When Beyonce was announced as the feature act for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, the predominant thought in my mind was that her performance would be amazing.
I don't go around the house singing "Bootylicious" or "Put a Ring on it," but I'd be lying if I said she wasn't an amazing performer. She has the ability to light up a stage before she evens utters a word on the microphone.
I admit, part of that is because she's gorgeous.
One glimpse of Beyonce on stage is enough to grab my attention for at least a few moments. I've heard many critics/haters say she can't sing and make other untrue statements.
I take those comments with a grain of salt.
Mostly because people will make excuses or give pardons for the deficiencies of the musical acts they like. Bob Dylan fans completely ignore the fact that he sounds like a starving flea when he sings.
Why? Because he's an amazing writer and he's cool as a fan.
I happen to enjoy Beyonce's voice, but it doesn't hurt that she's got the most beautiful legs in show business.
Singing isn't even going to be the determining factor for success with this performance. It's going to come down to staging, special guests and dancing.
Beyonce's got you covered on all of those fronts.
Her stage shows are generally elaborate and awesome. You'd have to think that the powers that be would make sure a high-profile performance like this would be totally decked out.
She's married to Jay-Z, so if Shawn Carter steps on the stage for a cameo the stadium is going to go nuts, and many of the men pretending to ignore the performance at home will be allowed to comfortably take notice as well.
There are rumors that a Destiny's Child reunion is in store for fans (OMG! from Yahoo!). That would equate to nothing more than eye candy for me, but that segment will certainly broaden the appeal of the game to a larger audience.
As for dance routines, nobody moves like Beyonce.
The halftime show is more about the visual performance than anything. All things considered, there is no one that will look better on stage than Beyonce.
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