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Beyonce opened her press conference in New Orleans with a live rendition of the national anthem. The singer, who's performing ...
at the Super Bowl, admitted that she did lip sync on Inauguration Day. (Jan. 31)
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SHOTLIST:NFL NETWORK - MUST COURTESYNew Orleans - January 31, 20131. Wide shot of Beyonce singing National AnthemSTORYLINE: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."She opened her press conference in New Orleans with a live rendition of the national anthem. The superstar hadn't spoken publicly since it was alleged that she lip-synched her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration last week. Her critically praised performance came under scrutiny less than a day later when a representative from the U.S. Marine Band said she wasn't singing live and the band's accompanying performance was taped. Shortly after, the group backed off its initial statement and said no one could tell if she was singing live or not.The halftime performance became a main focus of her afternoon press conference, even though she'd likely rather concentrate on questions about her set list for Sunday and her upcoming HBO documentary(****END****)