By Jacob Wittich
SASHA FIERCE BREATHES FIRE! Snatching weaves from all other pop stars, Beyoncé burned smokin’ hot during a Super Bowl half time performance covering the greatest hits of her career.
Beyoncé strutted on stage with her most fierce catwalk as 20-yard facial silhouettes ignited on either side of the stage. Clad in a black one-piece leather leotard and heels that left very little to the imagination, the diva posed on a platform lifting her high in the air as another silhouette of the Queen Bey ignited behind her.
The famous diva then strutted her way through a medley of her career’s most defining hits, including Love on Top, Crazy in Love,” End of Time” and Baby Baby. Joined by a swarm of dancers, Bey belted out flawless (and actually live) vocals over her intense choreography. Her performance in a word? Fierce.
Midway through the mini concert, Beyoncé was joined by former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child who proved their point –- we really WEREN’T ready for this jelly. The trio continued to work their way through “Bootylicious and Independent Woman before hip-thrusting their way through the smash hit, Single Ladies.
Beyoncé and Kelly performed the iconic “Single Ladies” choreography without missing a beat, while Michelle did her “own little thing,” trying her best to keep up with the other divas, but failing to deliver with the same level of fierceness. She sure looked pretty though trying.
Bey then waved Kelly and Michelle goodbye before taking the heat down a note with a powerful performance of Halo in which she captured hearts with every smile she gave and note hit.
In short, Beyoncé dazzled through her 12-minute performance, graciously thanking the audience before leaving the stage. Prior to the show, Bey told the press that she recognized how great of an opportunity her Super Bowl halftime show was to her.
“I’m trying to learn to live every moment, because these moments are not promised to us,” she said. “I’ve had a 16-year career, and all of the things that I’ve done have prepared me for this. I’m ready.”
Jacob Wittich is pop music fanatic majoring in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.
Elizabeth C. contributed to this post.