Happy Independence Day to all! Wish I could be there to celebrate this momentous day but I am still recovering from all the Canada Day celebrations in my fair country.
I am pleased to present Beyonce’s phenomenal performance of The Star Spangled Banner. It is absolutely exceptional.
It was performed live at the Super Bowl in 2004. Boy, can this lady sing! And the charisma she possesses is undeniable.
I love how she escalates certain sections of the original melodic line via a broken chord pattern. It is so well done, very clean and precise.
In fact, her entire performance sounds so confident and free – just a pleasure to behold!
And, speaking of “free“, I loved the second note she added to that word as she sustained it. Beautiful, translucent head voice! Ah – she steals my heart! I am a “head voice fanatic.“.
Enjoy the video located above this article and here’s to an exciting, fun-filled, celebratory Independence Day.
Please feel free to share your favorite moments today or add your favorite versions of the Star Spangled Banner in the comments section.