If you were (or not) one of more than 110 million people who watched Super Bowl XLVII, then you should’ve seen or heard about some of the performances, fashion, battle between brothers and players, commercials, and of course -- the black out.
Take a closer look at five other memorable moments of Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans:
Performances & Fashion
Jennifer Hudson sang “American the Beautiful” along with the Sandy Hook Elementary chorus. The performance generated 100 million pre-game buzzes. Alicia Keys extended the National Anthem by 4 seconds -- surpassing Natalie Cole’s 152 seconds in 1990, and Jennifer Hudson in 2009 (150). In a crimson, sleeveless gown, an elegantly dressed Keys’ delivered a soulful rendition. Other performers have had instrumental assistance (Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood), but Billy Joel was the last to play the piano in 2007.
Beyonce… and Destiny’s Child. Lip-synch or not, everyone knows she has a voice. But it was her "laser-cut" leather leotard with lace, by Rubin Singer, that set her performance on fire. The girl-rock-band featured a blazing guitarist and pin-striped saxophonist [VIDEO]. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (also wearing Rubin Singer) joined the stage. Rowland's leather look was one of Emilio Pucci. R&B singer, Keyshia Cole, disturbed fans with a comment about Michelle via Twitter, “…Michelle sang.. [killed] the moment”. But, Williams responded: "I'm Destiny's Child, and you're Frankie's Child?"
Battle Between Brothers.. and Players
The battle between brothers, Jim Harbaugh (49ers) and John Harbaugh (Ravens), should definitely make the next family gathering more interesting. Another interesting fact is that Ray Lewis recorded his first sack on Jim’s team 17 years ago. Last night, in the game before his retirement, he was the man. After catching the opening kick-off of the second half, he was untouchable for 108 yards.
The most retweeted "beef" was between Minnesota Vikings kicker, Chris Kluwe, who called out Chris Culliver after his penalty: “Culliver was all over that guy. I mean, really grabbing him. Hands everywhere.” This was a reaction to Culliver‘s comment about homosexuals “not being allowed” anywhere in the 49ers locker room.
Mercedes Benz's “Sympathy for the Devil” had viewers blazing over the blasphemous but culturally correct display of materialism. #TheKiss was between a “sexy” model and a “smart” web geek, who were presented by GoDaddy spokeswoman, Danica Patrick, as the perfect couple. After seeing a full make-out session (with sound), viewers were cringing and cheering at the same time. Doritos and Wheat Thins were funny with goats and yetis as co-stars. [WATCH].
... and the Black Out
Stadium officials blamed the electric company, the electric company said: “Power issues at the Super Dome appear to be [on] the customer’s side”. Companies like Oreo (dunk in the dark) and Tide (can't get the #blackout but we can get stains out) were on time with #lightsout posts.
It was said that Michelle pulled the plug after a less-than-stellar performance; Beyonce took too much energy -- her husband, Jay Z (@S_C_) summed it up, “Lights out. Any questions???”. San Francisco fans were called sore losers, and Illuminati reported “they had nothing to do with this”. Even @SuperBowlLightsOut created an account (hilarious). The blackout went on for 35 minutes.