Beyoncé Sings National Anthem Live At NFL Press Conference

Beyoncé Sings National Anthem Live At NFL Press Conference

Beyonce spoke to the media at a Super Bowl press conference Thursday afternoon, just days before she’ll take perhaps the nation’s biggest stage during the game’s halftime show. But she started the show her way: By singing the national anthem, live.

“Does anybody have any questions?” she asked after completing the impressive performance.

“I am a perfectionist,” she explained when asked about the inaugural performance, explaining that she chose to use “a backing track” due to a lack of sound check and the high stakes surrounding the event. “I’m very proud of my performance,” she added.

The press conference came with a heavy fog of anticipation, stemming in large part from the singer’s performance of the national anthem at Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. 21. Beyonce was reported to have used a backing track for her well-received rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a move that was met with a perhaps undue amount of shock. (Lip-syncing is not uncommon at events of such a scale; Whitney Houston famously used a backing track during her performance fo the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl, which has described as the best-ever performance of the song.)

Another question that lingered before the press conference: Will a Destiny’s Child reunion be a part of the show? Michelle Williams seemed to throw cold water on rumors of a reunion, but more recent updates have pointed to Williams, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland taking the stage together.

“I can’t give you any details,” Beyonce smiled at the press conference.


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