Super Bowl: Beyonce’s Halftime Performance Features Destiny’s Child & Much Hair Flipping
On Thursday, Beyonce kicked off her pre-Super Bowl press conference with a polite request: “Would you guys mind standing?” But at the start of her Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance on Sunday (February 3), she cued fireworks and flames. Her Destiny’s Child co-conspirators Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams teleported to the stage like Power Rangers being called to action, only to be shooed away toward the end of “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”
Beyonce strutted and swung her hips and cast out one smoldering gaze after another through a string of greatest hits — “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time,” “Halo” — and re-established that she was born to do this sort of thing.a rehearsals clip and yes, Michelle Williams, the press (us included) thought it learned just about every detail of Beyonce’s halftime performance. Still, Bey shocked with a few other, Superdome-ready tricks. Her personal Slash was armed with a sparking guitar. An overhead view revealed that her stage was actually screen itself, broadcasting a kaleidoscope dream entirely made of hair-whipping Beyonces. And, despite all the anticipation, it was difficult to feel prepared for that jelly as Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle joined forces for “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman.” Surprise: As a group, they’ve still got it.
Then came this shocker: Just a few minutes after Beyonce closed her halftime show with “Halo,” the Superdome lost power. For a moment, it felt entirely possible that Mrs. Carter was the cause.