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Beyonce

Did She Butcher the National Anthem?

1/21/2013 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Beyonce just sang the national anthem at Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration -- but the question ... was it the worst performance of her career?

NO. OF COURSE NOT. IT WAS F**KING AWESOME.

You people can be so negative sometimes.

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Teresa Joerger    

Beyoncé butcher the National Anthem? Ur kidding right? She was absolutely amazing! I was tearing up. What part do u think she screwed up?

452 days ago
32.

dee    

When did Beyonce start walkin on water? Her voice has no SOUL, no POWER. She's so overrated. Only time she's impressive is when she can share her butt and keep breath control. Other than that...nothin impressive. I've seen 12 year old white girls do it better.

452 days ago
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Seal Team 6    

Agreed -- it was excellent. Kelly Clarkson was also great.

452 days ago
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justagirl    

....no need to hear it...she OVER sings EVERYTHING!!

452 days ago
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Max    

There's just lots of bitter white people Harvey. She was great and I don't even really like her.

452 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I am always impressed by her voice, forgetting how lovely she can sing. I give her a B for this rendition. The American National Anthem is a dirge, and it is a ceremonial dirge. Almost to the end I was impressed by her only trilling a few notes and keeping with the military dirge-like quality of the song, then right at the end she did a bit of ghetto yodeling which I personally thought was disappointing since she was doing such a lovely job. She certainly didn't butcher it, but just gave it a bit more of a ghetto yodel than it needed.

452 days ago
37.

myopinion    

Good job Bey!

452 days ago
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Jenna5960    

I think she was fine but what was up with her face in the beginning? She didn't look very happy or proud to be there.

452 days ago
39.

abby    

Superb, just as good as when Whitney Houston sang it.

452 days ago
40.

YouDontSay    

Knocked it out of the park! That's pure talent.

452 days ago
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Jenna5960    

Is anyone else finding it a bit discriminatory that for each inauguration he choose African American singers?

452 days ago
42.

Denver    

The Zac Brown band at the NFC championship. That was a good performance of the National Anthem. They didnt add 5 minutes of extraneous notes.

452 days ago
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divalicious    

Well I for one think that her "Ghetto Yodeling is lovely. I wish I could yodel so ghettoly like she. Damn why can't. I ghetto yodel I could e a millionaire by now just like Beyonce :)

452 days ago
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Jordan    

The Obama's never should have allowed the face of Pepsi sing the National Anthem at the Inauguration, Since the US Taxpayers are paying to promote the "Lets Move" project to lessen juvenile obesity. I think it was a bad decision..

452 days ago
45.

KnuckleDragger    

PLAY BALL!

452 days ago
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