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.”
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”