Beyonce Rehearses “1 + 1” Backstage At ‘American Idol’

Becky Bain | May 26, 2011 1:13 pm

Beyonce killed it not once but twice on American Idol last night, and if you had any doubts that Bey’s vocal theatrics are somehow manufactured in a studio or aided by fancy theatrics, Jay-Z  quells all doubts. Hova secretly taped his missus rehearsing her new ballad “1 +1” backstage at the Nokia Theater before performing during the Idol finale, and it’s a dress rehearsal worth watching.

“Sometimes you need perspective,” wrote Jay-Z on his blog underneath the video of Bey rehearsing. “You’ve been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time. This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. NO MICROPHONE. No effects.”