While Queen Bey has covered Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" before, this rendition was particularly moving for Detroiters: It not only sounded amazing, but was accompanied by images of city history and its musical legacy, from Aretha to Eminem.
The rest of Saturday's performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills in metro Detroit garnered high praise from local fans as well as critics. In the Detroit News, Adam Graham called "The Mrs. Carter Show" Beyonce's best concert yet.
"'Halo' closed out the evening, and if there wasn’t one on her head by the end of the show, it’s only because her crown is simply too big," he wrote. "Bow down."
Hear Sam Cooke's original here: