Only for Beyonce could a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner at Barack Obama‘s Second Inauguration Ceremony be seen as a WARM-UP for her next gig, which just happens to be the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Today (January 21), in front of roughly 800,000 people and accompanied by the US Marine Band, Bey captivated the nation with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem. To all future sporting event performers — this is how it’s done.
By the time she finished, Vice President Joe Biden had a wide grin on his face, and soon Bey was hugging her smiling husband Jay-Z. Queen B is going to conquer the world, and she’s halfway there — she’ll finish the job on February 3 at Super Bowl XLVII.