But, given just how pervasive lip-synching is in the world of pop music, and how big of a scale the inauguration is, it wouldn’t be too surprising if Beyoncé opted for the pre-recorded version. In fact, all the talk got us here at MTV News thinking about all the other famous lip-synched performances. We’ve rounded up some of the more memorable ones, including moments from other divas like Whitney Houston and Jennifer Hudson.
The Gold Standard
Whitney Houston’s 1991 Super Bowl performance has always been the go-to for “Star-Spangled” perfection. But, Beyoncé should take solace in knowing that even the late, great diva lip-synched her rendition of the national anthem.