And she had reason to bring a little extra fierceness: the audience included First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, the latter of whom is clearly a pop aficionado — she just took in a One Direction concert). And if that doesn’t quite scratch your itch for live fierceness from Queen Bey, then head below for a sampling of the rest of her hits straight from Atlantic City.
As she did on the night of her first performance, Beyonce paid tribute to a number of other artists, including Whitney Houston (Bey sang “I Will Always Love You”, made famous by Houston) and the Goo Goo Dolls (“Iris”). She also shouted out the late Donna Summer as she performed “Naughty Girl”, which borrows from Summer’s classic “Love To Love You Baby”.
In the audience, the Obama ladies were seen looking elated throughout the night, with the girls singing along to Beyonce’s throwback jam “Love On Top”, according to the Associated Press.
See what they were so excited about for yourself.
Beyonce — “Get Me Bodied”
Beyonce — “Single Ladies”