After all the controversy surrounding Beyonce’s lip-syncing performance at President Obama’s inauguration, I expected her to come on stage at the Super Bowl XLVII’s half-time show like she had something to prove. And she did just that. With all of the hair-flipping, holographic Beyonces and the short reunion of Destiny’s Child (whoa, flashback to junior high!), Beyonce’s performance lived up to and surpassed my expectations.
Smoke surrounded the superstar as she rose onto the stage for Sunday night’s show wearing a black-ensemble with leather detail designed by New York based designer, Rubin Singer. Shortly after, she threw her jacket into the crowd and delivered the performance of her lifetime. She knew she had to deliver a stellar show and she accomplished just that.
At one point, holographic Beyonces were dancing behind here, beside her and just all around her, one of my highlights of her performance. She began with “Love on Top” and transitioned into my favorite, “Crazy in Love.” While I would have loved for Jay-Z to pop on the stage for a quick cameo, Beyonce did an amazing job capturing the crowd with her amazing energy and famous dance moves.
At a press conference before the big game, she made it very clear that she would be singling live. ”I am well-rehearsed. This is what I was born to do,” she said.
The twittersphere was going absolute crazy during and after the performance. I don’t know about you guys, but my feed was all about the Queen Bey. Here were some on my feed:
Girls definitely ruled the stage at the show with the all-girl band and back-up dancers that came close to rivaling the Queen Bey herself. Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland made a short-lived appearance for “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman.” The group collaborated for Beyonce’s hit “Single Ladies.” Sasha Fierce kicked-off her old band mates and finished, what I think will be one of our generation’s most memorable Super Bowls, with “Halo.”
The performance came to an end in a quick 13 minutes when she left the stage and took the light with her! Soon after the performance, the lights in the New Orlean’s super dome went out for about 30 minutes during the third quarter. So far, Beyonce was the highlight of what turned out to be a legendary and close Super Bowl. In my book, it was the Queen Bey at her best — she sounds better not lip-syncing anyways! She took the show and won the Super Bowl according to a lot of fans.
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