Super Bowl XLVII: The highlights
Record-breaking plays, a blackout and a performance by Beyonce were just a few highlights from America's biggest sporting event.PT3M24S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2dubr 620 349 February 4, 2013
Don't blame Beyonce for blowing the lights out at the Super Bowl.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the halftime show was not the cause of the power outage that darkened the Superdome for half an hour during the broadcast.
"There's no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show. Absolutely not. I know that's been out there that this halftime show had something to do with it. That is not the case," Goodell said.
Beyonce bowl: Halftime concert live and kicking
Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles, centre, and Michelle Williams perform during the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show. Photo: Getty
Beyonce was the halftime performer at Sunday night's game and used plenty of power to light up the stage. Some had joked that her electrifying performance was to blame for the outage.
But the halftime show was running on its own generator, said Goodell and Doug Thornton, a vice president of SMG, the company that manages the Superdome.
"It was not on our power grid at all," Thornton said, adding that the metered power consumption went down during halftime because the house lights were down.
Beyonce's 13-minute set included hits Crazy in Love, Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and a Destiny's Child reunion.
The energetic performance was sung live days after she admitted she sang to a pre-recorded track at President Barack Obama's inauguration. And it won applause from critics who called it a major improvement over Madonna, who sang to a backing track last year, and the Black Eyed Peas' much-criticised halftime show in 2011.
Afterward, Beyonce announced The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will kick off April 15 in Belgrade, Serbia. A second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia later this year.