Beyonce sings, reunites Destiny's Child at Super Bowl half-time show

Sun Feb 3, 2013 10:40pm EST
 

By Eric Kelsey

(Reuters) - Singer Beyonce strutted and shimmied her way through football's Super Bowl half-time show and thrilled fans by reuniting with her former Destiny's Child bandmates on Sunday in New Orleans.

Beyonce, wearing a revealing black leather jacket and miniskirt combination, was surrounded by bursts of fire, smoke and silhouettes as she performed at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. More than 100 million television viewers were tuned in to the NFL championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.

The singer called out to the crowd several times during her first songs, "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time" and "Baby Boy," to emphasize that she was singing live.

On Thursday, Beyonce admitted she sang along with a pre-recorded track of the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration last month.

The lip-synching controversy threatened to derail the pop singer's crafted comeback after giving birth to her first child with rapper and husband Jay-Z in January 2012. Beyonce will also premiere her self-directed documentary, "Life is But a Dream," on HBO on February 16.

During Sunday's half-time show, the 31-year-old singer stomped and shook her hips and torso while video of Beyonce dancing was projected alongside her to give the appearance of a choreographed routine.

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Beyonce rolled through four songs before Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, from her former girl group Destiny's Child, ascended through trap doors in the stage to sing hits "Bootylicious" and "Independent Woman."   Continued...

 
Beyonce (C) and Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman