Jay-Z Shoots Incredible Rehearsal Footage of Beyoncé Singing ‘1+1′ at ‘Idol’ [VIDEO]

May 26, 2011 1:46 pm

(Screenshot: LifeandTimes.com)

Both the audience and judges gave Beyoncé a standing ovation at the season finale of “American Idol” Wednesday night following the live unveiling of her new song “1+1,” but now her husband Jay-Z is giving fans the first look at her private vocal rehearsal for the performance.

Jay-Z shot the cell phone video in Beyoncé’s “Idol” dressing room as the 29-year-old singer rehearsed the ballad with a pianist and backup singers, surrounded by her entourage.

“Sometimes you need perspective,” Jay-Z wrote in the blog on his new lifestyle website LifeandTimes.com. You’ve been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time.”

Beyoncé officially released “1+1″ in tandem with her “American Idol” performance, making the second single from her upcoming album “4” available for download on iTunes. Listen to the studio recording below, and look out for “4” on June 28.