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Jennifer Hudson lip-syncs the national anthem at the Super Bowl. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
  • Got to give it to Jennifer Hudson: She's great at singing . . . and lip-syncing. The producer of the Super Bowl's pregame show insisted Hudson prerecord her stirring version of the national anthem. "That's the right way to do it," Rickey Minor told the Associated Press after the game. "There's too many variables to go live. I would never recommend any artist go live, because the slightest glitch would devastate the performance." Minor also said Faith Hill lip-synced "America the Beautiful" at the game. The only one who performed live? The out-of-breath Bruce Springsteen.
  • Looks like Britney Spears's no-drama phase is going to last a while longer. Daddy Jamie Spears, who controls her affairs and engineered the pop star's successful comeback last year, has taken out restraining orders that prevent former manager Sam Lutfi and ex-boyfriend Adnan Ghalib from coming anywhere near the singer.

By The Reliable Source  |  February 3, 2009; 7:45 AM ET
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Why do black people take 10 minutes to sing the National Anthem?

Posted by: YourVote4ChangeWasWasted | February 3, 2009 1:12 PM | Report abuse

It never would have occurred to me that anyone would lip-sync the National Anthem, therefore, I didn't even look for that possibilty. I am thoroughly dissappointed if that is true.

People feel deceived when someone lip-syncs. Why pretend that you are singing, why not stand there and play the recorded song? To fool the people?!?

We travel to live concerts, and pay high ticket prices to see performers sing live. We go to live theatre for a reason. There is something very special about LIVE performances.

As a young child, I remember watching "Dick Clark's American Bandstand" and getting frustrated because it was so obvious the on stage LIVE singers were not singing live at all, they were pretending to sing their recorded song. Even then, I knew that was a deception of sorts.

Saturday night LIVE guest, Ashley Simpson, tried to fool us by lip syncing and the public responded very negatively, and found her to be a joke after that.

The last was Milly Vanilly...the band that not only lip synched, but used other people's voices.....

Please don't act like you are singing live if you are not. Just be honest. Hudsen has a beautiful voice and most loved her version of the song...just don't try to fake out the public....

Posted by: burklewkaren | February 6, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

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