The revelations that Beyoncé lip synced her performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at President Obama's inauguration on Monday left us all shocked, but let's be honest, she's hardly the first popstar to rely on the use of a backing track.
With her performances on 'The X Factor' and 'The Voice', Cheryl Cole has been a repeat offender, and who could forget when her backing track failed on 'Stand Up To Cancer' last year, exposing her as a mimer?
And then there is the Queen of mime, Britney Spears, who has been known to only sing one song live on her tours before now.
But the difference between them and Beyoncé is that we know the Destiny's Child singer can actually sing live, which makes her decision to lip sync at Obama's swearing in particularly odd. She's not even got the excuse of having to perform an energetic dance routine to defend herself with.
But credit where credit is due, she is blinking good at miming - we were totally fooled. This lot could learn a lot from her...
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