On this uniquely American day, Beyonce added her own stamp to Barack Obama’s second inauguration as president of the United States.

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Her take on the “Star Spangled Banner” started a little shaky, but ended strong with full force. On the Whitney Houston scale of National Anthem delivery (she, of course, performing earning 10 at the Super Bowl in 1992), Beyonce was a solid 8, especially given her ability to sing under nervewracking conditions. Plus, it looked like she was singing live, while Houston was lipsyncing to her own vocals.  We bet today was the best preparation for the Super Bowl imaginable.

How do you think Beyonce did?