Super Bowl 2013: Destiny’s Child Reunites for Halftime Show [Video]

This year’s Super Bowl was notable for an ‘unexpected’ reunion of Destiny’s Child.

Destiny’s Child’s Super Bowl performance was something of an open secret.

Even though Michelle Williams did not insist on the reunion herself, still there was just too much evidence to the contrary: Williams herself was not busy on Sunday, Beyoncé refused to deny a DC3 reunion was planned and the group released a single and album of old material on the preceding Tuesday.

So during the halftime show Beyoncé was joined by Williams and Kelly Rowland, but there was hardly any reason for shock – except, perhaps, that this very reunion wasn’t very long lasting.

The trio only performed “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman” together. The Beyonce’s song “Single Ladies” was also on the list.

With Rowland and Williams still on stage, the most famous dance for all the “Single Ladies” of the world began. At the end of the song, Beyoncé took center stage solo, dramatically pointing to her ring finger.

And unfortunately that was the end.  They did not perform their latest song “Nuclear,” that was produced by Pharrell Williams.

Sunday’s performance marked group’s first live show since 2006, when they performed at the NBA All-Star game.

The group split up in 2005 and each of the three members worked on solo projects, to painfully obvious varying levels of success.

But Beyoncé’s performance was really something.  One may call the Big Game’s finest moment.

In a dramatic pyrotechnic-filled entrance, flanked by two giant silhouettes of the singer’s face visible from above, she set a serious tone as she emerged onstage, singing lines from her R&B hit “Love on Top.”

The show featured plenty of fire, ice and smoke, with Beyoncé appearing on a rising platform.

Dressed in all black with a phalanx of female backup dancers and her all-female backing band, she danced and pulled yoga moves that would make Madonna jealous.

Then she went into her hit “Crazy In Love,” bringing some feminine spirit to the Superdome as she and her background dancers did the singer’s signature booty-shaking dance.

She also performed “End of Time” and “Baby Boy” before she was joined by Destiny’s Child band mates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

Rowland and Williams then left the stage, leaving Beyoncé to perform “Halo” solo.

And make no mistake, she was singing live. Nothing about this performance was lip-synced. She made sure of that by interacting with the audience.

She asked the crowd to put their hands toward her as she sang the slow groove on bended knee — and that’s when she the performance hit its high note, writes the Globe and Mail.

The Super Bowl musical sideshows turned into a smack down of female talent. Pre-game, Alicia Keys sang the national anthem live, accompanying herself on piano.

Jennifer Hudson sang the second half of America the Beautiful accompanied by the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus, in a spot as chilling as it was moving. Beyoncé got the last word with the half-time gig, says the Guardian.

As the Huff Post says, last year, Madonna headlined the show. She was joined by Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and LMFAO. The show was perhaps most notable for M.I.A.’s decision to give the middle finger to the camera, and the 114 million people who were watching at home.

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