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Video: Watch Beyonce sing national anthem live at news conference

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Beyonce was heavily criticized for singing to a prerecorded track of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2013. Beyonce was heavily criticized for singing to a prerecorded track of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2013.
Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus (l-r), better known as the lip-synching duo of MIlli Vanilli. (AP) Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus (l-r), better known as the lip-synching duo of MIlli Vanilli. (AP)

Did anyone really question whether or not Beyonce could actually sing?

On Thursday, the superstar wife of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, who has been catching flack for her lip-synching bungle of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration, hushed all of her critics with a live rendition of the anthem during a Super Bowl XLVII news conference.

Immediately following her live, impromptu performance, Beyonce jokingly asked:  "Any questions?"

She then admitted to singing to a prerecorded track for President Obama, but only did so because of a lack of time to practice.

"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."

And with that, we can now all turn our attention from "Beyonce-Gate" to the Harbaugh Bowl.

Unless, of course, Beyonce decides to go all Mill Vanilli on the nation again at halftime Sunday.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

 

 

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