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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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421.

Enlightened    

Danielle123 said: "Obama is not mad at Beyonce so why are you all taking it upon yourselves to be upset for him?"
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Oh dear. Another Beelzebub -- uh, I mean Beyonce -- fan with a lack of understanding of .. well.. anything. Danielle, no one cares what incompetent Obama thinks about the incompetent Karaoke singer. It is the NATION's anthem. It belongs to ALL OF US who love this country and the rich lives we are privileged to lead because we live and work here. Beweavy, in all her self-obsessed glory, has dishonored this COUNTRY because she was too lazy and self-absorbed to do what EVERY singer at EVERY inauguration since the dawn of our nation has done -- stand there and SING (by the way, Aretha, who is in her 70s, sang LIVE in weather that was 20 degrees colder!) If Beyaki didn't have time to devote to this honored occasion, then she should have stayed home with that innocent baby that she purchased and is now ignoring. Good lord, that poor child. A drug-dealing father and a pathologically-lying mother. Pray for her.

599 days ago
422.

mgb    

If the Presidential innauguration was so historical and important to Beyonce, she would have made sure to have plenty of time to practice for such an important event, and be available for the sound check. If she was such a perfectionist, she should have practiced until her performance was perfect. Beyonce took the easy way out.

599 days ago
423.

Jericho Morton    

Yes, and if Ronaiah Tuiasosopo can fashion a vagina from his belly button, would that be OK?

599 days ago
424.

be real    

"It was a very Important moment for me" not the USA or the president for her and she lip sings it. smh


To a dumb BIMBO the SUPER BOWL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AN PRESIDENTIAL INAUG. THAT WAS TELEVISED WORLDWIDE......WOW

599 days ago
425.

Leen    

AMAZING- How powerful is Bey that she can command that everyone stands, which they do, kill the National Athem, have people from all over the globe watch her performance (again
) and TALK ABOUT IT?! Hot damn. Go Bey- To actually have people spend their precious time, time that will one day run out, to watch, talk & actually comment about you. What's even more awesome is that you'll never read people's wasted energy devoted to you and I'm certain, you could care less. You'll kill it at the Super Bowl (GO 9ERRRRSSS), and go right on back to life; singing, hubby Jay and baby Blue. Girl you are the BOMB! Blessings everyone! xo

598 days ago
426.

Leen    

AMAZING- How powerful is Bey that she can command that everyone stands, which they do, kill the National Anthem, have people from all over the globe watch her performance (again
) and TALK ABOUT IT?! Hot damn. Go Bey-

To actually have people spend their precious time, time that will one day run out, to watch, talk & actually comment in WRITING about you. What's even more awesome is that you'll never read people's wasted energy devoted to you and I'm certain, you could care less.

You'll kill it at the Super Bowl (GO 9ERRRRSSS), and go right on back to life; singing, hubby Jay and baby Blue. Girl you are the BOMB! Blessings everyone! xo

598 days ago
427.

Dawn    

She can't hold the hard notes for any length of time. I can name half dozen at least who can do it better. She is so over rated.

598 days ago
428.

scott horton    

who the hell cares she sang it this time . noone said the bitch couldnt sing ! she copped out when it mattered !! how unprofessional !!!!you know its ****ed up when milli vannili cracks on you !!!

598 days ago
429.

Emily    

She really is not that good.

598 days ago
430.

Emily    

She stinks.

598 days ago
431.

DaveT    

Haha what stupidity, creating this big circus show about it, having a press run to "prove" she can sing, Newsflash: The Super Bowl isn't about your fake ass, it's about football.
(her "real" singing sucked too)
((49ers are gonna win oh yeah!!!)

598 days ago
432.

Leen    

AMAZING- How powerful is Bey that she can command that everyone stands, which they do, kill the National Anthem, have people from all over the globe watching and talking about her.

Hot damn. Go Be..... To actually have people spend their precious time, time that will one day run out, to watch, talk & actually comment about you. What's even more awesome is that you'll never read people's wasted energy devoted to you and I'm certain, you could care less. You'll kill it at the Super Bowl (GO 9ERRRRSSS), and go right on back to life; a career you love, with pay some on this site will NEVER make in a lifetime, hubby Jay and baby Blue. Girl you are the BOMB!

Some of these people are so worked up over you and you don't even care. You go!

Blessings everyone! xo

598 days ago
433.

SusanCoyote    

What a pathetic display of an average singer. Jennifer Hudson can really sing.

598 days ago
434.

DaveT    

Wanna see a black woman who can really belt it out with a strong voice check this out:
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"Fats Waller & Ada Brown - That Ain't Right - Stormy Weather (1943)"
@ Youtube

598 days ago
435.

rreds2    

She showed no respect for the hundreds thousands of people that tuned in. Not to mention, she took the spotlight away from the President and First Lady, because instead of people taking about the presidential couple and the speeches, they were talking about her lip singing. No judgement. Rude

598 days ago
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