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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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346.

Brooke    

She sounded horrible. Her thunder thighs are going to cause another hurricane.

545 days ago
347.

Brooke    

She sucks at singing. She's going to cause another hurricane at the super bowl shaking her thunder thighs and flabby butt.

545 days ago
348.

a    

using lipsync confirms she dont care about singing.. gimme the milliions ot pay my plane and my 10 millions house, screw the fans, so long lack of time? easy excuse

545 days ago
349.

RedCell4400    

It's clear that it's a bunch of racism fuel hatred in the comment section for Beyonce Knowles. How knew any form of "lip synching" was so scandalous to you people, seem like it's more to it, a possible opportunity to discredit and destroy someone who is African American. It's amazing how much hatred you people have for someone who's never hurt you in their life. Why the anger? Maybe you should speak to someone about your illness.

545 days ago
350.

RedCell4400    

It's clear that it's a bunch of racism fuel hatred in the comment section for Beyonce Knowles. How knew any form of "lip synching" was so scandalous to you people, seem like it's more to it, a possible opportunity to discredit and destroy someone who is African American. It's amazing how much hatred you people have for someone who's never hurt you in their life. Why the anger? Maybe you should speak to someone about your illness.

545 days ago
351.

Mannie    

Who's honestly insulted that Beyonce lip-sync? Who actually cares. Who even gives a f--k about America. This country is on a demise and her singing it live or not will not stop it. Wake up you idiotic buffoons. This is not about Beyonce - it's way bigger! Our kingdom is about to collapse!

545 days ago
352.

san    

So she can prepare and sing for a football game, but not make enough time to prepare to sing for our president!!! She should have just kept quiet. What an insult to the Obama family! Disgrace. I will not be watching her performance. She's low and her fake pregnancy...she's all around self-centered and fake.

545 days ago
353.

BLues    

She is out of touch! So what if she can sing after the fact. DESPERATE!!!

545 days ago
354.

BB not bb    

As far as the state of America, her lip synching is symbolic of it. It is all about fakeness and bype and deception of the people. I don't think her performance was good or uplifting with the track but without it, it was even more off key.


She needs other voices to make her sound reasonably on pitch, whether that be from the other singers in Destiny's Child, or from a backing track that has been auto-tuned.


If you are a singer, it doesn't matter if you haven't rehearsed with the band or if it is cold out, you can still use your voice. Who hasn't rehearsed the Star Spangled Banner anyway? We used to have to sing it in school in the mornings.


Even an amateur could sing it off the cuff if they had to. If someone asks you to sing, that is what they expect from you.

545 days ago
355.

CasinoPImp    

What a bozo lol Take away the makeup & the background singing & she's nothing. Same with Rihanna. 2 morons that can't sing. Bleh!

545 days ago
356.

Cujeaux    

She just made things worse. She had one shot and she blew it because she was afraid she would mess up the lyrics - probably due to the fact that she can't read. Trying to relive it hoping for a better outcome won't work - especially when she CONTINUES to act arrogant at the end, expecting overwhelming applause.

If she had admitted she was nervous she would mess it up, it would have been a non-event, but she is too stupid to know how to show some humility.

545 days ago
357.

MrGr3yy    

She is a entertainer, everything she does is carefully planned by dozens of people to keep people talking. so judging the 600 comments she has received from this posts she is keeping everyone very entertained.

545 days ago
358.

whowantallthis?    

Her voice was shaky and she was standing still. What will her voice sound like if she is dancing and singing? She does not sing live when she performs live.....Bey fans, listen and pay attention to who you worship and idolize. She is not tactful enough to squash or face her critics when she should, but she is willing to allow her fans to think she is perfect. We all know better, she is a media hog and she has no respect for who she was, a beautiful and talented black woman. She is more an attention seeking female who wants to throw her cakes around on stage as if she is the one to be desired by all. I SAY THIS TO BEYONCE, PLEASE START USING YOUR STAR AS A WAY TO UPLIFT ALL WOMEN, ESPECIALLY YOUNG BLACK WOMEN WHO THINK THEIR ONLY ANSWER IN LIFE IS A HEAD FULL OF WEAVE, MONEY, DANCING LIKE STRIPPERS, AND SEEKING ATTENTION WHEN IT AIN'T ALWAYS ABOUT YOU/THEM. A real woman would not do many things that you do (Beyonce) and a true God-fearing woman surely would not do what you do, lie, and perp, chase money, and use your body as a means of idolatry for others.

545 days ago
359.

jen    

She should have done it for our country's inaugeration of it's President instead of at a press conference. It's not a matter of if she is capable but the type of event. An inaugeration is not something you lip sync LIVE too. Very tacky!

545 days ago
360.

brainscan    

Difficult beautiful woman....

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