Beyonce played Obama’s inauguration.
Beyonce is going to play the Super Bowl.
The singer was lip-syncing outside the Capitol on Inauguration Day.
She was not lip-syncing, it appeared, at her news conference today in advance of her Super Bowl half-time performance Sunday.
The singer asked the attendees of the conference to stand.
Then she belted out the National Anthem a cappella.
“Any questions,” she asked.
Yes, there was a question about that inaugural performance.
“I am a perfectionist,” she explained, somewhat nervously. “I practice until my feet bleed… I did not have time to practice with the orchestra (The President’s Marine Band) … I did not feel comfortable taking a risk” in the singing of the anthem for President Barack Obama’s second swearing-in on Jan. 21. “I am very proud of my performance.”
Come Sunday, the show will not be on Memorex: “I will absolutely be singing live,” she said of Super Bowl XLVII. “This is what I was born to do.”