Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Beyonce faced the music at a press conference Thursday before the Super Bowl, admitting that she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day. The singer said she's a ''perfectionist'' and wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be a memorable one. She called the day ''emotional.'' ''I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra,'' she said. ''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.'' She opened her press conference in New Orleans with a live rendition of the national anthem. She asked those at the conference to stand before she belted ''The Star Spangled Banner,...

Beyonce Wows Media With Surprise Rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at Super Bowl News Conference (Video)

Beyonce certainly silenced her critics on Thursday in New Orleans. Just a week after the pop star was accused of lip-syncing at President Barack Obama‘s inauguration, the Grammy-award winning singer opened her Super Bowl news conference with a surprise rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Although Beyonce wowed the crowd on Thursday, she did admit to lip-synching the...

Beyonce answers critics before SB

Beyonce answered critics of her Inauguration Day performance the best way could - with another sterling performance of the national anthem. The difference? On Thursday, it was live: She admitted during her Super Bowl news conference that when she performed for President Barack Obama and the nation, she decided to sing to a prerecorded track because she didn't have time to practice...

Goodell says he welcomes Obama's remarks on safety

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at eliminating certain low blocks and improve the quality of playing fields as part of a program to improve player safety. In his annual message on the state of the league two days before Sunday's Super Bowl, Goodell said neurosurgeons will also be added to game day medical staffs. Goodell pledged to pioneer new approaches...

Beyonce to finally face media in New Orleans

Beyonce is expected to face the media Thursday as she previews her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. But the focus will likely be on her performance at that other big event earlier this month. The superstar hasn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition of ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' at President Barack Obama's inauguration...
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