What Songs Will Beyonce Perform at the Halftime Show, and Will Jay-Z Join Her?

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIFebruary 2, 2013

Beyonce ready to entertain and maybe surprise the Super Bowl halftime fans.
Beyonce ready to entertain and maybe surprise the Super Bowl halftime fans.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

From the moment the NFL announced that Beyonce would perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVII, there has been buzz about what viewers can expect. This halftime show has garnered a great deal of buzz not only nationally, but internationally as well.

Like network analysts breaking down the game, entertainment sites all over the internet are speculating about what Beyonce will sing and whether she will have a surprise guest or two join her on stage.

So, after looking into as many of these rumors and guesses I could find, here is what I think we are likely to see on stage in New Orleans at halftime of Super Bowl XLVII.

All performers who get the chance to headline a Super Bowl halftime show know it is the single largest audience they will have played before. Another factor the artist must consider is that he or she is playing for an audience that contains a large number of people who have never seen the artist perform before. So, now may not be a good time to break out the new stuff.

With that in mind, viewers will see Beyonce perform at least three of her internationally known hits.

Look for Beyonce to go with her first big chart-topper, “Crazy in Love.” Fans will expect it, and she will likely deliver on that one.

Next up on the list will be “Baby Boy." Even non-Beyonce fans will recognize this hit from the pop star. There's no doubt she will also work “End of Time” into the set. With its big, brassy sound, it's a song made for New Orleans.

Now, for the big surprise ending, how about Beyonce being joined on the stage by her husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy? We already know Jay-Z, who is part owner of the Brooklyn Nets and is a huge sports fan, will be at the game. So, why not an appearance on the Super Bowl halftime stage with his superstar wife to end the show with a bit of an all-American family?

No matter the family moment, we can expect two things from the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. First, Beyonce will nail it. Second, there will likely be a number of Ravens and 49ers players watching at least the final part of the show from the tunnels at the Superdome.