Beyonce to critics: Any questions?
On Thursday, it was live.
Beyonce says she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.
"I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra," she said, adding that she was also emotional that day. "Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, 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."
With the controversy growing each day, the inauguration performance threatened to overshadow her planned Super Bowl halftime show. So the 31-year-old, wearing a tight, cream mini-dress, addressed the issue as soon as she took to the podium Thursday afternoon.
She asked everyone to stand, and, with an image of the American flag behind her, performed a live rendition of the national anthem that mirrored the one on Inauguration Day. After, she said with a laugh: "Any questions?"
Judge for yourself — here's her full rendition of the national anthem during a press conference Thursday:
Critical thinking challenge: Did Beyonce do the right thing?
Define these words: podium, overshadow
- Posted on January 31, 2013
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