Boomer Esiason Says Beyonce Blew Superdome Electricity in Rehearsals

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 4, 2013

Jan 29, 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former quarterback Boomer Esiason at the CBS sports Super Bowl XLVII press conference at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

During the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Beyonce showed that her voice is loud enough to rock a stadium filled with over 70,000 screaming fans. According to CBS analyst Boomer Esiason, her voice is also apparently powerful enough to cause stadium power outages.  

"Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week” Esiason said Monday morning on his Boomer & Carton radio show (via CBS New York).

Per the report, the former NFL quarterback also claimed that he and fellow radio announcer Kevin Harlan heard a buzzing in the booth after Beyonce's halftime show. Apparently, he didn't say anything during the telecast because, as a broadcaster, "you’ve got to be careful about what you’re saying."

Right now, it's hard to say whether or not the pop star had something to do with the power outage. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the halftime show had nothing to do with it, and a "Superdome power company official" said that the show was run completely by generated power.

It's fitting that the Super Bowl halftime show has come into controversy once again, given its previous history. That said, this situation pales in comparison to Janet Jackson's Super Bowl XXXVIII "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004.

While it could cause some negative publicity for Beyonce if she did indeed blow out the Superdome's power, it certainly says something about her compelling performance. 

Her set was nothing short of electric, adding even more excitement to a game that featured plenty of theatrics.


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