4. Lip-Synching? Don’t Even Think About
Let’s be clear. The only music artist that could ever dream of getting away with not singing live on the TV’s most watched stage is the late Michael Jackson. The Gloved One did just that during his memorable half-time show during Super Bowl XXVII. Highlights: MJ standing onstage in an immobile pose for nearly two minutes as 98,000 Rose Bowl faithful went ape-sh*t crazy. The decoy Michael Jacksons placed cleverly around the stadium. The heavily choreographed medley of Billie Jean," "Black or White" and "Jam." A chorus of 3000 children singing “We Are The World” backing up the King of Pop as the entire audience participated in the visual extravaganza.
Beyonce would have to reach such over-the-top heights if she were to decide to go the lip-synching route. Good thing Mrs. Carter is taking the traditional approach. “I will absolutely be singing live,” she said at the press conference. “I am well rehearsed and I will absolutely be singing live. This is what I was born to do. What I'm born for.” Smart move, B.