Beyonce - Beyonce disappointed by controversy

Beyonce Knowles is said to be bitterly disappointed by reaction to her performance of the American national anthem at Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday (21.01.13).

The 'Halo' hitmaker - who allegedly mimed 'The Star Spangled Banner' in Washington DC immediately following the president's swearing-in and speech because she only had one night to rehearse with the US Marine Corp Band before the performance - reportedly feels she did nothing wrong and the controversy has tarnished what was supposed to be a momentous occasion.

A source close to the 'Diva' singer said she is very disappointed, saying she feels ''a technicality which everybody does took away from the beauty of the moment.''

The source also confirmed to USMagazine.com that the 31-year-old singer used a backing track, but explained that this is completely normal for an outdoor performance and insisted she also sang parts of the song live.

The insider said: ''She didn't think there was anything wrong with it. Pavarotti has done it! It was freezing out, and if she messed up just one note, that would have been the story.

''Everybody uses these tracks, and the music director advised it. Any big outdoor live performance is almost always with some kind of track.

''She did sing, but used a track.''

A spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band was the first to reveal that Beyonce did not sing live and previously explained: ''We don't know why Beyoncé decided to use pre-recorded music. All music [for inaugural ceremonies] is pre-recorded as a matter of course, and that's something we've done for years and years. The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Beyonce Knowles - Luciano Pavarotti


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer have certainly introduced themselves...

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

One of hip-hop's most popular female artists, Iggy Azalea, is...

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

Bleachers' 'Strange Desire' - The Five Best Songs

New music from indie-pop superstars Fun. is definitely in the works, considering the multi-platinum band just...

Bleachers' 'Strange Desire' - The Five Best Songs

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

Not many artists have their break-out year after more than a decade...

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

"The Big Bang Theory" Is Hitting Production Delays Over Big Pay Demands From Stars

Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory is mercifully being delayed over...

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Anything Goes

Lady Gaga unveils a studio video of her collaborative new single with Tony Bennett entitled 'Anything Goes'...

Lady Gaga - Anything Goes Video
Advertisement

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series on the box at the moment but that hasn’t...

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

Ray J expresses remorse over his highly publicized sex tape back in 2007 with his self-directed music...

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production

NBC's forthcoming live stage production of 'Peter Pan' has just cast...

 'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

gwendolynwas's picture

gwendolynwas

I wonder why the Marine Corp spokesperson felt the need to anounce in what way the song was sung anyway. I hope he or she doesnot feel the need to anounce anything more important or classified than that.

1 year 6 months ago
Report
View Comments

gwendolynwas's picture

gwendolynwas

I wonder why the Marine corp spokesperson felt the need to anounce in what way the song was sung anyway.

1 year 6 months ago
Report
View Comments

Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All