Beyonce is reuniting with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for the Super Bowl halftime show on February 3 in New Orleans. So will she perform live, or will she lip-sync?
One of the reasons proposed for why Beyonce used a pre-recorded track at the Presidential Inauguration is because she was too busy rehearsing for the Super Bowl to rehearse for Obama. (Sorry, POTUS, guess your ratings aren't high enough.) However, that doesn't necessarily mean she's going live for the game.
“It’s very difficult to sing and dance at the same time,” Mike Stevens, vocal chair at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, told ABC News. "So I would not be surprised if she lip-syncs.” The Black Eyed Peas sang live at the Super Bowl two years ago and got panned. Madonna lip-synched last year.
What is she planning to sing? An insider told Us Weekly that Bey will perform "Crazy in Love" during a solo set to kick off the halftime show. Then she'll be joined by Kelly and Michelle to sing a medley of their biggest hits including "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Survivor." They'll end with their new track "Nuclear." A source told Us that Bey — who has yet to speak out about the lip-synching issue — "can't wait to get on the Super Bowl stage and show everyone."
But to really show everyone, she'd have to sing live, while performing in what will probably be intricately choreographed dance numbers. It's not like people were bashing her National Anthem performance — it was great; some fans were just disappointed because they assumed it was live, not a track she'd recorded ahead of time.
Will you be watching the halftime show?
Sources: ABC News, Us Weekly