Lip-Syncing In Music – It Does Tend To Land Some Pop Stars In Trouble

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 Beyoncé Knowles, a multi-Grammy Award winner sung live at the inauguration did not do very well. The inauguration of the President of the United States takes place during the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States, which is every four years on January 20.

Prior to the Twentieth Amendment, the date was March 4, the day of the year on which the Constitution of the United States first took effect in 1789; the last inauguration to take place on the older date was Franklin D. Roosevelt's first one on March 4, 1933. The day a presidential inauguration occurs is known as Inauguration Day.

President of the United States, John F. Kenned...
President of the United States, John F. Kennedy accompanied by his spouse, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and Honourable John George Diefenbaker on steps of the Parliament (Photo credit: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives)

 The only inauguration element mandated by the United States Constitution is that the President make an oath or affirmation before that person can "enter on the Execution" of the office of the presidency however, over the years, various traditions have arisen that have expanded the inauguration from a simple oath-taking ceremony to a day-long event, including parades, speeches etc.

From the presidency of Andrew Jackson to Jimmy Carter Inauguration Day ceremonies Ronald Reagan also joined in with a Lip sync, lip-sync, lip-synch and lip synchronization are matching lip movements described techniques at live performance during public  recordings.

The Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial (Photo credit: voteprime) 

Sometimes lip-synching performances are forced by television for short guest appearances, as it requires less time for rehearsals.The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

The inauguration, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., marked the commencement of the four-year term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President.
English: Spears in london
English: Spears in london (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Bands famous for making a mockery of a TOTP performance include, Travis, Nirvana, Green Day, Oasis and Muse. Britney Spears lip-synced and many pop singers do this sort of thing lip-syncing should be put in the room 101 bin.


The world’s top opera singers, the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Turin, Luciano Pavarotti, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, Leone Magiera a mere publicity stunt to make Italy look great on the world stage. Audio to video synchronization audio video sync, audio/video sync, AV-sync, lip sync, or by the lack of it: lip sync error, lip-flap refers to the relative timing of audio and video, post-production, transmission, reception and play-back processing.

AV-sync can be an issue in television, videoconferencing, or film. Lip sync errors are most commonly noticed by average viewers when a close up of the face of a performer such as a newscaster is viewed.
Lincoln, Nebraska  (LOC)
Lincoln, Nebraska (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)
Home television a flat panel TV sound leads the video a noticeable amount of time. This timing lip sync error ranges up to several seconds throughout the television program, Inauguration Day every four years the President of the United States takes office, Inauguration Day January 20.

George Washington
George Washington (Photo credit: Joye~)
The inauguration for the first U.S. president, George Washington,  April 30, 1789 was originally March 4 . 1933 inauguration date changed this helped Franklin Roosevelt in 1937. Thomas Jefferson president Washington, D.C 1801 -1901 the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies where U.S. Armed Forces ceremonies George Washington a commander of the forces.

Other Americans lip-syncing Milli Vanilli A papal inauguration of the Catholic Church, a Roman Rite a Byzantine Rite and a ecclesiastical investiture of a pope. The inauguration of Pope John Paul I papal coronation ceremony.

Pope Paul VI and a papal tiara at the Vatican sold and money given to charity Catholics in United States at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a statue of Saint Peter in the capital of the USA.

English: Interior of the Basilica of the Natio...
English: Interior of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Lip-synching moving the lips for a speech or song live is wrong, dishonest also known as miming, actors and clowns  or anyone who cover for other people during illness lip synching American Bandstand in the 1960s, synced, pre-recorded before MTV visual effects improved the illusion at live shows.

Habitual lip-syncing for songs, inaugural address on a speech  at Political inaugurations in front of a crowd of spectators. A monarchical inauguration, a coronation originates from the Latin word augur a word commonly used in rituals by Roman priests seeking to understand the will of the gods.
philippines manila jeepney
Philippines manila jeepney (Photo credit: FriskoDude)
    lip-syncing in the Philippines is a crime of public ridicule. The inauguration of the President of the Philippines for example is said to restore democracy and martial laws in the Malacañan Palace riding a presidential vehicle as an incumbent president welcomed with a symbolic shake of hands then the proper inauguration rites continue.

George Washington
George Washington (Photo credit: cliff1066™) 
   The George Washington University comprehensive in Washington, D.C chartered an Act of Congress on 1821 to help out The Columbian College a minister Luther Rice raised funds to make a building on College Hill. Three years later in 1824 President Monroe, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Marquis de Lafayetteall met up to speak about the  Civil War and it was a hospital that they used as a barracks.