People will have another reason to tune in to Super Bowl XLVII as the event has tapped Beyonce Knowles to headline its halftime show. "Beyonce will perform @pepsi #SB47 Halftime Show in New Orleans. Feb. 3 2013 on @cbs," the NFL tweets hours after The Associated Press broke the news.
The former Destiny's Child member herself has confirmed her gig at the annual sports event by posting a picture of her wearing eye black, which football players usually sport to reduce glare when playing in sun or stadium light. The date of the show is written on the two panels.
This year's Super Bowl, which was held on February 5, had Madonna as one of the musical performers. She was joined by M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj on stage. The telecast drew an average of 111.3 million viewers, breaking the game's own record as the most watched U.S. TV program in history.
Before taking part in Super Bowl XLVII, Beyonce will likely make appearance in the season 9 finale of British "The X Factor". A source told The Mirror that Simon Cowell was so confident contestant Ella Henderson would be in the final three. Thus, he wanted the singing hopeful to perform a duet with Queen Bey.
"Ella is the one most likely to sing with her because hearing their voices together would be just amazing," the source dished on the alleged plans. "The show is still in its early stages, but Simon hasn't wasted any time in trying to line up acts for the final."