Beyonce to Take the Stage at Super Bowl Halftime Show in New Orleans

The Grammy winner Beyonce is reported to perform at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Next year’s show will see the diva taking the prestigious role, which this year saw Madonna watched by more than 114million viewers. Photo: Beyonce

A source which wished to remain anonymous has recently told reporters that Beyonce will perform at the halftime show on February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

And today the singer confirmed the rumors in her common manner – she took to Twitter posting a photo of her face with eyeblack featuring the words “Feb. 3 2013.”

According to The Daily Mail, the official announcement is expected on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old, who is famous for her hits such as Crazy in Love, Irreplaceable and Single Ladies, has won 16 Grammy Awards.

Beyonce sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII eight years ago in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

Last year, Madonna teamed up with M.I.A., Nicki Minaj and LMFAO for ‘the greatest show on earth, during the greatest show on Earth’, writes The Huffington Post.

And the pop-star didn’t disappoint, putting on an impressive performance during the halftime show of the NFL  Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

The 53-year-old, wearing Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Haute Couture, sang some of her hits including Vogue, Music, Party Rock Anthem/Sexy and I Know It, Give Me All Your Luvin’, and Like a Prayer.

The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in a thrilling rematch of the contest four years earlier.

Madonna’s performance was seen by the audience of 114 million people, a higher average than the game itself, which was seen by an estimated 111.3 million people, according to the Nielsen Co.

Project Runway judge Nina Garcia wrote on Twitter of Madonna’s role: “Madonna rocked it !! Loved her and the outfit was HOT. LOVED. My girl Nicki Minaj adorable.”

30 Rock star Alec Baldwin also heaped on the praise, writing, “Two quarters of SuperBowl and the strongest performer is Madonna…”

Paula Abdul wrote, “so happy for #Madonna ‘s triumphant #HalfTime show! :) @NICKIMINAJ & M.I.A. crushed it! @CeeLoGreen & @LMFAO added so much fun!”

Steve Martin wrote, “Congrats to Madonna for great spot, especially considering game has resumed during last three minutes.”

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria wrote, “Madonna is amazing!!! Love her always! What a performer! All my fav songs!”

However, there was a small disagreement between Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan. Osbourne took to Twitter to express her feelings after the pop-diva’s performance: “Madonna is back! She’s the queen. Just sensational!”

To that, Morgan responded: “Queen of what? Lip-synching?”

The performance featured plenty of dancing and stunts by Madonna, despite her very high heels. Rainn Wilson wrote, “I wonder how much Madonna can bench?”

Seth MacFarlane commented on LMFAO’s contribution to the performance, writing, “The way they rhymed “Madonna” with “you wanna” was terrific. Just tremendous. And a bunch of times! Which was also great. Music is great.”

Ryan Seacrest also praised the halftime show, writing, “Loved the madonna performance, i think she nailed it. Great job by @LMFAO, @NickiMinaj, @CeeloGreen too.”

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