Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beyonce proud of lip-sync performance at Inauguration

Beyonce says she is proud of lip-syncing the national anthem at President Obama’s Inauguration last week.

The singer revealed the news at a press conference Thursday to promote her Halftime Show at Super Bowl 47 on Sunday, where she will reunite on stage with Destiny’s Child.

Billboard reports Beyonce took the stage at the press event and immediately asked those in attendance to stand, as she began singing an a cappella version of the Star-Spangled Banner, and ended it with the cheeky question, "Any questions?"

"I am a perfectionist, and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed,” she said. “And I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra… Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound-check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk."

The superstar called the act of using a backing track "very common within the music industry," and said that she was "very proud of my performance" at the inauguration. She later added that rehearsals for the Super Bowl had made the inauguration performance overly taxing.

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