Beyoncé’s Backstage ‘American Idol’ Rehearsal Footage [Video]

Before she debuted her new song before millions on “American Idol’s” season finale, Beyoncé killed in rehearsals. In this candid iPhone footage shot by Jay-Z in his wife’s dressing room, B and her band run through her performance of “1+1” as her mother Tina Knowles and nephew Julez look on. If you had any doubt about the power of her live shows, this should make you a believer.

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57 Comments

  1. SwagBlonde

    The VOICE of our generation! I love her so much. (@SwagBlonde on Twitter. Follow me)

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    JwalksOnwater Reply:

    @SwagBlonde,

    THE VOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @JwalksOnwater, Umm why yall not consider QUEEN GAGA for that big title, i mean…. state the truth please! i dont hate bey but GAGA has the world at her feet i can only imagine all the wig rooms she has in her mansion, what with all the wigs she has snatched!! and i hate to admit it gaga is pulling at beys wig its not long until that thang comes flying off.

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @Tiffany, Please Only Thing Gaga Need To Be Snatching At Is Those Raggedy Ass Extensions In Her Head .. Gaga Anit Ready For Bey Trust Me ! Now Have A Seat Hunny ..

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Tiffany, You do realize that Beyonce and Gaga are not fighting, right? Why are you trying to fight two grown women’s battles (that don’t even exist)? Get some business – your OWN business.

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  2. BeyonceEveryday

    Jay-Z recorded this and posted it on his blog lifeandtimes.com/pregame. Ah-mazing!

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  3. ffi

    OH MY GOD Jay recorded it?!! Thats so sweet!!And OMG THAT VOICE THAT VOICE WOW *cries*

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  4. Tyrique D.Rashad

    mmh mmh mmh,,,may the church say yeeeeeah!you better sang it Bey!#goosebumps

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  5. ffi

    @ SwagBlonde I totally agree!!She is the VOICE o
    f our generation!
    *waits for lessers fans to come and hate as usual*

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  6. @likeayoD_

    Beyonce is MY IDOL! she is the VOICE of MY generation! I love her!

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  7. reece fernando

    true vocalist and perfectionist, she is killin’ em with “1+1″.

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  8. pierre

    Love this song. I’m not a fan but I’m thinking about buying the album, it’s gonna be a real RnB album like we haven’t seen in a long time.
    By the way: The song makes me think of “Glitter in the air” from pink, don’t know why.

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    Disciple of Beysus Reply:

    @pierre, Beyonce is not and will not be making any ‘real R&B’ albums for pretentious ‘real music/R&B’ coons. her music CANNOT be boxed into ONE genre, and most certainly not ‘real R&B’. but glad you’re buying it! ^_^

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Disciple of Beysus, Did you even have to be rude, though? Go to the front and pay your tithes at your church of Beysus and sit back down.

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    Brittney Reply:

    @Disciple of Beysus, so because I like real music/r&b that makes me a coon? You sound like the dumbest motherfucker alive. Shut the fuck up.

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    Disciple of Beysus Reply:

    @Brittney, and sweetheart is that what i said? i’m a fan of R&B like anyone else but people seem to think if it’s not ‘R&B/Soul’ then it’s not ‘real music’ [which in itself makes absolutely NO sense.] and that if Bey isn’t singing R&B, they don’t support her like it’s her obligation or a requirement to make that kind of music. it’s when R&B/’real music’ becomes the 1 & only acceptable music to some is where EYE have a problem with it. the same pretentious ‘real music’ fans DON’T support artists commercially, so i don’t see why anyone would cater to them anyways. so YOU can shut the fuck up please & thank you.

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    tina Reply:

    @pierre, nah, boot-leg might not like all the songz 2$ that girlz rule is crap

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  9. Danger

    Beyoncé’s voice is so beautiful!!!! I’m borderline in tears

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  10. Jay

    NO she must have artificial lungs!! lol i give up lol slayed

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  11. Yaser Lad

    Thats’ Jay recording? Doesn’t sound like him. But she’s past the point of being on point with her vocal ability. She’s Doooooooooooooooope!!!

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  12. M!ke

    WOW i bout paid my tithes listening to this Beyonce took it to church

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  13. BadChick954

    people are gonna say something negative! watch!

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @BadChick954, Looks like you were right about that hence the comment below! lol

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    Tyrique D.Rashad Reply:

    @mofan95, lol :)u damn right,hater alert down under,,lmao :)))

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @Tyrique D.Rashad, lol hahaha

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  14. Lisa

    The voice of our generation? Puh-lease. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves now. That title belongs to Christina Aguilera and besides Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia come before Beyonce too. The only thing Beyonce has is technicality. I still love her, but her voice is thin like Diana Ross’s. That’s why she was chosen to play thin voice Deena Jones in Dreamgirls.

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    Disciple of Beysus Reply:

    @Lisa, and you my darling can have a seat. no one is here for OVERSINGERS with NO control over their voice. NONE of those bitches listed can EVER pull off a flawless, on-key, PITCH perfect performance like The Queen. *hence* why STRAINtina stay cracking on every note, flubbed the anthem of the country she was born & raised in, etc. Jennifer & Fanny are good but they are LIMITED to CHURCH CHOIR vocals and the WORLD ain’t a big ass baptist community. mute.

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    Critic Reply:

    @Disciple of Beysus, YESSSSSSSSSSSS! I love that.

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    mal Reply:

    @Lisa, eerrmm yeah… *walks away*

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @Lisa, Lisa Ima Need For Your Hating Ass To Have A Fucking Seat Way Over ——————————> There OKAY ! My Bitch Slayeddddddddddd Like Always ..

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    kasian Reply:

    @Lisa, Just because yu have power in your voice doesn’t make yu a better singer, there’s more to it. Bey has unbelievable vocals. Christina strains, and over singing songs, Jen she gives to much, and Fanny always tryna growl. Yu just one of those haters, that don’t credit when its due.

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    Nes Reply:

    @Lisa,

    You’re so right. People are still brainwashed by her “attempt” at singing. That is NOT singing.

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @Nes, Attempt at singing ? let me know which bitch out there who running around the stage dancing there life out everytime they perform and can sing there vocals ( LIVE ) and make it sound just like it was the album ? dnt worry i have all day i’ll wait … oh i forgot ya can’t cause there anit no bitch out there who fucking whit QUEEN BEYONCE now have a fucking seat hater !

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    B0SS Reply:

    @Nes, IKR! Now Ke$ha is a true vocalist!!! or Lauryn Hill right?

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  15. MARTHA_Romans Mother

    Amazing! Raw Vocals, No mic! Nothing but talent.

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  16. r@@@@

    that “make love”towards the end lawwwwwwwddddddddddddd I slowly started taking my clothes off in tears..I found my wedding SONG!! im buyin that album!!!!6/28

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @r@@@@, Lmao .. I love your comment <3

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  17. Rock

    She’s the BEST!!! I’m not even a Stan, but you can’t deny her being a vocal beast!!! I live a lot of the female R&B ladies, but Bey, JHud and Fantasia are vocally the TRUTH!!

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  18. mal

    from now on!! lol ANYTIME SOMEONE SAYS ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THIS WOMAN all im going to say is “errrm yeah….*walks away*” lol

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  19. ruth

    ela canta muitooooooo OMFG DIVA

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  20. Devin

    Beyonce make great music and she have talent.
    JHud and Fantasia have amazing voice but still thier music is not the best.

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  21. Tjmusic

    She’s amazing , I truly felt that .. Just Amazing . :)

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  22. QUEEN BEYONCE

    she made me cry thats all thats what music does touches you, you feel the passion, I HEART THIS WOMAN SO MUCH she is everything to me when it comes to music

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  23. Royal

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. gswagg

    lmao @ ppl saying that fantasia and jennifer hudson sings better than beyonce!!! yeah right in what world?????? i used to be a huge fan of fantasia but now all she does is scream and thats very annoying!! as for jennifer hudson yeah i cant deny that she could sing but the only thing that makes her a great singer is the power behind her voice, but there is more to just singing then just projecting and im pretty sure some of you dont really know about music if any of these ladies could sing better than beyonce than why cant they do what she does?? it is very hard to sing a beyonce song LET ALONE DANCE AND SING THEM AND STAY ON KEY.. so stop the hate… Ive learned that negative ppl will always try to find something wrong with someone who is trying to do go and be positive so fans my advice to you is ignore them.. trust they will go away… BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN! ITS WRITTEN LOLZ

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  25. Bianca

    shit like THIS is why stans of the “lessers” stay mad…it’s completely understandable. Carry on with your indulgence in mediocrity, while BEYONCÈ remains THEE TRUTH.

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    anonymous Reply:

    @Bianca, WORDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Jamie

    This video should be called “Befor The Killer Performance”

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  27. Real Issh

    Queen just does it everytime . I am truely blessed to be a fan of hers . Lessers just got thee boot , again .

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  28. music guru

    Swear listened to it 10 times

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  29. Critic

    Her voice is perfection. I’m in awe.

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  30. Hugh

    Thats the first time weve ever seen inside the JZ Bey camp.

    Cool to see he is following her around for BB and Idol.

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  31. say what

    SOOOOOOO bey is the best singer in the worlllld is that what you are saying????

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  32. WhiteChocolate

    Her control is flawless.

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  33. Chris C.

    how could anyone doubt beyonces live performance rapup?
    even haters know beyonce is the shit.

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  34. Be

    does someone have this in mp3 version!!!!

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