Beyonce 'lip-synched' anthem at Obama's inauguration

Beyonce lip-synched the national anthem at President Obama's inauguration to a pre-recorded backing track, The Times (£) reported.

A spokeswoman for the Marine Corps Band, who accompanied Beyonce, reportedly said the singer decided to rely on the studio version shortly before she was due to perform.

She said: “We did pre-record it and it was Beyonce’s decision at the last minute to go with the pre-recorded version. We pre-recorded all music as a matter of course and have done since time immemorial."