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NEWORLEANS- Beyonce' decided to answer her critics quickly at Thursday's Super Bowl halftime press conference, so she belted out a resounding version of the Star Spangled Banner to a surprised audience.

Beyonce' did admit though that she did not sing the National Anthem live at the presidential inauguration.

'I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra, it was a live television show and it was a very, very important, emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk,'she said. 'It was about the president and the inauguration and Iwanted to make him and the country proud, so Idecided to sing along with my pre-recorded track...I'm very proud of my performance.'

Beyonce' did say that she had been rehearsing for the Super Bowl halftime and that the show there will be done live.

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