The Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII halftime show featuring the international pop sensation Beyonce will go down in history as one of the most electric performances ever. The halftime show started off with the first ever fan made countdown as Beyonce enters the stage with “Love on Top” as her lead in. Shy in person, but explosive on stage, Beyonce definitely brings her alter ego Sasha Fierce with her. Beyonce was dressed in a black leather corset with lace around the waist and hips, black leather gloves, black tights and her stiletto boots to top it off. With two images of her face with members of the crowd inside dancing in the illuminated outline, Beyonce struts her stuff with her first hit “Crazy in Love.” She hits most of the choreography that is in the video and puts her signature bootylicious pop on it with her back up dancers in unison. The all girl band rocked to the song and then Beyonce transitions into the next song “Baby Boy.”
Beyonce also reunited with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and performed a medley of their hits to include “Bootylicious,” “Independent Women,” and “Single Ladies.” Beyonce ended the show by belting out Halo as she dropped down to the floor on her knees as close to the fans as she could possibly get. Beyonce then passes the mike into the crowd as she rolls her head with her hair swinging while the fans try as hard as they can to reach out and grab her.
Beyonce has been preparing for the Super Bowl halftime show for months and revealed to Deion Sanders and Rich Eisen during a Super Bowl pre-game interview that the hardest thing for her was figuring out what songs to perform. “It was difficult because I want to give all the fans the songs they love but its only 12 minutes,” Beyonce said.
The “Crazy In Love” singer told Sanders and Eisen that she researched every Super Bowl performance she could find on the internet after making the decision to do the show. She loved Madonna's performance, studied Michael Jackson and revealed that her all time favorite performance was from Prince, the “Purple Rain” hitmaker.
Leading up to the Super Bowl, Beyonce made headline buzz for admitting to lip-syncing the National Anthem at the Presidential Inauguration. When reports surfaced, many took to Facebook and Twitter to comment. Beyonce silenced her critics last Thursday by singing her rendition of the National Anthem live at a Super Bowl press conference before taking questions from reporters. When asked about the lip-syncing controversy, Bey said, “I am a perfectionist and one thing about me - I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very important, emotional show for me - one of my proudest moments. Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track and it’s very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.” When asked about the Beyonce haters, she said, I love haters – no shame – no hate.
Beyonce, one of the hardest working women in the entertainment industry continues to raise the bar. So what’s next for the16-time Grammy-Award winner? Throughout her 16-year career, she has managed to keep her personal life private which is a hard thing to do for a celebrity. Beyonce will for the first time show fans a different side of her through a documentary “Life Is But a Dream” premiering on HBO Feb. 16 at 9:00 p.m. Beyonce will also be the new face of Pepsi. She is working on her fifth album set to release this spring and released a new song from the Destiny’s Child “Love Songs” album with members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.