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Beyonce performs the national anthem at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Beyonce performs the national anthem at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | AP Entertainment Writer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Beyoncé said she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day.

The singer held a press conference Thursday in New Orleans days ahead of her half-time performance at the Super Bowl.

She said she is a "perfectionist" and wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be a memorable one. She called the day "emotional."

Beyoncé opened the press conference with live rendition of the national anthem.

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