Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Beyonce hits a high note with her moving national anthem as Hollywood turns out for Obama's inauguration
Passionate performance: President Barack Obama puts his hand on his heart as he watches singer Beyonce Knowles belt out THe Star Spangled Banner following his second inauguration in Washington on Monday
Power couple: Jay-Z and Beyonce arrive at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
Quite an entrance: The popular rapper and singer received a cheer from the crowd as they walked in
Congratulations Sir! Beyonce shares her joy as she holds hands with Obama
The pair both wore grey and had matching fur coats for the occasion and stopped to chat with Rev. Al Sharpton.
After watching Obama's second inauguration, Beyonce stepped onto the podium herself to belt out The Star Spangled Banner.
With huge emeralds glinting on her ears, and her finger, the beauty looked moved as she gave a passionate performance.
Belting it out! The singer performed the U.S. national anthem The Star Spangled Banner
Perfect choice: Beyonce looked emotional as she took to the podium, but showed no sign of nerves; she wore Lorraine Schwartz 80 carat emerald earrings and a 50 carat emerald ring
Natural beauty: Beyonce's floor length gown was perfect for the ceremonial atmosphere
Holding hands: Beyonce has shown unwavering support for Barack
The singer has long been one of the President's most high profile supporters.
She wrote a letter of praise for him ahead of last November's US presidential election, in which she credited him with inspiring the future generation, including her own daughter.
She wrote: 'Every day we see your heart and character, inspiring us to give more of ourselves. You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be.
'You are the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be ANYTHING they want to be.
'All my respect and adoration, Beyonce.'
Power women: Michelle Obama hugs Beyonce as they share a special moment
Showing that even superstars aren't immune to being starstruck, Beyonce and Jay Z ask a fellow guest to take a photo for them
Joining Beyonce at the state event was felow singer Kelly Clarkson, who tweeted a picture of the pair together.
'Me and B just hangin' out ....don't worry about it,' she wrote. 'Seriously, God did good. She is so beautiful!'
Kelly once said she was a fan of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, but she says she voted for Obama twice.
'I think it's going to be the coolest thing ever to look back with my grandkids and go: "I was a part of that and I'm proud of that. I'm not ashamed of that,"' Clarkson said in a recent interview.