Beyoncé Overpowers Crowd

Dianna Albanese, Viewpoints Editor

Whether you were reliving the Baltimore Ravens dominating Super Bowl XLVII or trying to forget the infamous commercial, there was one thing everyone was talking about on Monday morning after the big game: the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, hosted by the queen herself, Beyoncé.
Beginning the show with her hit singles, “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time,” and “Baby Boy,” Beyoncé stole the Superdome’s heart with her phenomenal voice and talented moves. Joining her on stage for “Bootylicious”, “Independent Woman,” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” were Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, recreating the trio better known as Destiny’s Child. Finally, she finished off the halftime show with an incredible performance of “Halo.”
Beyoncé’s 14 minutes in the spotlight drew an estimated 104 million views, beating Bruce Springsteen’s 95.7 million views in 2009 and coming close to Madonna’s 112.5 million views at last year’s halftime show. She stole the show (and the lights at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome). Critics say she will go down as one of the greatest performers in Super Bowl history.