|Beyonce Electrifies Super Bowl Audience|
|Jennifer Abbey||Feb 3, 2013, 9:13 PM|
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Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime performance blew the lights out at the Superdome.
The 31-year-old singer, dressed in a short leather Rubin Singer dress and gloves, kicked off her halftime show with her single "Love On Top" before launching into a medley of some of her biggest hits. Beyonce, along with 135 dancers and an impressive display of pyrotechnics and lights, performed hits "Crazy in Love," "Baby Boi" and "Till the End of Time," all of which she sang live despite her endless dancing.
The biggest surprise of her performance was an appearance by her former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. As the opening lines of their hit "Bootylicious" began to play, Rowland and Williams launched onto the stage. Together, the women sang "Independent Woman Part I" as well as Beyonce's smash hit "Single Ladies."
Williams had tried to deny reports that the group, who recently released a new album, would be reunited for the halftime show.
"I wish that I could say it's possible," she told Good Morning America last month. "I wish that I could say and I know that you all showed some 'Fela!' rehearsals, so that's what I've been doing and what I've been focusing on."
Beyonce ended her performance with a show-stopping rendition of her ballad, "Halo."
"Everybody put your hands toward me. I want to feel your energy," she said. Two thousand screaming fans joined the singer on the field during the show.
Shortly after the game (yes, there was a football game going on) returned, half the lights in the stadium went out, pausing play.
Hollywood couldn't hold back their love for Queen Bey's show.
"The force and power that is Beyonce just shut the Super Bowl down ha! Too funny!" Kelly Clarkson tweeted.
"The MVP of the Super Bowl rhymes w fiancé…..," Alec Baldwin tweeted.
"OMG Beyonce killed it!!! And when Destiny's Child came out…that made my life! # Bootylicious," Kim Kardashian said.
At a press conference for the Super Bowl on Friday, the 31-year-old singer guaranteed that she would be singing live at the Super Bowl.
"I will absolutely be singing live. I am well rehearsed and I will absolutely be singing live," Beyonce said. "This is what I was born to do. What I'm born for."