Beyonce dazzles during halftime show
Published: Monday, February 4, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 4, 2013 23:02
After a series of mediocre Super Bowl halftime performances, Beyonce showed up with a fast-paced, dance driven performance that wowed viewers. One of the most impressive aspects of the performance was the fact that she was obviously singing live. The singer took breaks from shaking what her momma gave her to belt out some impressive runs to many of her hit songs.
After so much controversy surrounding her choice to use a pre-recorded track for the National Anthem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, there was doubt surrounding her halftime performance at this year’s Super Bowl. However, the pop superstar started the performance off with an acapella rendition of her song “Love on Top.” Then, the song segwayed into “Crazy in Love.” The only way that song could have been any better would have been a surprise guest performance from her hubby, Jay Z, but unfortunately, all the audience got from the rap artist was a pre-recorded track.
About midway through, Beyonce reunited with her former band Destiny’s Child when she welcomed Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to the stage. The band sang their chart toppers “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman” to an ecstatic crowd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The band then did a rendition of Beyonce’s hit, “Single Ladies,” complete with the dance moves that have become so iconic with the song. Although short and sweet, the on-stage reunion between the three women was a highlight of the performance.
The singer and her group of talented backup dancers were constantly moving around the stage to crazy impressive dance numbers which created a visually stimulating performance. Along with the impressive moves, the special effects were mind blowing. The stage created a sort of Beyonce kaleidoscope, and holograms of the singer joined the singer as backup dancers during a few numbers.
The singer strutted her stuff across the stage in above-the-knee leather boots and a leather mini dress. It is hard to believe she is 31 years old and a new mother.
Beyonce closed the show with a version of the song “Halo.” The special effects for the performance were not over yet.
“Everybody, I want to feel your energy,” the singer said, to which audience members, who were equipped with blue finger flashlights, waved their hands in the air to the song creating a magical effect.
The 12-minute halftime performance was a welcomed change from the performances of past artists such as Madonna, The Who and Prince. Honestly, though, it’s Beyonce. What else did you expect?