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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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cocoa    

Don't matter if everybody else lipsynched or not she did it the day of the inauguration which says alot about her character as a person just like she faked her pregnancy. Where is the surrogate?

539 days ago
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Javadude54    

The thing is that lip syncing devolves live performances into mediocrity. Singers with confidence don't need aids... they just need a microphone.

538 days ago
453.

WallStreet    

Beeyoink is borderline "special needs". Ever see / hear the commercial she did for Nintendough DS? She sounded "learning impaired", and talked like she has hearing and speech troubles. Talent ain't auto-tune and PR. And her faux pregnancy iced the cake, and left it out in the rain...

538 days ago
454.

WTF    

Girl can sing. OK we got it. Enough already. Move on!

538 days ago
455.

Roberto    

Everyone says Beyonce is such a great singer. She is not. She is a great entertainer, but as a singer...only 6/7 out of 10. That's it.
Whitney Houston was a great singer, but as an entertainer...only 6/7 out of 10.

538 days ago
456.

wayne ashby    

lol It sucked ass

538 days ago
457.

sandy    

For me, and EVERYONE I know (speak to), the question has never been "Is that Beyonce we hear singing"?

The point is/was ALWAYS , she PRETENDED TO BE SINGING LIVE.

Yes, everyone know it's been done, but heck, why not just play the damn CD in the background? Why pretend to be singing while 'looking pretty' and smiling? I know why. Because she wanted people to think she was singing live and would have never come clean until the public disappointment.

She reminds me of a lover who, upon being caught cheating, admitted to the cheating. And from there onwards, always trying to steer the problem into 'at least I was honest' argument. That only works with unthinking people. That's how she views the public...

538 days ago
458.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Pathetic.


(And stop singing the national anthem like it's a third rate Motown knockoff / fake-Gospel pop ditty already, Burpfakey)

538 days ago
459.

Latina    

She's fake....n for her to sing it to the public to show she can sing live shows how bad she feels .....she feels like **** n wants to make up ...n no ur not a perfectionist with ur fake hair...n all that make up....yes u can sing but not good enough ...Aretha Franklin nailed it live n it was freezing wen she sang n she's an older woman ...I would feel like **** too beyonce wen u said at the end Any questions shows exactly ur conscious

538 days ago
460.

jaun carlos vallejos    

SDFGS

538 days ago
461.

Valorie    

Too bad Beyonce didn't put in the rehersals for the historical Presidential Inauguration than she did for Superbowl! I have no more respect for that arrogant, selfish person.

536 days ago
462.

Tired of ManFace    

So tired of Beyonce and her man face. Why will no one point out all internet search sites who have over publicized her since the Super Bowl, each have failed to write an article on how her status has many people TIRED OF HER. If she and Kim K could just go away for 10+ years, the world would be wonderful again. Beyonce showed the world she has concerns about no one but her man face. Example: New York City. Katrina victims freezing, hungry, homeless and across town she is throwing a million dollar party. No concern for those people. All man face can do is dance around near nude and scream into a microphone with lyrics that you cannot translate into English. So many more truly talented people out there.

535 days ago
463.

Tired of ManFace    

So tired of Beyonce and her man face. Why will no one point out all internet search sites who have over publicized her since the Super Bowl, each have failed to write an article on how her status has many people TIRED OF HER. If she and Kim K could just go away for 10+ years, the world would be wonderful again. Beyonce showed the world she has concerns about no one but her man face. Example: New York City. Katrina victims freezing, hungry, homeless and across town she is throwing a million dollar party. No concern for those people. All man face can do is dance around near nude and scream into a microphone with lyrics that you cannot translate into English. So many more truly talented people out there.

535 days ago
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