"Nobody should judge this because you don't know any of the conditions that took place and what transpired leading up to it... What I heard is, there was no time for rehearsal and I thought she was phenomenal. And I know that was her voice... I still couldn't tell you whether she was live or not. If that was lip-syncing, that would be the best lip-syncing I've ever seen." MICHAEL BOLTON defends Beyonce amid ongoing reports she lip-synced the U.S. National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration last week (21Jan13).