Beyoncé will follow Madonna’s star-studded Super Bowl set earlier this year with her own half time performance in 2013, and we’re hoping that she has plenty of tricks up her sleeves. Granted, we likely won’t find out anything about her plans until we get much closer to February, but we do have a wish-list prepared.
Things we’d like to see at Beyonce’s Super Bowl XLVI performance:
Destiny’s Child Reunion
Fans have been begging for this reunion for years, with rumors surfacing every so often that Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are actually planning to release new music or get back on the road together. While none of it has proven true just yet, what better place to get the band back together than on the Super Bowl stage? For all involved parties, it would be less labor-intensive than planning an all-out tour, plus, no fans would be able to complain about missing the nationally televised performance.
Solange Knowles Cameo
Solange is known for being free-spirited and having her own shine outside of her big sister’s superstar shadow, but with a new album on the way (led by first single “Losing You”), a Solange cameo doesn’t seem too farfetched. Not only will it give her a chance to let a wider audience known she plans to drop an album soon, but she’ll also get to show America that Bey isn’t the only family member who can break it down on the dance floor.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been coupled up for a decade now, and while they try to keep the joint performances to a minimum — it was rumored that she would perform at her husband’s Made in America festival last month but remained a spectator instead — how could Hov, as a sports fanatic, possibly miss a chance to perform with his wife at one of the most-watched events on TV? He recently brought her to the stage in Brooklyn, and they definitely have the resources to whip up a new track specifically tailored to the Super Bowl festivities.
Debut a New Song
Just a few months after her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, was born, Beyoncé was reportedly back in the studio working on her fifth album. Not even a snippet of new music has been revealed just yet, but with Beyoncé’s work ethic, we’re sure that by February, she’ll have at least a few tracks in the bag. Can we get a preview during halftime, Bey?
New Orleans Tribute With Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean worked with Beyoncé on her most recent album, 4, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they were teaming up once again for her latest project. Super Bowl XLVII will be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, a monumental event for the city that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Frank Ocean just so happens to be a native of New Orleans — he played his first solo show at the House of Blues in NOLA late last year — and it seems fitting that he should make a grand return to his hometown, after the successful release of his debut album, Channel Orange.