Beautiful Liar - Live Performances

Live Performances

Neither Knowles nor Shakira performed "Beautiful Liar" on television, or at awards ceremonies. The song was included on Knowles' set list on her The Beyoncé Experience and I Am... Tour. On The Beyoncé Experience, Knowles stood in darkness with dry ice billowing behind her. She wore a green belly dancing outfit. As she began singing the first verse, colored illumination was projected onto the backdrop. Toward the end of the performance, pairs of female dancers, clothed in purple dresses, performed mirrored choreography.

On August 5, 2007, Knowles performed "Beautiful Liar" at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, wearing a belly dancing outfit. A microphone was lowered from the ceiling for the performance during which Knowles acknowledged Shakira by shaking her hips rapidly. Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote, "Beyoncé needs no distractions from her singing, which can be airy or brassy, tearful or vicious, rapid-fire with staccato syllables or sustained in curlicued melismas. But she was in constant motion, strutting in costumes."

In Los Angeles, Knowles performed "Beautiful Liar", dressed in a green belly dancing outfit, with several female and male backup dancers, and live instrumentation. When she later sang it in Sunrise, Florida on June 29, 2009, she wore a glittery gold leotard. Animated graphics of turntables, faders and other club equipment were projected behind the dancers and musicians. Knowles was accompanied by two drummers, two keyboardists, a percussionist, a horn section, three backup vocalists called the Mamas and a lead guitarist, Bibi McGill. "Beautiful Liar" was included on Knowles' live albums The Beyoncé Experience Live (2007), and the deluxe edition of I Am... World Tour (2010).

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