Pop star Beyoncé Knowles put on a sensational show during the half-time performance at Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII. The 31-year-old diva literally set the stage on fire and she was joined by former band members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child). Fortunately, there were no traces of the lip-synching that created an embarrassing controversy during US president Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony.
Beyoncé sang some of her greatest hits, including Love on Top, Crazy in Love, End of Time and Baby Boy. The Destiny's Child trio performed Bootylicious, Independent Woman and a special version of Beyonce's Single Ladies. Beyonce concluded the electrifying show singing Halo.
CBS Sports reported the half-time show was one of the most talked about events of Super Bowl Sunday, with an average of 270,000 tweets per minute during Destiny's Child's reunion.
Earlier performances included those by Alicia Keys (who sang the national anthem) and Jennifer Hudson, who sang America the Beautiful with the 26-member chorus of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The I Was Here singer later congratulated fellow performers, posting: "What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!! Kelly, Michelle, Alicia, Jhud. You are all beautiful, talented and showed so much class! It was an honour to perform at the Super Bowl with you phenomenal ladies. Love Beyonce."
Meanwhile, other celebrities wrote in as well...
Michelle Obama: "Watching the #SuperBowl with family & friends. @Beyonce was phenomenal! I am so proud of her! -mo."
Demi Lovato: "Y'all can keep watching the game but I think it's safe to say Beyonce just won the Super Bowl."