UPDATE: Beyonc� pretty well confirmed her Super Bowl involvement with this Tumblr post. She’s wearing eye-black strips with “Feb.3” and “2013” — the date of the Super Bowl — written on them.
Original post below.
Beyonc� is set to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February, marking a big return to the stage for the Grammy-winning singer.
An official announcement from the NFL about the halftime entertainment for Super Bowl XLVII is expected Wednesday (Oct. 17), but a source tells the AP that the “Run the World (Girls)” singer has signed on for the show. It will be her second time performing at the Super Bowl; she sang the national anthem before the 2004 game.
Beyonc� is also working on a new album — the first since her daughter Blue Ivy was born in January — and will be by far the biggest stage among the handful of performances she’s done since giving birth. Performing in front of 60 million or so TV viewers would be a pretty great way to announce her return to music full-time.
She’ll be the second straight woman to headline the Super Bowl halftime show, following Madonna this year, and one of the youngest halftime headliners in the past decade. The Black Eyed Peas and Usher were featured at halftime in 2011, but the NFL has tended to book veteran mainstream rock acts ever since the Janet Jackson incident in 2004.
Super Bowl XLVII is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans. What do you think of Beyonc� as a halftime performer, and would you like to see a cameo by her husband Jay-Z?