Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The Baltimore Ravens may have won the Super Bowl but last night clearly belonged to the leading ladies of song: Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé!
All three musical divas did outstanding jobs with their respective performances before the sold-out-crowd at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Jennifer Hudson kicked the evening off with a gospel-inspired version of the classic song, America the Beautiful along with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus. Hudson looked AMAZING in a form fitting black and white ensemble along with her “Michelle Obama” bangs and messy chignon. Everyone wore light blue ribbons in remembrance of the 20 children and 6 six adults who were killed during last December’s shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Take a look at the emotional performance!
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Next up, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys. Perched behind a white baby grand piano, Keys looked stunningly gorgeous in a body hugging red Alia gown complete with gold necklace and slicked back hair. The “Girl on Fire” singer wowed the football players and fans with her jazzy rendition of our country’s National Anthem as only she could do!
She came. She performed. She conquered.
The one and only Beyoncé literally shut the place down with her 13-minute half-time extravaganza featuring her all-girl band, high-energy dancers and surprise performance with her Destiny’s Child mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Queen Bey opened the show with a video countdown sponsored by Pepsi. From there a legion of screaming fans rushed the field hoping to get up close and personal their idol as she stood in the middle of a massive, smokey stage dressed in a sexy black leather-and-laced leotard, knee-high black stockings and of course, her famous fly-away hair.
She started her set with a slowed down version of “Love on Top” and then sashayed her way into “Crazy In Love.” From there she jumped right into a cranked-up version of “End of Time” and then Dutty wined into a high-tech production of “Baby Boy.”
The highlight of the evening was her mini reunion with Kelly and Michelle for a quick medley of DC hits including “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women.” The ladies then took turns singing Bey’s#1 female empowerment anthem, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”
Beyoncé, who sang live during most of the show, ended her set with the crowd favorite “Halo.”
Check out the video below:
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