Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show


The bid to host the 2013 Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII, was a hotly contested competition between three runners:

• New Orleans (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
• Glendale, Arizona (University of Phoenix Stadium)
• Miami Gardens, (Sun Life Stadium)

The league announced that New Orleans would be the hosts of the 2013 Super Bowl following their Spring Ownership Meetings in Florida in 2009. New Orleans had a long established history of hosting the Super Bowl; in fact, the 2013 Super Bowl was the city’s 10th Super Bowl. It was also a momentous occasion for New Orleans because it marked the first major event to be held in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city in 2005.

The 2013 Super Bowl was played on February 3, 2013, between AFC champions the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL champions the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens secured a lead of 28-6 by the third quarter before a sudden power outage at the Superdome put play on hold for 34 minutes. When play resumed, the 49ers made a sudden comeback, scoring 17 third-quarter points to come back against the Ravens in a blaze of glory. In the closing moments of the game, sensing the title may be about to slip from their grasp, the Ravens took an intentional safety, leaving just four seconds on the clock.

Sadly, it was not to be for the San Francisco 49ers, who suffered their first defeat in Super Bowl history with a score of 31 versus the Raven’s 34.

Joe Flacco was the Baltimore Ravens was named the most valuable player.

Final Score: Baltimore Ravens 34 versus San Francisco 49ers 31
Date: February 3, 2013
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP: Joe Flacco, Quarterback
Favorite: 49ers by 4
Referee: Jerome Boger
Attendance: 71,024

Pre-game: Matchbox Twenty and OneRepublic
Anthem: Alicia Keys
Coin Toss: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, Curley Culp, Dave Robinson and Bill Parcells
Half Time: Beyonce, Destiny’s Child

Spectators at the event were treated to pre-match performances from Alicia Keys, who sang a contemporary version of the national anthem, and Jennifer Hudson, who led a chorus of singers from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The headlining act for the halftime entertainment was Beyonce, whose performance attracted the highest halftime viewing figures in the history of the Super Bowl. Destiny’s Child joined Beyonce center stage during the performance, but the much-anticipated appearance from Jay-Z didn’t materialize.

2013 Super Bowl Half-Time Set List

Run the World (Girls)
Love on Top
Crazy in Love
End of Time
Baby Boy
Ring the Alarm
Bootylicious (Destiny’s Child song with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)
Independent Women Part 1 (Destiny’s Child song with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)

New Orleans has a earned itself a reputation for being a city of partying and this certainly held true during the 2013 Super Bowl weekend. Celebrity hosts of the Laces and Leather party included the likes of Jamie Chung, Brooklyn Decker and Josh Henderson; Snoop Dogg and Anna Feris got hot under the collar at the Tabasco Original Hot Sauce Playmates party; Cirque USA aerial artists wowed the crowd at an open Belvedere bar; and Alec Baldwin hit the red carpet at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors held at Mahalia Jackson Theater.

But perhaps the hottest event in town that year was the DIRECTV’s Super Saturday party, which that was attended by John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Jay-Z.

Elsewhere, the Celebrity Beach Bowl was played between a host of famous names including Snoop Dogg, Erin Andrews, Jesse Williams, and Jenny McCarthy