Beyonce Goes Old School In ‘American Idol’ Performance (VIDEO)

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Beyonce Knowles may now be running the world with her music, but back in 2003 she was just a girl who was “Crazy in Love.” The pop diva decided to play her famous track from the early 2000s for a super-fun performance at the American Idol season finale. 

The track features Jay-Z but he wasn’t present for his part, it was all about Sasha Fierce (Beyonce’s alter ego)! Perhaps she decided to sing an old song after all the controversy that occurred following her performance of “Run the World (Girls)” at the Billboard Music Awards. 

After the show aired, it became obvious that her creative routine wasn’t original. Several media outlets revealed that Italian pop singer Lorella Cuccarini used that technology and interactive screens first in 2010. Beyonce addressed the reports, telling AOL Music,  “My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.”