Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show: What to Expect from Pop Star's Performance

Jonathan IrwinContributor IIFebruary 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31:  Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference at the media center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beyonce will perform at halftime as the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
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Over the past few years the Super Bowl halftime show has been a blast from the past. Outside of the Black Eyed Peas in 2011, headliners have included Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and people claiming to be The Who.

While all those artists are amazing—believe me kids, The Who were amazing at one point—none have had quite a youthful punch like Mrs. Beyonce Knowles.

The iconic superstar will take the stage this Sunday in what could go down as one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows of all time.

Here are a few things to expect from the sultry singer.


Destiny's Child Reunion

While the Destiny's Child reunion can't be 100 percent confirmed, it seems highly likely that such a thing will take place at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

Numerous media outlets are reporting that the threesome will be performing together live at some point this Sunday.

Those reports seemed confirmed when Beyonce's set list for the show was leaked this week—more on that later.

And despite the Huffington Post's report to the contrary—in which Michelle Williams says the rumors of a reunion are untrue—there's too much evidence out there to bet against the whole group showing up.

As long as the reports are true—and the group is getting back together—this is definitely something to be excited about.

Before Beyonce was Beyonce, Destiny's Child ruled the airwaves. You'd be hard pressed to find someone growing up in the early 2000s who had never heard "Survivor" or "Bootylicious."

With a refreshingly youthful approach to this year's Super Bowl halftime show, the Destiny's Child reunion is definitely something to be excited for.


The Set List

If you're looking to be surprised this Sunday, skip down to the next section of this article. Due to a recent leak, Beyonce's set list has been released and spoilers are to follow.

Taking a look at the breakdown, the performance looks to be mostly Destiny's Child-heavy, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Beyonce will open things up herself with her 2003 hit single Crazy in Love. No surprise there.

Following that, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join her on stage to perform their top songs "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Survivor." They'll then end the set with their newest single "Nuclear."

If this truly is the final set list, it's a little disappointing to see "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" did not make the cut. But seeing how big of a hit that was, maybe they'll fit it in there somehow.

Nonetheless, there are some great songs on there. Everyone's gotta love the flashback to the early 2000s with the Destiny's Child songs.

All in all, it's a solid set list, and one to get excited about.


Plenty of Dancing

Beyonce has a stunning musical voice, but she's more than just a singer. She's also a very entertaining performer.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, get out from under your rock and watch the music video posted below:

That video put Beyonce's superior dance skills on the map, and made for one of the most entertaining music videos of the year.

While the entertainment value on the halftime show can sometimes be pretty low, Beyonce is sure to pull out more than just her amazing voice this Sunday.



OK, this may just be a pipe dream, but would anyone else be stoked to see Jay-Z show up at the halftime show?

The rapper is a huge figure in the sporting world—seeing that he has controlling interest in the Brooklyn Nets—and he's bound to be in attendance for the Super Bowl.

Then there's the fact that he's kind of married to Beyonce, so it's not like landing him for the halftime show would be a stretch.

And with "Crazy in Love" part of the leaked set list—a song he performs in—wouldn't it make all the sense in the world for him to perform at some point?

While all this is completely unconfirmed and speculative, there's plenty of reasons a performance by Jay-Z is in the realm of possibilities.