Beyonce shuts down the Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLVII had its share of ups and downs both on and off the field. The Ravens seemed to have the game clinchedÂ early on, leaving some football fans a bit disappointed. This is where Beyonce cameÂ in - the decorated musician hit the stage guns blazing rocking some fabulous women's clothes that viewers in attendance and watching at home were sure to have been impressed by.Â
The New York Times reports Bey had to turn up the heat for this venue, as the Super Bowl halftime show is one of the grandest stages on which an artist can perform.Â Past crooners like The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Sir Paul McCartney and Madonna have given their all, pushing Beyonce, who admits to being a perfectionist, to create an ever better show.Â Not only do these performances need to be out of this world, they also need to be perfectly timed and choreographed to ensure the show doesn't interfere with the game.
Bey made sure to hit all the high and low notes going through a mix of eight songs over a 12-minute period. The singer hit the stage hard with "Love on Top," wearing a barely-there leather leotard before heading into "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy," during which she toreÂ off her skirt, revealing a lacy bottom that had the crowd going wild. Just when fans thought the night couldn't get any better, two surprise guests - Bey's fellow Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - were literally launched onto the stage. The reunited trio belted out their girl power anthem "Independent Women," "Bootylicious" and sang together during Beyonce's hit "Single Ladies."Â
All three ladies dazzled in leather-inspired garb - showing off their toned gams and killer dance moves. Bey then finished the show with a rendition of her inspirational song "Halo."
Â Bey closed the show saying "Thank you for this moment. God bless y'all."
Shortly after Beyonce's performance something that's never happened at a Super Bowl occurred - half of the lights in the stadium went out and stayed out for more than a half hour. Bey's husbandÂ Jay-Z tweeted his opinion on what happened to the electricity.
"Lights out!!!! Any questions?" Jay wrote on his S_C_ Twitter account, referring to his wife's electrifying performance.Â
By the time the lights turned back on, the 49ers woke up as well. The team started the third quarter down 28-6 before adding 17 points to the score, making it a fight to the finish before the Ravens secured their victory, winning 34-31.
Were you impressed by Beyonce? Did you watch the whole game or just the halftime show?