Both singers performed in front of a screen which featured synchronized graphics and dancers. Beyoncé admits she was aware of Cuccarini's routine, and called it an inspiration. She tells AOL Music, "My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards."