Truthfully, we just wanted an excuse to post that awesome photo.
Beyonce has confirmed she will be the halftime entertainment at next year’s Super Bowl, which is good news, because Beyonce is a fun, exciting performer, and because Blue Ivy Carter is probably looking forward to a night alone for once.
Beyonce follows Madonna, who performed at this year’s Super Bowl and brought LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (remember the finger?) along with her. Before her it was the Black Eyed Peas, which we can barely remember, and which broke the streak of classic rockers (The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones) who populated the show in the cautious post-Janet years.
Post-Janet, the best Super Bowl Haltime Performance was turned in by Prince, who somehow ordered rain to pour while he was performing “Purple Rain,” a trick we have yet to see topped at the Super Bowl or anywhere else for that matter. Hey man, the guy’s got connections, and he used them at the right time on the biggest stage in the world.
Now the speculation about what Beyonce will perform can begin. “Countdown” with a hint of “Single Ladies” and a little “Crazy in Love” (with Jay-Z, of course) thrown in for good measure? A Destiny’s Child reunion, perhaps? It’s probably too much to ask for Ghostface to show up for the remix of “Irreplaceable,” right? We’ll know Feb. 3, 2013.