Performing a medley of her hits - "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," and "Baby Boy"," she was then joined by Kelly and Michelle! Eeek. (I really didn't like the "Halo" song choice, but whatever.)
The Destiny's Child reunion began with "Bootylicious," then "Independent Woman" and then "Single Ladies." But can we talk about what she wore. I don't think people realize how gorgeous her one-piece was. To one it's just a black, and lace bodysuit, but look closer. That's python, lace, leather, and silk. Werk!
Before Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers faced off in the Superdome, and children from Sandy Hook Elementary sang “America The Beautiful” and followed by singing the “Star Spangled Banner."
Watch both of the performances below...
Feb 1, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
With an American flag backdrop, Beyonce shut everyone up with her live acappella rendition of the National Anthem. Then asked, “Any Questions?”. Oop.
During the conference, Bey admitted to lip-syncing at the Inauguration, saying,
"I am a perfectionist. One thing about me is that I practice until my feet bleed. I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show. A very emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper soundtrack, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the Inauguration and I wanted to make him proud so I decided to sing along to my pre-recorded track which is very common in the industry and I’m very proud of my performance."
She then announced she'll definitely be singing live at the Super Bowl, "I am well rehearsed. This is what I was born to do. What I am born for."
Jan 21. 2013
Yes Yes Yes! Beyoncé slayeddd her performance of the National Anthem during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
Today, President Barack Obama was officially sworn into the White House for his second term, on Martin Luther King's holiday, with his hand on MLK's bible. Amazing.
The inauguration wasn't as emotional as the swearing in four years ago, but the passions were still high. Obama's speech was very progressive, rooted in moving forward, and hope while remembering the past trials. Very different than his speech in 2008.
I loved the entertainment selections, especially the chior, and Kelly Clarkson's ‘My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’ and of course Beyoncé's ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’