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Beyonce Belts It Out for Barack

Beyonce Belts It Out for Barack

Beyonce performs in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial” at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

The 27-year-old singer will be performing “At Last” as the first dance for the Obama‘s after the inauguration.

President-elect Barack Obama spoke at the celebration and addressed the crowd, saying “Welcome to this celebration of American renewal. In the course of our history, only a handful of generations have been asked to confront challenges as serious as the ones we face right now. I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure. That it will prevail; that the dream of our founders will live on in our time!”

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61 Responses to “Beyonce Belts It Out for Barack”

  1. 1
    bgs Says:

    I like her new hair. Bono is totally checking her out.

  2. 2
    MIMI Says:

    AM I THE ONLY ONE SICK OF HER? SERIOUSLY GO AWAY BEYOWULF!

  3. 3
    Pau_Gasol Fan#16 Says:

    Beyonce is awesome! I did not realize home much talent she had. She can saaannnnnngggg!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVTyLqkez6A

  4. 4
    Jughed Says:

    lovin’ the leather pants and boots :)

  5. 5
    issa Says:

    Horrible. She won’t ever be another Whitney or Mariah. Her voice cracks.

  6. 6
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    …lets see… if beyonce wasn’t the best – would she be doing this? hahahahahaha
    `
    no hate can take away from her success – everything she’s done.
    `
    hate on bishes – it’s pointless.

  7. 7
    shenanyginz Says:

    i thought she did a wonderful job. she sang it beautiful. you go b.

  8. 8
    enough Says:

    I wish these black celebs would stop posturing about Obama.

    Enough is enough.

    This celebration is pure f-uckery.

  9. 9
    Shakira Says:

    Too wonderful. Too amazing. Beyonce goes from one accomplishment to another. I love her music and her heart. I am a white woman and, true to the times, this is not posturing about Obama, but a moment in history to be celebrated by us all. Go Beyonce and all the performers. Thank you.

  10. 10
    nellygirl819 Says:

    Get it Queen Bey !!amazing performance lmao at the people supposedly tried of her but clickin on the post apparently your not to tried of her anyway bee aint going no where she is a legend in the makin if u dont like dont listen plain and simple so contine to hate u lames!

  11. 11
    jessica Says:

    Beyonce is amazing. Her performance of America the Beautiful was so moving. She is truly one of the greatest singers ever.

  12. 12
    DAVID COOK Says:

    why her? there were a lot of great “black” singers better than this overrated ladder slammin scrub :)

  13. 13
    Chirs Says:

    Beyonce was great! Obama said by in Jan 08 that he was a big Beyonce fan. Its no coincidence that he is giving her important musical parts for his celebration.

  14. 14
    nellygirl819 Says:

    ^if she was so overrated why would you even waste your time commenting about her obama picked her to sing so u can suck it. bee is an incredible singer if u dont like her keep it moving damn hater need to get a life

  15. 15
    Chirs Says:

    “why her? there were a lot of great “black” singers better than this overrated ladder slammin scrub”

    Who would you recommend? Mariah hardly sings live anymore. MJ Blige performed earlier that day. JHudson is not nearly as successful as Beyonce musically. Whitney needs to rehab her image. The youth dont really care about listening to the older forks like Tina and Arthetha.

  16. 16
    GIT Says:

    horrible! this bi*** is so overrated.

  17. 17
    groundcontrol Says:

    I like her but she does have a limited range. She just needs to be careful with her material. I heard her mangle Ava Maria. I don’t where she got the idea that she could master those notes.

    She looks good. It wasn’t really that cold here today. The concert didn’t draw the numbers they expected. They keep scaring everyone away from events with their “warnings.”

  18. 18
    groundcontrol Says:

    Oops that would be Ave Maria not Ava Maria – I guess I have a limited typing accuracy range.

  19. 19
    Butterpeacan Says:

    Congratulations to all of the performers at the Lincoln Memorial concert for a job well done. Such a beautiful celebration for our Fisrt Family. Bravo.

    Beyonce was vocally on point and looked beautiful and happy while doing so. The Obama family love her, so it really does not matter what the naysayers thinks. Malia was snapping pictures of Bee while Sasha was singing along.

  20. 20
    Butterpeacan Says:

    @ Ground control

    Limited range?!? Get them ears checked asap! Limited vocal range don’t hit high notes(C6) like Beyonce did at end of that performance.Plus please work on your grammar before judging others

  21. 21
    stepho Says:

    ughh jesus! beyonce please diaf.

    and eww am i the only who thinks her legs look disgusting in those pants. they look like freaking sausages. EWWWW!!!

  22. 22
    LuckyL Says:

    Ugh, being “popular” has nothing to do with being the best.

  23. 23
    Rachel Says:

    Beyonce rocks. Great singer and beautiful inside and out.

  24. 24
    Nyah Says:

    Beyonce is the best singer of her generation. Her rendition of America the Beautiful was awesome.

  25. 25
    Jaz Says:

    luckyl,
    being the best is having the TALENT and the ability to pull in crowds like she does worldwide. she has had longevity and fans from around the world that are old, young, black, white, men, women, and everything you could think of. they know who the best is.
    And people wouldn’t waste so much of their time trying to criticizing her for every little thing she does either if she wasn’t one of the best artists out there today. they get the most criticism and still overcome it with their unique god-given talents.

    And she wouldn’t be asked to perform for the president(twice) if she was just some “overrated chick” either. So she obviously isn’t!

    Anyways
    I loved her outfit. All of the artists seemed excited and proud during their performances. It was very uplifting to watch.

  26. 26
    george Says:

    Beyonce did a fantastic job, and she’s a hot woman. Definitely no complaints from me.

  27. 27
    LuckyL Says:

    Jaz @ 01/19/2009 at 3:35 am

    luckyl,
    being the best is having the TALENT and the ability to pull in crowds like she does worldwide. she has had longevity and fans from around the world that are old, young, black, white, men, women, and everything you could think of. they know who the best is.
    And people wouldn’t waste so much of their time trying to criticizing her for every little thing she does either if she wasn’t one of the best artists out there today. they get the most criticism and still overcome it with their unique god-given talents.

    And she wouldn’t be asked to perform for the president(twice) if she was just some “overrated chick” either. So she obviously isn’t!

    Anyways
    I loved her outfit. All of the artists seemed excited and proud during their performances. It was very uplifting to watch.
    _____

    Oh cool, Rhianna + Britney are equal to Beyonce, and all three are subsequently equal to Barbara Streisand and Madonna and Whitney Houston etc. since Beyonce is equal to them =) Thanks for clearing that up!

  28. 28
    stephanie Says:

    I loved the whole concert. U2, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp and Garth Brooks rocked the crowd. Beyonce is totally awesome, and her performance moved me and my mom so much.

  29. 29
    chad Says:

    Beyonce is one of the best singers I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to find that much talent and beauty in one person. She’s the complete package.

  30. 30
    sara Says:

    Love Beyonce, and she was amazing.

  31. 31
    lizzie Says:

    Obama is gonna make God happy!
    http://www.mayflower777.book.fr

  32. 32
    Jess Says:

    Beyonce did an amazing job yesterday. I love how she was the star of all stars yesterday….that closing was epic, only fit for someone truly deserving and talented (as she is). Tomorrow she will have the honor of singing for the Obama’s first dance…another staple in history. Say what you want, but Beyonce is a class act, and none of your hateful comments or negativity will ever be able to change that. She is a bonafide superstar in every sense of the word.

  33. 33
    anonymous Says:

    It’s weird all these celebrities/rock stars at obama’s inaug!! oh ya, that’s how he got elected-appealing to the dumbass MASSES

  34. 34
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    I’m really surprised this extremely NAIVE & TRICKY american is allowed to entertain those people over there.
    OOOOOH WHATTHEHELL, they will sheer anyway, folks!!

  35. 35
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    …`the “star of all stars” – perfect.

  36. 36
    lise Says:

    she rocked it, whether or not you’re a fan, she was the perfect choice

    #5…true, whitney was amazing, but mariah? ugh..please. beyonce is so much better..

  37. 37
    Jan Says:

    Where was OPRAH? Why didn’t she speak at the Lincoln Memorial???

  38. 38
    Lisa Says:

    Why are people making this about Beyonce? This has nothing to do with her….this has to do with Obama. ALL the performers did great and ALL Americans are a part of history!

    This is exactly why some people don’t like Bey and her stans because they try and make everything about her.

  39. 39
    bermy girl Says:

    I didn’t watch the concert yesterday, but I saw Beyonce perform in October.

    She’s beautiful, plus she’s a great dancer and singer. Plus, I like that she writes a lot of her own music. I was definitely a fan after that concert.

  40. 40
    AALAA Says:

    BEYOWULF BEYOWULF
    BEYOWULF BEYOWULF
    BEYOWULF BEYOWULF
    BEYOWULF BEYOWULF

  41. 41
    tony Says:

    UGLY

  42. 42
    dianel Says:

    You said it all #33

  43. 43
    Ants Says:

    Beyonce was amazing. It was a very moving performance.
    As of now Beyonce is the only artist good enough to do that.

    Can you imagine. Seriously imagine Britney do that “ah ga ga” or what about Rihanna (tone deaf), Whitney (not a good thing right now), Mariah (miss piggy), Barbara Streisand (everyone will be alseep), Celine Dion (she would probably get on the stage and sing the Titanic song)

  44. 44
    wha wha Says:

    All these haters talking with nothing to back their statements. They say she is ugly yet she has been on every single magazine cover including Sports illustrated swimsuit edition.
    They say she can’t sing yet the President himself asked her to sing for the inaug’
    They say she is not talented yet she has won 10-11 grammy’s, way more than Ritardanna and trailer park Britney

  45. 45
    SL Says:

    Great performance by Beyonce!

  46. 46
    susanist Says:

    Ah the jealous irreligious Bud-Lite inspired Losers always seeking to take a cheap shot at successful people. Unfortunately MIM you are not the only worthless loser in this nation. Hopefully Obama will have the courage to bring a military draft so that people like you can appreciate that life is precious and those who make life entertaining and beautiful a real joy.

    Beyonce is one the Beauties in this World and no, there is not enough of her. We need to see more of her. More of Paris Hilton. More of Kim Kardashian. More of Madonna and less of you.

  47. 47
    susanist Says:

    Issa

    Beyonce is not trying to be Whitney and after the tragedy in her life who would? She is not trying to be Mariah who’s had some mental challenges in her life. Neither can they be Beyonce. Beyonce is more than a singer she’s one of the great beauties of this age. I take my own cues but the VOGUES and ELLE’s back up my opinion on this.
    Mariah and Whitney probably wish they could be more like Beyonce in the matter of life decisions they have been failures saved only by their fabulous voices. We seldom see them anymore. Beyonce we want to see more.

  48. 48
    susanist Says:

    Enough

    Stevie Wonder struggled long and hard for this day both as a celebration of Martin Luther King and to clear the way for a black person to be able to realize the Presidency of the USA. Smokey
    as well. Robinson was old enough to take part in some of the marches where bricks and waterhoses were sprayed on them for the right to vote. Give them their hard earned victory and shut up. How many white celebs fawned over every single president ever elected?
    Shut up and go to Afghanistan. Do something useful in your life.

  49. 49
    susanist Says:

    Shakira is one of the young heavies in the world and may be a future President of Columbia one day.

  50. 50
    lalalove Says:

    She looked amazing…

  51. 51
    lalalove Says:

    …Ans sounded even BETTER!

  52. 52
    lalalove Says:

    And*

  53. 53
    susanist Says:

    David Cook

    Obama choose Beyonce to sing for him. And you just gave a perfect description of yourself. Beyonce on the other hand is one of the most successful human beings alive today more than can be said of people like you. This is why she is asked to sing for Barak Obama and Tina Turner. Yeah, Tina Turner asked Beyonce to sing for her. She didn’t ask Aretha, Diana, Mariah, Whitney, Dionne or anyone else. She asked Beyonce. Deal with reality that you are a loser and stop taking cheap shots at people you are not worthy of mentioning.

  54. 54
    yuck Says:

    ugly outfit, overrated singer.

  55. 55
    B4Real Says:

    HE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. 56
    enoughalready Says:

    Talent! that’s all you can say about Beyonce, talent!!

    They all did a wonderful job my favorite was when John Legend did his song with the other artist..

  57. 57
    Anne Says:

    I am disappointed that Beyonce was chosen to sing for Barack and Michelle’s first dance at the ball tonight. ALICIA KEYS would have been are far better choice, not to mention a lot classier.

  58. 58
    Educated women Says:

    Although Beyonce is quite talented for her age, her attire was extremely inappropriate for the occasion. The committe should have chosen artists with more depth and range like Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, Nancy Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Diane Reeves, Liz Wright, Kathleen Battle, Etta James and etc…

  59. 59
    miss so called educated woman Says:

    First of all Obama chose Beyonce. Beyonce is a favorite of his as well as his wife and daughters.

    Secondly….sure let a up and down crack addict like whitney sing at a momentus occasion like this.

    Thirdly Patti Labelle is amazing but at this day and age Beyonce is the crowd pleaser
    Fourth Jennifer Hudson is so overrated. I think people are confusing power with actual voice control. Jennifer screams her notes right out. Obvious non-use of vocal ability and missing technical range. Get your facts straight people are giving Jennifer so much praise because of her role in dream Girls. I agress she was good but I give credit to Beyonce for her role in dream girls.

    Jennifer’s role – all it required was for her to scream her notes and pretty much stay the same for the entire movie with no progression in character.

    Beyonce’s role -She had to play a quiet shy character and then develop in to a in independent superstar working her character on so many differnt levels. Lets not forget the Producers of the movie were telling Beyonce to not be powerful and to hold herself back in vocal capabilty to stay in character.

    “Quite talented for her age” Excuse me she is more than just talented she is a beautiful and powerful independent business woman. Her skill set is all her own and she deserves her place (which she worked so hard for) among the great entertainers of the past and present.

  60. 60
    Gigi Says:

    I agree with those who thought that Beyonce’s performance was pretty flat.

    Beyonce doesn’t have the vocal chops to elevate this song to soaring heights that this type of event demanded. All she did was curl her voice into annoying melismas to hide the fact that she can’t hold or sustain her high notes. She wrecked the beautiful melody of the song by doing so.

    And that final belt was so badly FLAT. I don’t know what people are raving about. That should have been a sustained and powerful high belt so the finale would have more impact. Instead, she choked on her belt and went for the high note with her falsetto. Boring.

    She looked great though, I’ll give her that.

  61. 61
    Brian Says:

    Power packed performance! Thats what beyonce is made of! Haters need to get a life! Give HER A BREAK! Losers.

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