It was the faux 'Star Spangled Banner' seen around the world.  Beyonce lip-synching the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration Monday.  One music insider is stepping to her defense.

Jan Smith, a prominent vocal coach who trains the voices of Rob Thomas, Usher, Colbie Caillat, and Justin Bieber, is going easy on Beyonce. 



Here she explains why the star may have needed some extra insurance with a pre-recorded track:

Smith goes on to say the 'Star Spangled Banner' can be intimidating for even the most seasoned performers:

What advice does Jan Smith give her famous clients?