Beyoncé Super Bowl Halftime Show: Duets That Would Make Show Unforgettable

Mike Shiekman@TheRealShiekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2013

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As Beyoncé prepares to hit the halftime stage this Sunday at Super Bowl XLVII, rumors swirl about who will join her.

Many of Beyoncé’s top hits have come from duets or with her former group Destiny’s Child. It’s not farfetched to expect some cameos as the show goes on.

Plus, it’s customary for these halftime shows to have surprises guests, especially when dealing with a solo artist.

Which appearances would propel Beyoncé’s performance into the pantheon of Super Bowl acts?

Let’s shave down the lists of potential guests and raise the excitement for halftime. 

Jay-Z – “Crazy In Love”

Perhaps the most likely scenario of the three, Jigga has a CD-full of duets he and his wife have recorded over the years (most when they were dating).

The couple would bring down the house with a performance of “Crazy in Love”, the song that jumpstarted Beyoncé’s solo career.

Jay would come in with the opening bars, yet Beyoncé would still be the star, singing multiple verses and the chorus.

HOV hasn't been invited to do a Super Bowl performance just yet, but sharing the stage with his partner would be just as sweet.

Destiny’s Child Reunion

While it sounds like a long shot in theory, getting the all-word R&B group together would send shockwaves through the world and the Twitterverse.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joining Beyoncé on stage would take the performance to another level of classic YouTube material.

Perez Hilton has indicated that the group will reunite for the Super Bowl performance, but no official release has come out just yet:

Destiny's Child WILL Perform At Super Bowl, Says Cheerleader Who Spills The Beans!!

— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 2, 2013

Using the largest TV audience of the year to have a reunion would be a smart use of a Super Bowl performance and vault Beyoncé’s act as one of the greats.


Shakira- “Beautiful Liar”

Shakira’s presence alone would create a firestorm throughout North America, but throw in a duet with Beyoncé and that would be one of the most powerful female duo’s in Super Bowl history.

The pairing would signify the cultural extension of Super Bowl performances, with a African-American woman and Latina woman gracing America’s biggest stage together.

They would likely perform their hit “Beautiful Liar” and perhaps do a dance-off if Beyoncé is up to challenge an all-timer like Shakira.


Mike Shiekman is a Breaking News Writer for Bleacher Report.