For seven of the last eight Super Bowls, the halftime show performances seemed as if they belonged in the 80's (the Black Eyed Peas in 2011 being the exception). This year, the NFL decided to try to bring halftime back to this decade with the announcement of pop diva Beyonce as this year's Super Bowl entertainment.
For the past two years, there have been surprise appearances by other musicians as part of the show. Last year, Madonna was joined by Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, and LMFAO among others. In 2011, it was Usher and Slash joining the Black Eyed Peas. So, it begs the question: who will be joining Beyonce on stage this year? Here are some of my best guesses.
Destiny's Child Reunion
This would be a pretty big deal. Destiny's Child was one of the most successful music groups of all time, selling more than 60 million albums and winning multiple Grammy Awards, including one for their song "Say My Name" (video to the left). Since the group disbanded in 2006, Beyonce has rocketed to super stardom, while Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have found only mild success. I think this one has a real possibility of happening, and where would they find a bigger stage?
Would anyone be surprised if Jay-Z showed up on stage? I wouldn't. The two have been together since 2002, married since 2008, and they just had their first child earlier this year. They are perhaps the most powerful couple in the music industry and are seemingly always together. So why would it be surprising if they were on the stage at the Super Bowl together? And oh yeah, she just appeared on stage with him during his string of shows in Brooklyn at the new Barclays Center.
I would love to see Kanye get out there and cause a scene at the Super Bowl, which is probably the reason you won't see it, but it would still be pretty great. We already know that Kanye thinks Beyonce made one of the best music videos of all time (see video), and he's good friends with Jay-Z, so its not out of the realm of possibility.
If its not Destiny's Child, Jay-Z or Kanye West, who do you think will be joining Beyonce at halftime?