The Beyonce Bowl took place on Sunday, and what is perhaps one of the most anticipated Super Bowl halftime show performances in recent memory went off without a hitch.
The setlist for the show included "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," and "Baby Boy." Beyonce was joined by her Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for "Bootylicious," "Independent Woman" and a special version of Beyonce's "Single Ladies." Beyonce ended the show with "Halo."
Last year's Super Bowl halftime show was helmed by Madonna, who was joined by LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. Perhaps the most memorable incident in the show was M.I.A.'s decision to flip the camera -- and the 114 million people who were watching at home -- the bird. Given the sheer ratings of the program (3 million more people watched the halftime show than the game itself), playing the halftime show is a massive opportunity for a musician.
Pre-Super Bowl buzz focused on whether or not Destiny's Child would reunite and Beyonce's recent lip-syncing controversy. At an NFL press conference on Thursday, the singer refused to reveal details about her performance, except to say that she would not use a backing track like the did at Barack Obama's inauguration. Williams did her best to complicate rumors of a DC reunion, but there was to be no mystery about Beyonce's vocals.
"I will absolutely be singing live," Beyonce said Thursday. "I am well-rehearsed. This is what I was born to do."
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