Category: Society / January 23, 2013 8:30 AM EST
Never mind President Barack Obama's inauguration address or what Michelle Obama was wearing at the ball.
Was Beyonce lip-synching the U.S. national anthem on Monday (January 21), or wasn't she?
The Grammy-winning singer remained silent on Tuesday (January 22) amid a media storm over whether she was lip-synching, singing over her own pre-recorded track, or performing live when she delivered a flawless version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to hundreds of thousands of people in Washington and millions watching on television.
Beyonce, 31, was giving her first major public performance since giving birth to a baby with husband, rapper Jay-Z, in January 2012. On Sunday, she posted on Instagram photo of herself in a recording studio holding the sheet music for "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Her representatives did not return calls for comment on Tuesday. Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor, who also performed at the inauguration ceremony, both sang live, their publicists said.
The lip-synching question made headlines around the world and "Beyonce" was among the top Facebook conversations on Monday, according to the social networking site. Beyonce is due to take the spotlight again next month - this time at the Feb. 3 Super Bowl half-time show.