Super Bowl XLVII: Grade Beyonce’s halftime show (with Destiny’s Child reunion)

Super Bowl XLVIIOver the course of the past week, there has only been one event that has come in with around the same sort of hype as Super Bowl XLVII: the halftime show featuring none other than Beyonce. She came into this performance feeling the heat over using a backing track during President Barack Obama’s inauguration … but did she come out of it a winner?

Well, from the beginning Beyonce showed that she was proving herself by singing live, and the first song in her set with the massive hit otherwise known as “Crazy in Love.” From there, she was then quick to transition into a number of other hits, including “Baby Boy” (without the assistance of Sean Paul, who would have likely stopped by for a visit.

Speaking of special guests, though, this performance marked the first reunion for Destiny’s Child in years, as Beyonce’s former girl group came back together long enough to perform snippets of some of their own greatest hits. The group is set to release an album of new material a little later this year.

Personally, the strangest part of the whole show was seeing Destiny’s Child trying to tackle an established Beyonce hit in “Single Ladies,” especially since the microphones for Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland were especially out of whack.

Sadly, this may be the defining memory of this Super Bowl performance to us: Beyonce is a fantastic singer, but the sound issues were a little bit distracting for most of the 15-minute set. It wasn’t until a stellar performance of “Halo” near the end that everything really started to sort itself out.

Overall, what grade would you give this halftime show? We want to hear some more of your thoughts with the poll below! If you want to watch some of the top commercials from the broadcast, you can do so over at the link here.

Photo: CBS / NFL

 

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