I don't think anyone actually thought Beyonce could not sing the National Anthem. When she sang it yesterday at a press conference, a lot of the articles I read seemed shocked that she could do it. That was never the point. Beyonce can sing. The point was that she made it seem like she was singing it live, would never have said anything if not caught, and wanted people to think it was live with the dramatic pulling out of the ear piece. That was the controversy. I think what sucks for her is that now at the Superbowl she has to sing live even while dancing and doing everything else she will be doing and it might sound like crap. I would have expected her to use a backing track for the halftime show but because of the controversy, that won't be an option.