Super Bowl XLVII: Beyonce set for halftime show on CBS

The Super Bowl is going to be on CBS this year, and it already looks as though the show has booked its halftime entertainer. The great news? It’s someone that pretty much everyone around the world already is familiar with.

An announcement on the subject seems to be somewhat imminent according to the Associated Press, and it does look as though pop and R&B superstar Beyonce will be headlining this year’s show. Beyonce follows up a rather controversial show from Madonna, where one of her featured performers in M.I.A. decided to get a little attention for herself by shooting off the bird about midway through her performance.

Beyonce is ultimately a pretty safe choice for the network, and she appeals to all audiences: she’s still young enough to appeal to the pop-culture crowd, but also established enough that fans of music are going to appreciate the sort of back catalogue that she has to choose from for the performance. We would be stunned if “Crazy in Love” or “Singe Ladies” is not a part of her set, which she could also use as an opportunity to show off some new music.

The big game this year is set to be broadcast from New Orleans, and from a TV perspective what we are interested in seeing is just what the network is going to choose to place in the post-Super Bowl spot. This allowed “The Voice” to rise to a whole new level last year, and our personal pick at the moment is their new show “Elementary”: it’s mainstream enough for large audiences to check it out, and they are better suited putting on a new show than something like “CSI” or “Survivor,” who are getting a little long in the tooth.

What do you think about Beyonce being on the show this year?

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