Beyonce, Super Bowl Halftime Performance: Singer Opens Up About What to Expect, Plus Is a World Tour Planned? (VIDEO)
In a little over 24 hours, Beyonce will be gearing up to take the Superdome stage in New Orleans during the Super Bowl halftime show — something she says she’s practiced and rehearsed for months now.
“This is the highlight of a career,” Beyonce tells “Super Bowl Live.” “I just can’t imagine how I’m gonna feel when I’m really there, and it’s live, and it’s all of those people in the Superdome.”
B was tight-lipped when asked for details of the performance, including how many outfit changes she was planning and if anyone was joining her on stage (it’s been reported that her former members from Destiny Child would be singing with her on stage, but Michelle Williams has denied that).
“We have to keep certain things a mystery,” Beyonce smiles. “It’s entertainment.”
The singer did, however, open up about previous half-time performances that inspired her.
“There are many, but when I decided to do this, I went back and researched every performance I could find on the Internet, so I’ve seen all of them over and over again,” she shares. “And my favorite was probably Prince. Of course, I loved Madonna’s, I studied Michael’s [Jackson], all of my heroes, they were all great. It’s an energy and having that connection with that many people that are people here to have a good time, and to celebrate life.”
B says watching past performers helped her to remember what the show was all about.
“The best thing is having fun and engaging the audience,” she explains. “Just want to keep it loose, and I don’t want to perform by myself, I want everyone involved with me … I want to give all the fans all the songs they love, but it’s only 12 minutes long.”
Performing in the Super Dome will be different from how her family usually celebrates the Super Bowl, Beyonce reveals.
“Usually we have all of our friends and we have our drinks,” she shares. “Sometimes the women and the men end up separating. We get excited, but the exciting part for me is the halftime show, and I’m happy to be the entertainment for it.”
What else makes her happy these days?
“Right now, my family, my husband is incredible, he’s so supportive,” B says of hubby Jay-Z.
Speaking of their daughter Blue Ivy, she says, “When I wake up in the morning, the best thing in the world is seeing her face. She’s starting to talk. It’s just such a beautiful time in my life to have a child and every day see something new and see her learn something new. I love it.”
Her performance tomorrow night might not be the biggest thing planned for the singer either. During a Super Bowl press conference on Jan. 31, she said regarding touring plans, “I may have an announcement after the [Super Bowl] performance. Fans should just stay tuned to see.”
While fans wait for the official announcement, Live Nation’s UK site seemed to leak a promotional poster for Beyonce’s unconfirmed world tour, titled “The Mrs. Carter Show” (an ode to husband Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter). We’ll see if that’s confirmed for sure tomorrow.
For now, take a look at Beyonce’s “Super Bowl Live” interview below.
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