Watch 12-Year-Old Beyoncé in the Performance That Inspired ‘***Flawless’

She woke up like this.

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In “***Flawless,” a new song off of her freshly released self-titled album, Beyoncé opens with an audio clip from the time she appeared on the televised talent show Star Search with the “hip hop rappin'” group Girls Tyme. The group lost by one star to some hair metal band named Skeleton Crew, and Beyoncé has said that this is the first time she realized that no matter how hard you work, you can still fail.

Despite the loss, the performance itself is pretty adorable. And we don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that Beyoncé ended up the real winner.