On Feb. 3, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl and Beyonce rocked the halftime show. According to a Feb. 3 New York Daily News report, “Beyoncé gave an absolutely live Super Bowl halftime performance that killed.”
Our take is that Beyonce’s halftime show was exactly what one would expect; fabulous dancing, live singing, great costumes, flawless makeup and enough sizzle and flash to cut off the power for almost half an hour. The dramatic walk off the stage after the final set and immediate power outage, though unplanned was incredibly dramatic. Our best Twitter comment on that segment comes from Meredith Blake@MeredithBlake, who tweeted, “Beyonce literally shut it down.”
Rocking a barely there Rubin Singer costume like only she can, Beyonce ruled the stage. Her outfit was based on the designer’s upcoming fall 2013 collection entitled “Valkyrie's Dominion,” according to E! Online. The costume reportedly took a team of 14 workers and over 200 man hours to complete. Materials used include python, paneled iguana, trapunto-pick stitched leather, nylon, metal, plastic and silk, among others.
The dark stage, the lights, the costumes. It was just fierce. She sang her heart out like she had something to prove and danced like it was the time of her life. She did, and it was. The most highly anticipated performance of her career. After all the teasing with the tumblr and Instagram pics of her rehearsals, it was great to see the final results – flawless choreography. If this performance does not silence her naysayers, then nothing probably will.
Fans were looking forward to Beyonce singing some of her greatest hits, while others wondered which of these greatest hits would rev up a football crowd and bring the kind of entertainment that Prince, Madonna, the Black Eye Peas and even Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake have brought to the game.
That’s where Destiny’s Child comes in. The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica put it best. “This was not only an act of generosity to her former group mates, and a bone thrown to longtime fans, but also a tacit admission that Beyoncé’s biggest hits as a solo artist — excluding ‘Single Ladies’ and ‘Crazy in Love’ — don’t have the caffeinated quality that makes for great halftime entertainment.”
The beautiful trio Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams did not miss a beat. It was as if Destiny’s Child never left. From “Love on Top” to “Independent Ladies,” “Bootylicious,” “Single Ladies” and lastly “Halo,” Beyonce and Destiny’s Child have left their mark on halftime history.
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