Hillary is looking at Bill, haha.
 
2013-01-23 07:58:36 AM  
Singing in cold air is brutally difficult, particularly when you have to sing over a broad range. Prerecording and then deciding what to do on the day makes perfect sense.
 
2013-01-23 08:16:48 AM  
No biggie. In 2009, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Gabriela Montero and clarinetist Anthony McGill performed a John Williams work which was pre-recorded, due to the cold temperatures. Those hacks....it's about the weather and acoustics of the instruments involved. Although Beyonce has pale talent in comparison, it's the only move that makes sense concerning the event and the conditions.

I hear Ellen Degeners wasn't really talking in real time to the audience as well.....
 
2013-01-23 08:29:06 AM  
What is it with pop stars and their lip synching anyway? What's so difficult about doing it for real?
 
2013-01-23 08:35:12 AM  
IIRC, U2 played for real and they're old Irish dudes from England.
 
2013-01-23 09:10:19 AM  
Even if it were warm out, she would still need to pre-record it so all her wrong notes can be digitally adjusted to be in tune. She's a fraud, a dolled-up fat chick who's almost as over-rated as her husband. You know Obama secretly thinks they both suck as musicians.
 
2013-01-23 10:15:08 AM  

Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.


you sound white
 
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