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Beyonce Sings "Ave Maria" -- VIDEO

Beyonce Sings

Beyonce (in Donna Karan) sings “Ave Maria” (her own version of the song off her album I Am…Sasha Fierce) at the 2008 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Center. Sample lyrics and video below!

She was lost in so many different ways
Out in the darkness with no guide
I know the cost of a losing hand
Never thought the grace of god go high

I found heaven on earth
You were my last, my first
And then here this voice inside
Ave maria

More pics from the performance here.

Beyonce Sings “Ave Maria”
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  • kish22

    she sounds great, i love her version..

  • lady t

    beautiful bey…really sweet..=)

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    i wonder if shitney could of done that. lol

  • kerry

    i love this song. her version is so beautiful.


    go SASHA

  • Celeb_Angel

    Wow … It’s so beautiful ….

  • hello1

    #3, i dont think whitney could have dont that. mariah and whitney like to over do it. beyonce kept it simple and thats why its soo beautiful. it didnt need all the “ooohs’ and “aaaahs” long notes those singers always do in there songs like xtina

  • zzzzzzzzzz

    yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • rossy40

    This is NOT Ava Maria! It’s her lyrics with “Ava Maria” thrown in to make it sound like the original.

    Her version is alright… It’s a different song all together, & should not be mistaken for the original “Ava Maria”. That one is in Latin & depending on who sings it & the emotion/power of the voice can literally bring one to tears. The best version is Aaron Neville’s – His voice brought me to tears.

    That’s not to say there haven’t been other versions as well: Shakespeare too. But, as I said before… Aaron Neville’s is the BEST!

    Here is the link to a page with Latin lyrics, followed by English one’s. “Ava Maria” is a Marian Prayer: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee…”

  • Pitchajarun

    I wish she would go away… i bet she likens herself to angels singing this song… *puke…errghh… blerrr* …. The “J-zeds” need to go broke, their money is giving them a complex!!!


    was that really all live? Cause when she sang AVEC MARIAAAAAAA

    is seemed as if her mouth didnt move in the end any more but you could still hear the sound…….?


  • reny


  • Luiza

    she is THE QUEEN

  • Connie

    Just beautiful!


    This is my favourite song from Beyonce’s album.
    It is beautiful. This version was so touching, you can see the tears in her eyes. Beautiful.

  • enoughalready

    Talent in any music group, she can sing country, rock and roll, opera, R&B, pop, classical you name it she can sing it.

    This woman here is what entertainment is all about, true talent and she has earned her title, respect and her pocket book…


    Just love love her. Beautiful, great vocals, great peformer.

  • Gina

    Hotteset chick in the game. #1 single in the country with single ladies. I can’t wait to see her next video. I think it’s diva.

  • http://england lily

    That was so beautiful, she’s lovely.

  • jean

    thats not ave maria. i don’t think they should have messed with it. she has an awesome, awesome voice, but she butchered a blessed song.

  • hedi

    her vocals are amazing……i never heard her version .. i think i might just go and buy her new album

  • jjj

    She is as real as her hair…

  • jjj


  • lily

    i think she has the best vocals ever, shes truly talented…………… go on girl…

  • Suzanne

    Id say it was a terrible version of the song, but it wasnt even Ave Maria so I guess it was just plain terrible. Who changes this song??? Also, her dress was inappropriate when St. Patrick’s is right behind her.

  • http://justjared not impressed

    This is a sham out of a very beautiful song,one that holds loads of memories for me.

  • Ants

    I love Beyonce. She looked amazing.
    Who cares if the song was not the real Ave Maria.
    The song is a total different song but she decided to keep the title seeing as she used the most famous line in the song.
    She is so skilled to be able to take lyrics from the past and make it into her own.
    GO BEYONCE!!!!!

  • hiro

    Loved it. Best Performance of the night!

  • wha wha

    She did amazing. I think I’m gonna go buy her album.

  • fan****

    I really like this song and her song “Halo” off her new album.

  • angel

    Holy does she have some singing chops.
    She is one talented lady. She carries herself beautifully. I got to give it up to her for the fact that she really knows how to sell herself.
    Great business woman.

  • damn


  • yes

    I love this woman.
    #1 in the game.

  • Cheryl


  • gerard Vandenberg

    just one thing: THIS IS AN UNCERTAIN FAKER, folks!!

  • marie

    she sang it beautifuly

  • pure shit

    @ hello 1, he’s asking about britney (shitney) get it. not whitney or mariah. that girl couldn’t even sing amazing grace.

  • Anonymous

    It’s “there but for the grace of God go I…” not “Never thought the grace of god go high”

  • jaz

    dang that was her best vocal performance i have ever seen. she just keeps getting better. that was beautiful

  • andrea

    why do people think they can cover this classical song that is meant to be sung by a very powerful voice? beyonce doesn’t have the range for this song. This song is for the likes of andrea bocelli or Pavarotti.

  • What

    to andrea

    She did the song. She does have the range and she is on TV doing it and performing it live. It’s already done. How can you say she doesn’t have the vocal range when she just did it.
    I didn’t hear the crowd boo. I heard them cheer.

  • ahem.

    Yeah ****andrea****

    Beyonce sang
    Emotions – with Celine Dion
    So Amazing – with Stevie Wonder
    The Closer I get to you – with Luther Vandross
    Stand up – with artists rangeing from Mariah Carey to Miley Cyrus

    She sang tributes to Janet Jackson, Micheal Jackson, Dianna Ross, Etta James, Tina Turner.

    Beyonce totally has an excellent range and she is an undeniable superstar!

  • Actually!!!!

    Actually andrea!!!

    With Beyonce having a B2-B6, 3 Octave vocal range. She is more than qualified to sing with Andrea Bocelli.
    Beyonce even has a higher octave range than Sarah Srightman
    So seriously get your facts straight before you comment and make yourself into a fool.

  • I just don’t get it

    People come on her and say Beyonce cannot sing.
    She is the only artist who always gave 100% to every performance.
    She never sounded bad. With Christina I know she is good but you have to agree she has her good days and bad days.
    Beyonce has been consistant.

    with Rihanna and Britney They pretty much sing just as much as Miley Cyrus does. They really don’t They depend on backup dances and stage props to create a performance. I understand entertainment but at least change it up a little. Rihanna and Britney would never be able to sing a song like amazing grace or even Ave Maria. They just can’t hold a note. By the way speaking of bad. Rihanna’s performance at the AMA’s was terrible. Usually her acts are ok. But that one. Nasty!

    Beyonce is firt and foremost a singer. Why else would people like Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder duet with her. She is that good. Say what you want haters but the truth is in the actions. everyone knows Beyonce can sing, we know it and so do her celebrity peers.

  • love

    I love Beyonce.

  • Angie

    shes wierd

  • ****FAN****

    With 10 Grammy’s, three solo albums, four movies and a pret-a-porter line under her belt, it’s no surprise Beyonce Knowles blows away the rest of the list, raking in $80 million–almost double the $44 million runner-up Justin Timberlake pulled in this fiscal year. The former Destiny’s Child lead released her latest album I am Sasha Fierce Nov. 19, which sold nearly half a million copies in its first week.
    That is from Forbes.

    By the way would they put a fat person on the cover of Sports illustrated. No!
    Beyonce was on the cover and she looked amazing.

    Beyonce was voted # 1 on in 2007 an online poll that allows only one vote per IP address. If guys like their women “Fat” all you rail thin paper wafers better get some meat on you. Men like having something to hold. Say what you want but it was the men that voted.

    Beyonce Has writing credits and awards since her days back with Destinys Child. She has nothing to prove to you jealous people but since I’m here.

    Beyonce won ASCAP Songwriter of the Year in 2004 for her work in Destiny’s Child. She was the second woman to win this award. She also has written for many other artists but unlike those other artists. She Refuses to run around saying who she has written for. Now that is class and Talent and writing ability.

    You hate and you degrade just to make yourselves feel better when really you just wish you made $80 Million in 2008.

    Look at all these jealous people wishing they made as much money as her.
    That is the way society is now. Rather than congratulate someone for working hard everyday. People try to find things to tear them down.

    Good luck haters. Her Album is number # 1 on the billboard charts and Single Ladies is number #1 on the R&B Billboard Charts!

    She is amazing and she looks amazing in this dress.

  • Best

    hotty hotty

  • mi

    Best Perfomance of the Night..

    Go Bey #1 on Hot 100 Charts…

    I wud like If I Were a Boy to do the same…

  • liz

    What does this song (her version) have to do with Christmas? That would be like me singing Jingle Bells and the song being about playdough. Ave Maria is not about someones love for a former drug dealer. This shi* its sacreligous.