When I was a child, my mom came to school with a plastic bag full of stale Fig Newtons for me and my friends. Needless to say, I spent a lot of Saturday nights alone after that. It’s a trauma Blue Ivy will never have to experience, not after her mom showed up to her school’s fundraiser and casually performed some of her greatest hits.
The truth is, Bey and Jay’s progeny is only rumored to be enrolled at L.A.’s Center for Early Education, which has been described as a, “socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children,” but that didn’t prevent Beyoncé from dropping by the Shrine auditorium Saturday, to deliver electric renditions of “Crazy in Love,” “XO,” and “Halo,” sending the crowd into a literal frenzy.
But the real showstopper was Bey’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” a song which very few singers should even attempt live. Beyoncé as you well know, isn’t any other singer, though. In fact, her version of the song Whitney Houston turned into soaring ballad has become so polished over the years, it might even trump the original. Is that a blasphemous thing to say? Possibly. Do we feel comfortable saying it? Definitely. Watch below.