(CBS) — So the world suspects that at the inauguration ceremony on Monday, Beyonce did not sing the National Anthem. She lip synced it.
The Marine band at the inauguration tattled on her to the media, and public opinion is booing her for it, grousing at Beyonce for fooling us.READ MORE: Police Officer Responding To Shooting, Struck By Bullet Fired By 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
But it was cold and windy out there, and she must have feared being less than perfect, not wanting her microphone to rattle, or her teeth to chatter, or her voice to waver in the wind.
The National Anthem is too important for that, so apparently she synced it, with her voice pre-recorded, as others outdoors in the winter have done.READ MORE: World's Smallest Flying Structure Developed By Northwestern Engineers
Yo-Yo Ma, at the last inauguration, in 2009, hand-synced his performance on his cello.
However she sang it, Beyonce gave us a gift, a near perfect National Anthem.MORE NEWS: Ed's Driveway: Volkswagen ID.4
I say give her a gift in return. Cut the carping. Give Beyonce a break.