Even with the pressure of as many as 100 million people watching on, Beyonce proved there's nothing fake about her credibility as she brought her A game to the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
She thrilled with an action-packed medley of her many hits, both solo and as part of Destiny's Child, during the halftime show.
She emerged onstage in all black, singing lines from one of her most recent hits 'Love on Top'. And then went into her dancefloor favourite 'Crazy In Love', bringing some feminine spirit to the Superdome as she and her backing dancers did the singer's signature booty-shaking dance.
Beyonce ripped off part of her shirt and skirt as fire, strobes and holograms of Beyoncé's image lit up the stadium.
After belting out 'End of Time', and Sean Paul collaboration 'Baby Boy' she was joined by Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. The trio, dressed in black leather, started with 'Bootylicious' and worked through 'Independent Woman' before collaborating on Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies'.
Her confidence - and voice - grew as she worked the stage with and without her Destiny's Child band mates during her 13-minute set, which comes days after she admitted she sang to a pre-recorded track at President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Beyonce proved that not only can she sing, but that she can also entertain on a stage as big as the Super Bowl's.
Beyonce was best when she finished her set with 'Halo'. She asked the crowd to put their hands toward her as she sang the slow groove on bended knee.
The superstar's New Orleans performance was just the beginning of her live show extravaganzas this year. After her halftime concert, Beyonce announced that she will embark on a nearly four month transatlantic tour that will kick off in Serbia on April 15.
After two almost months in Europe - with dates in London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and nearly every other major city - she will kick off a two month trek across the United States.
Before the game, Alicia Keys performed a loungey, piano-tinged version of the national anthem that her publicist assured was live. The Grammy-winning singer played the piano as she sang 'The Star Spangled Banner' in a long red dress with her eyes shut.
She followed Jennifer Hudson, who sang 'America the Beautiful' with the 26-member Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus. It was an emotional performance that had some players on the sideline on the verge of tears.