Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z are quite possibly the two celebrities most associated with President Barack Obama, his campaigns and his two terms as POTUS. During his first inauguration weekend in 2009, she performed "America the Beautiful" and covered Etta James' "At Last" for the First Couple's first inaugural ball. She was a public supporter of Obama's bid for reelection and got the distinct honor of performing the National Anthem after he took his second oath. The pop megastar, however, courted controversy for the reverent performance because she used a pre-recorded track to which she lip-synced at the event. During a press conference prior to her Super Bowl halftime show a month later, she sang the song live for the journalists in the room, explaining that she had decided to not sing live that day because she is a "perfectionist" and did not have a chance to properly rehearse with the orchestra. "I'm very proud of my performance," she added.