Sunday night, during SuperBowl XLVII’s halftime show, Beyoncé performed a 15-minute show with perfectly assigned personality, vocals and choreography.
Beyoncé opened the halftime show with “Love On Top,” singing live throughout the entire performance.
With this performance, she quieted criticism about her lip-syncing during her performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.
Beyoncé performed “Crazy in Love,” utilizing the stage and singing with an intensity never seen at the halftime show.
This intensity continued as Beyoncé’s background dancers filled the stage for a well-choreographed dance interlude.
In fact, the intensity grew throughout the performance, as Beyoncé stomped her feet to “End of Time,” feeding off the rhythm and the crowd. She changed arrangements to songs and added artistic pieces, including a screen full of Beyoncés as she performed “Baby Boy.”
The effect of these screens only enhanced the performance, as audience members were mesmerized. After much speculation about a possible appearance, Destiny’s Child reunited with Beyoncé to perform its hits, “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman Part 1.”
The sound of the group’s voices blended deliciously, reminding the audience of the individual talent and the harmonies the group has. Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also helped Beyoncé sing a frantic “Single Ladies.”
Even when Rowland and Williams sang their parts individually, Beyoncé commanded the attention, singing loudly and wonderfully, only calling attention to the group when the women sang together.
Beyoncé performed each song with such strength and determination, especially during the closing song, “Halo.”
During the song, Beyoncé slowed the tempo of the extravaganza that is the halftime show, showcasing her angelic vocals and leaving audience with a lasting impression.
Beyoncé’s halftime show was certainly the most memorable show in recent years with her energizing singing, dancing and general performance.
After the Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction, the halftime shows have been lackluster, catering to the older audiences and barely entertaining the younger audience members.
This year, Beyoncé not only entertained, she breathed new life into the halftime show, performing with the intensity and energy that sucked the audience into watching the entire performance in awe.