Taking the reigns from last year's star attraction Madonna, mega diva Beyonce will perform Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show on Sunday.
There's plenty of buzz leading up to the big event at the Superdome in New Orleans, including swirling rumors of a possible Destiny's Child reunion on the field and the singer's recent admission that she mouthed the words to a pre-recorded track of the national anthem during President Barack Obama's inauguration on Jan. 21. The lip-synching was roundly criticized, causing Beyonce to address the incident at her pre-Super Bowl interview by performing the song again -- live.
The native of nearby Houston, Texas, has given a peek at what her Super Bowl performance (for which she won't be paid) may look like with brief teasers posted to her YouTube page. The LA Times even theorized as to how her set list could go, including the possibility of a Destiny's Child medley. The all-female group fronted by Beyonce, known for hits like "Bootylicious" and "Bills, Bills, Bills," hasn't performed together since 2006. USA Today also chimed in with speculation about her performance minute-by-minute, leading up to a possible finale with her husband Jay-Z.
Of course, not everyone is psyched about Beyonce's halftime show. RadioBDC yawned at the pop star's impending performance and solicited ideas for better acts to take the stage, like the Black Keys.
What do you think? Are you excited for the halftime show? What do you think will happen and who would you like to see join the star onstage? Has her lip-synching admission changed your mind about Beyonce at all? Tell us in the comments.
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