The stage is set for a fabulous Super Bowl halftime show next Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans, where Houston's pop sweetheart, that would be Beyoncé, is preparing to show off her vocals alongside her Destiny's Child's singerettes, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The story thickens: A set list for the Feb. 3 spectacle has been "leaked" by Us Weekly. It includes chart-topping hits "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Survivor" and the newly released "Nuclear."
The intel has us guessing if this is an orchestrated publicity stunt to bring back love to Queen Bey, who earned harsh criticism for opting to lip-sync the National Anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration celebration on Monday, putting into question not her vocal skills — we all know she can belt out lovely vocal melodies — but her authenticity as a performing artist and her ability to deliver under pressure.
The intel has us guessing if this is an orchestrated publicity stunt to bring back love to Queen Bey.
Perhaps Beyoncé can't take the heat.
Let's look at the evidence.
Most of the chit chat around the sexy superstar is positive. We either want her or want to be her.
The launch of her new subscription-only lifestyle site, BeyHive Blog, attempted to shift conversation to what's on trend, what she's "reading, doing, loving, wearing, hearing." With this news, it appears as if her public relations team is trying to put further emphasis on the future and shoo away the past faux pas.
Will it work?
Most likely not. Avid fans will still want to know: Will Beyoncé sing live at the Super Bowl or will she succumb to stress or physical conditions and pull a Milli Vanilli bait-and-switch trick?
Surely that will be the talk of the town.