9 Artists Who Lip-Synced
If Beyonce did, she's in good company
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Whitney Houston, seen here in 2010, was no stranger to lip-syncing.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

(Newser) – The debate over whether Beyonce lip-synced the national anthem continues, but either way, the Washington Post points out that the practice of lip-syncing isn't all that uncommon. It lists nine examples:

  • When Whitney Houston performed what many called the best rendition of the national anthem ever, at the Super Bowl in 1991, she was actually lip-syncing.
  • At last year's Super Bowl, Madonna pre-recorded her halftime show song so she could focus on dancing.

  • Maybe the Super Bowl is just a really stressful venue? Jennifer Hudson also pre-recorded her rendition of the national anthem there in 2009.
  • Even famed opera singer Luciano Pavarotti lip-synced when he performed at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in 2006.
  • And Britney Spears pre-recorded her entire show during "The Circus" tour.
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right2dave
Jan 28, 2013 8:58 AM CST
They have lots of practice with their lips.
iq145
Jan 27, 2013 1:55 PM CST
OH NO. THIS IS HORRIBLE. THIS COULD END THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.
pranaphish
Jan 26, 2013 6:59 PM CST
It makes sense to pre-record something as a backup, just think if something happened on the big day and there was no plan-B. Also is there any evidence that Whitney lip synched or is this just more Evann Gastaldo "journalism"?