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Beyonce

Sings National Anthem LIVE

Suck It, Haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/31/2013 12:00 PM PST UPDATED: 1/31/2013 12:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



Beyonce was on a mission today to PROVE she can sing the national anthem like a pro – belting out a LIVE version of "The Star-Spangled Banner” moments ago on TV … without the help of a backing track ... and she KILLED IT.

Beyonce was at the news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show when she launched into the impromptu performance -- and when she finished the song, she simply said, “Any questions?”

During the conference, Bey was asked about the lip-syncing situation at the Presidential Inauguration last week, and she admitted she used a backing track -- claiming, "I am a perfectionist ... I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra [at the Inauguration]. It was a live television show and a very important moment for me."

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Beyonce added, "Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk … so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance."

A reporter then asked Beyonce if she planned to sing live at the Super Bowl, and she replied vaguely, "I always sing live" ... but she didn't say whether she planned to use a backing track as well.

When asked about a possible Destiny’s Child reunion at this Sunday's halftime show – Beyonce hedged on the answer.

So let this settle it once and for all ... girl can sing.

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271.

bodacious    

Beyonce tries to be always better then the Legends dead and alive. She is just a singer and there are many others who could have did better then she did. If she didn't value her performance enough to practice like shes doing day and night for the Super Bowl then she is a pi** poor example of a all american. This shows where her heart is and it sure isn't with the white house or the first family its with the super bowl, pepsi and her greedy self.

638 days ago
272.

eivissa    

I don't care that she can sing now. She got caught when it counted.
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Kelly Clarkson sang *LIVE* and did great.
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Everything Beyonce says is Moot.
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And Beyonces' husband will always be a *murderer*.
NO other President would ever get away with that at an inauguration. In the front row no less. EVER.

638 days ago
273.

Kristia    

So basically she admits she lied even after going on the record on twitter and saying people were wrong about the lip-syncing. So what makes anyone think she was telling the truth about the pregnancy? She is nothing but a fraud all the way around

638 days ago
274.

xgyrl    

She doesnt sing. She yells!

638 days ago
275.

cece    

so what?
we know she CAN sing it.
but she DIDN'T sing it.
the President invited her to sing
but she came to "perform"
still sucks.

638 days ago
276.

William    

WOW! Can you say the writer of this bit is the hater? Harvey has lost control of these idiots. NOBODY likes a racist and beyonce caught hell because the white chick Kelly Clarkson did not make excuses. What a juvenile site this is Harvey!

638 days ago
277.

eivissa    

Oh, and why does she talk about having a miscarriage now? Who freaken does that???
During all this chaos?
Keep your mouth shut, you're not the only woman
to go through that , and you picked a very wrong time to talk about it. Tacky and classless

My woman opinion.

638 days ago
278.

loe    

The girl can sing. That was the fact since day one. I have no idea why it was even a doubt about it in the first place, lip sync or not. She did a great job.

638 days ago
279.

jdblyew    

Ouch! She needs to stay in the studio so she can use the voice manipulation thing.

638 days ago
280.

jason    

just listen to whitney's version in the superbowl and you will see this is not that good..

638 days ago
281.

specialmarie    

i know thats right, teach tem a lesson, go girl..who run the world.

638 days ago
282.

John    

No one said the woman isn't an extremely talented vocalist. I'm just tired of hearing her string of excuses for lip synching in DC.

638 days ago
283.

Jenna5960    

We know she can sing. That isn't the issue. I still think something is shady. You are invited to sing for the president which is a HUGE honor and you can't rehearse? Okay fine. How did you then have time to pre record a track to sing to?

638 days ago
284.

patsfan4life    

People are acting like this chick is the first artist to lip sync or use backing track. We all know she can sing. I don't see why this is making news and blowing unecessarily out of porportion.

638 days ago
285.

CriticXtreme    

Even when she tries to sing something for real the ProTools inspired lip-synched version is still better. To much hood vocal pontifications which equals no professional or natural training. This broad is just lucky.

638 days ago
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