Beyoncé has well and truly silenced her critics by addressing the lip-syncing scandal that erupted over her performance at President Obama's inauguration at a Super Bowl press conference.

The singer - who is due to perform at the half-time show of the US sporting fixture - was accused of miming her rendition of 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Obama's swearing in ceremony, but proved she can belt out the anthem with a live rendition during an event ahead of the Super Bowl.

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After being introduced to the stage at Thursday's press conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Beyoncé asked the members of the audience to stand before performing the song acappella in front of the world's media.

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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    Beyonce answers questions during an NFL football Super Bowl XLVII news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. in New Orleans. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce kicks off the NFL football Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Convention Center by singing the National Anthem, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. in New Orleans. The singer says she did lip sync when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day. She said she's a "perfectionist" and wanted her performance for President Barack Obama to be a memorable one. She called the day "emotional." (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce sings the national anthem before she addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce sings the national anthem before she addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks onstage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31: Beyonce speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Explaining the commotion over her inauguration appearance, she said: "I am a perfectionist and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show, a very, very important, emotional show for me, one of my proudest moments, and due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper soundcheck, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk.

"It was about the President and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the industry, and I'm very proud of my performance."

Asked if she will be singing live at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Sunday, she replied, "I will absolutely be singing live. I am well rehearsed and I will absolutely be singing live. This is what I was born to do; what I was born for... I've had a 16-year career and feel, like, all of the things that I've done have prepared me for this."

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  • Lindsay Lohan

    If the acting work ever dries up for Li-Lo (which can't be that far off) you'd think she'd have her music *ahem* career to fall back on but she's going to need to brush up on her lip-synching skills first.

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    She may have prepared a backing track with live vocals recorded over the top, but Cheryl was fooling no one when she performed 'Fight For This Love' on 'The X Factor' in 2010.

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