By Anna Claire Dover
(photo credit Billboard.com)
There has been a lot of discrepancy with Beyonce lately, having to do with the lip-synching fiasco that happened at the inauguration. Let me just clear that up for everyone, when celebrities perform at events of such importance, they are sometimes required to lip-synch, therefore avoiding any technical difficulties. Don’t hate on my girl.
Last Sunday, Beyonce performed at one of the biggest events in the U.S., and one of, if not the most, viewed events in one day, ever. This is known as the Super Bowl. It was rumored that she asked to perform there, and paid up to sixty million dollars to do so. However, that is not true. Celebrities of that caliber are asked to perform at these events, not the other way around.
Beyonce’s incredible performance was one for the books, but also one that was very symbolic for not only Beyonce, but her loyal fans.
Beyonce opened up with her hit song “Love On Top,” which she sang when she revealed her first pregnancy. She then moved onto “Crazy in Love,” which was one of her first songs on her first single album. She then sang “End of Time” where she performed an unbelievable choreographed piece. After that, she sang “Baby Boy” where she also blew the crowd away with her graphically designed set; I sometimes can’t even handle one Beyonce, and she had 6 of them. AH-MAY-ZING. Her next song was with her girl group, Destiny’s Child, in singing “Bootylicious.” After that, they all sang “Independent Women (Part 1)” which brought the crowd back into the early 2000’s.
Next was one of the most famous songs in which Beyonce has ever written and/or performed. That song would be “Single Ladies.” She then ended her show with an unbelievable and personal performance of “Halo,” in which I honestly believed Beyonce had on a halo/was God-like during that performance.
When the performance was over, I wanted to cry, because Beyonce put on one of the best half-time shows I had ever seen.
Let’s just say, it was complete blow out, literally and figuratively (referring to the blackout in the stadium).
The last thing I want to touch on is, BRING IT ON, BLACK EYED PEAS