Super Bowl Halftime Show 2013: What Beyonce Must Do to Have a Great Performance

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 31:  Beyonce performs the National Anthem at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 31, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Performing the Super Bowl halftime show is an incredible honor, but the pressure is now on Beyonce to live up to expectations.

There are a number of ways to be memorable on the world's biggest stage. Last year, M.I.A. gave a middle finger to the camera, although that pales in comparison to Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction."

However, being good is usually better than being memorable. At halftime of Super Bowl XLVII, Beyonce has a chance to be great if she follows this advice.


Do Not Lip Sync

Beyonce created a bit of a stir after admitting that her performance at the Presidential Inauguration was not completely live.

According to CBS News, she decided to "sing along with a pre-recorded track" due to the fact that she did not get a sound check.

If she tries to do something like this at the Super Bowl, she will never hear the end of it.

There is no denying that Beyonce has incredible talent as a singer, but her previous appearance did create some controversy. People will now be even more critical than usual.

At the Super Bowl, there will be no excuse if the show is not 100 percent live.


Sing Old Classics

When performing big concerts, musical artists usually want to utilize the opportunity to promote new songs.

While it might help the singer, all it does is disappoint the fans.

Beyonce should omit songs from her upcoming album and instead treat the audience to old classics like "Single Ladies" and "Irreplaceable."

If "Crazy In Love" is left out of the set list, she might as well not step onto the stage.


Bring Friends

Thanks to US Weekly, we already know that Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join Beyonce in a Destiny's Child reunion. 

This will be the first public performance in over six years, and hearing some of the old hits will certainly bring back some good memories.

However, it would still be nice to see a couple of more appearances. Her husband, Jay-Z, would definitely create excitement if he played a few of his hits on stage. Maybe old friend Kanye West could perform one of his songs too.

Beyonce has a solid catalog, but it might not be enough to carry the entire halftime show. A few cameos from other stars would make it a performance to remember.