MTV News reports that Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles’ audition finals to pick her backing band were held at Sony Studios Saturday, where the singer and her father, Mathew Knowles, were among the judges selecting the hopefuls. “I wanted to get together a group of fierce, talented, hungry, beautiful women and form an all-girl band,” Knowles said. “I’m all about female empowerment. I’m all about pushing the envelope. I know it’s my responsibility to do something different. I said, ‘I want a band, I want something different.’ I had worldwide auditions; people flew in from Atlanta, Houston, Israel, all over the world.” Read more.