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Donning a conservative black dress, the singer belted out the "Star Spangled Banner," but did her best not to add many vocal embellishments, perhaps in an effort to not upstage the President.
This is not the first time Beyonce has helped Obama celebrate a Presidential term. She sang Etta James' classic "At Last" at his 2009 inauguration. Today, however, she opted for a timeless classic, as did singer/songwriter James Taylor, who sang "America the Beautiful," and Kelly Clarkson, who performed "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."