The time has finally come to see what Beyoncé has in store for her Super Bowl halftime show! The singer will headline today’s big event, leaving viewers with one big question: how will she “wow” us?
Since first learning of Bey’s performance, rumors have been swirling about what viewers can expect. First, it was reported that Destiny’s Child would reunite on the Superdome stage, but band member Michelle Williams recently denied those reports. Could she be fibbing?
And then there’s the highly-anticipated return of Justin Timberlake’s music career. On the heels of an announcement that he’ll perform at the Grammys and for DirecTV’s Super Saturday night, could JT be a surprise guest for this year’s show? We’ll soon find out!
While we wait to see what twists-and-turns will come of this year’s show, In Touch looks back at surprise guests of Super Bowl halftime show’s past:
1. Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige & Nelly: The 2001 Super Bowl halftime show was headlined by legendary bands, Aerosmith and N*SYNC. Each group performed two numbers that rocked the house and then closed the show together, where they belted out the Aerosmith hit “Walk this Way.” Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly surprised fans when they took the stage to help with the collaboration.
2. Sting: Country star Shania Twain opened the 2002 halftime show with her popular song, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” before No Doubt took th stage alongside her. During the last number of the night, “Message in a Bottle,” Sting surprised audiences by hopping on stage with by No Doubt’s lead singer, Gwen Stefani. The duo wowed the crowd!
3. Justin Timberlake: One of the most memorable halftime performances of all time was performed by the lovely Janet Jackson in 2004, who was joined by Kid Rock and P. Diddy. Janet, with surprise guest Justin Timberlake, closed the show with JT’s song “Rock Your Body,” where an infamous nip-slip made pop-culture wardrobe malfunction history.
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4. Usher and Slash: The Black Eyed Peas were the stars of the 2011 halftime show. They rocked Cowboys Stadium singing “Pump It,” “I Gotta a Feeling,” “Boom Boom Pow,” and “Where is the Love?” The crowd went wild when legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash, took the stage with Fergie to perform “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” But the surprise guests didn’t stop there! Later in the show, Usher and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am joined forces to perform their hit song, “OMG.”
5. LMFAO and Cee Lo Green: It was leaked in early Oct. 2011 that Madonna would headline the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show. Along with M.I.A and Nicki Minaj, who were featured on her “Give Me All Your Luvin’” track, Madonna was joined by LMFAO who helped her sing a mashup of “Music,” “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It.” The craziness continued with another surprise performer, Cee Lo Green, who joined Madonna for her two closing numbers!
The one thing we’ve learned from previous Super Bowl halftime shows? Expect the unexpected.
Will you be tuning in for Beyoncé’s halftime performance?