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Photos: Beyonce meets the media, sings the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl XLVII


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Beyonce meets the media — and sings the national anthem — in New Orleans on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

Super Bowl XLVII: Beyonce Attends Media Day

Beyonce meets the media -- and sings the national anthem -- in New Orleans on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday. Launch slideshow »

Tom Donoghue and David Tingey, two Vegas DeLuxe contributing photographers based in Las Vegas, are on assignment at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, and today they submitted their photographs of superstar singer, actress and new mom Beyonce meeting the media ahead of her Halftime Show on Sunday.

Ms. Knowles, aka the wife of music mogul Jay-Z and of Destiny’s Child fame, sang the national anthem at the press conference and killed it. Take that, haters; talent is talent.

Also at the press conference: 2013 Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan, who was a waitress in New York before being crowned this month and incidentally waited on Beyonce and Jay-Z. Miss New York has come a long way, baby!

Beyonce sure looks pretty as a picture (and maybe with little to no makeup?). Oh, yeah, the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens face off in the 47th Super Bowl on Sunday, in case you’re paying attention.

Don Chareunsy, Vegas DeLuxe editor and Las Vegas Sun senior editor for arts and entertainment, contributed to this snappy little reporter.

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  1. She simply didn't want to forget the words, but Kelley Clarkson surely didn't have a problem.

  2. Just sing the anthem & go home. This is not a national tragedy. She doesn't need to start singing at a press conference. Beyonce is completely handled by her advisors & incapable of thinking for herself.