The Real Shock About Beyonce's "Star Spangled Banner"!

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No, it's not that she was lipsynching, singing along, or whatever she was doing.

Way back in 1991, when Whitney Houston did a tremendous job with the tune and it was later revealed to be a lipsynch, it was rather shocking.

But now, in reality show-drenched America, it's just a "Duh."

To me, the really shocking thing about Beyonce's version is that it was a bit of a ripoff (or let's say homage) to Whitney's.

When Beyonce hit the big finish, she went with "the la-and of the free-eee--EEE," going higher with each "eee" in the exact same manner Whitney did.

Believe it not, the song isn't written that way. It was Whitney's take on it. And Beyonce appropriated that "EEE" in a way that read to me like highway robbery. (But generally, she was very good.)

The other shocking thing is that Beyonce does an amazing lipsynch job.

She could easily be a drag queen!


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6 comments
notebook1
notebook1

 None of these bitches should need to lipsync !They are supposed to be the best in the world, of all time ! and they cant even sing live in front of our president ! shameful, pathetic, discusting and cowardly !

Used2BMelinda9
Used2BMelinda9

This 'controversy' was surprising - I was surprised that anyone out there actually believes she can sing, much less able to sing the national anthem at a big event without assistance.

Timmee
Timmee

You mean Beyonce is the reductive Whitney?

bethesda
bethesda

Justin Bieber is Brett Sommers

Mr_E
Mr_E

She is a drag queen, that's why she's so popular in the gay community, I don't know a single straight person who likes her or her music. Aside from the obvious Auto-Tuning (needed because she can't actually sing) on the pre-recorded track, I too noticed her blatant Whitney rip off. That's to be expected though considering all of today's "popular" artists are rip offs of past artists: Rihanna is Grace Jones, Lady Gaga is Madonna, Dale Bozio, Lee Bowery and everyone else she thinks we forgot about, Nicki Minaj is Latoya Jackson and Justin Bieber is Jodie Foster.

bethesda
bethesda

She IS a good drag queen.

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