Beyonce Knowles has vowed to keep herself as flexible as possible throughout January (09) - so she can perform at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Like so many celebrities, Knowles was full of emotion when Obama was named the 44th U.S. president on Tuesday night (04Nov08), admitting she "fell asleep crying and smiling at the same time" and woke up "with mascara running and a smile on my face".
And now she can't wait to serenade her political icon when he's sworn in as president.
She says, "I'm there. I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do. Whatever they want - if they need me to volunteer, they need me to sing, I'm there, and I'm ready."