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Beyonce Fans Invited to Hit the Field During Her Super Bowl Halftime Show

PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)(NEW YORK) -- Even if you're watching Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show from home this February, there's still a way for you to participate in the performance as it happens in New Orleans.  Starting Saturday, fans are invited to go online and submit photos of themselves striking specific poses, including head bopping, feet tapping and hips shaking.  The snapshots could end up in a special on-air introduction that will play as Beyonce takes the stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

If you upload your photos to the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show website by Jan. 11, you'll be entered into a drawing for the chance to be one of 50 fans who'll step onto the field during Beyonce's performance Feb. 3.  The lucky fans who are selected will also be invited to bring a friend to New Orleans, participate in dress rehearsals for the big show and join the on-field dance team.

Beyonce and Pepsi will also select an additional 50 fans from the New Orleans area.  Those folks and their guests will also get an on-field experience at the halftime show.

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Beyonce to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime YORK) -- After hours of speculation, the NFL and CBS have now made it official: Beyonce will indeed be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.

Beyonce pretty much confirmed the initial reports that she had taken the gig when she posted a football-inspired photo on her website Tuesday afternoon called "Countdown to Touchdown."  The photo showed Beyonce wearing two strips of eye black -- the stuff that football players smudge on their cheekbones to cut down on the glare from overhead stadium lights. "Feb 3" is spelled out across one strip, with "2013" spelled out across the other.

It's not Beyonce's first Super Bowl appearance.  In 2004, she performed the national anthem in her Houston hometown prior to the New England Patriots-Carolina Panthers contest.

Madonna was the halftime performer at this year's Super Bowl.

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Source: M.I.A.'s Bird Flip at the Super Bowl Caused by 'Adrenaline'

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Both the NBC and the NFL have apologized for the fact that British rapper M.I.A. flipped the bird during Madonna's performance during half time on Super Bowl Sunday.  M.I.A.'s spokesperson was unreachable for comment, but a source close to the artist tells ABC News Radio that the artist simply got caught up in the moment.

According to the source, M.I.A.'s middle finger stunt was simply the result of  “adrenaline and nerves”: she got “caught up in the moment,” said the source, and her actions “weren’t an attempt to make any kind of statement.”

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Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council has issued a statement condemning M.I.A.'s actions, saying "It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer... The mechanism NBC had in place to catch this type of material completely failed, and the network cannot say it was caught off guard. It has been eight years since the Janet Jackson striptease, and both NBC and the NFL knew full well what might happen. They chose a lineup full of performers who have based their careers on shock, profanity and titillation."

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NFL, NBC Apologize for M.I.A.'s Middle Finger at Halftime Show

Rob Carr/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- There were no wardrobe malfunctions during Madonna's halftime show at Super Bowl 46 Sunday, but the NFL and a television network did apologize for a middle finger.

Madonna was joined by singer M.I.A. for a performance of Madge's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'," when M.I.A. flipped her middle finger during her rap, which was just caught on camera as NBC tried to blur it.

According to Entertainment Weekly, an apology was issued immediately from NBC Sports, saying, "We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime, it was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late." NBC also noted that the league and not the peacock network, was in charge of the halftime show.

The NFL issued a statement throwing some blame at NBC: "There was a failure in NBC's delay system.  The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans."

Madonna's halftime show began with the 53-year-old queen of pop being pulled into Lucas Oil Stadium by dozens of muscled soldiers as the unmistakable opening beats of “Vogue” kicked in.  Madonna was perched on a throne, dressed in a gold robe which she soon threw off to reveal an outfit befitting a Roman or Greek goddess, featuring a black skin tight top and gold skirt, complete with thigh-high black boots and head piece.

As "Vogue" ended, the tune “Music” eased in.  This part of the set featured acrobatic breakdancers and Madonna proved her athleticism, turning cartwheels and performing headstands next to a performer perched on a wire.  She was joined by LMFAO as their hits "Party Rock Anthem" and “Sexy and I Know It” were mashed-up with "Music."

That was followed by her new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,’” complete with football cheerleaders and guests M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj, who swept in to deliver their respective parts on the song. Billboard reports M.I.A. flipped the bird while saying the lyrics, "I'mma say this once, yeah, I don't give a s**t."

A marching band led by Cee Lo Green dressed as the band leader then appeared as snippets of “Express Yourself” and “Open Your Heart” were thrown into the mix, with Cee Lo sharing the vocals.

For the final song, the stage grew dark as strains of “Like a Prayer” began. With a quick-change, Madonna and Cee Lo appeared in black sequin floor-length robes, supported by a choir of backup singers and twinkling flashlights in the stands.  As the performance reached a climax, Madonna suddenly dropped down a hatch surrounded by white smoke as the words “World Peace” were projected onto the field.

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Report: Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Set List Revealed

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Madonna certainly knows what songs she’ll be performing at the halftime show during this Sunday’s Super Bowl, and now, according to a report citing a blurb in the new NFL Magazine, we all have a hint.

It appears her set list will include “Gimmie All Your Luvin,” “Ray of Light” and "Vogue.”

The report quotes NFL Magazine as stating, “Though Madonna’s set list was not officially announced at press time, fans might expect her to give all her luvvin’, provide a ray of light and be in vogue with her music.  The Super Bowl is almost a national holiday, after all.”

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Report: Madonna’s Halftime Show May Include 'Vogue,' Nicki Minaj

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- What songs will Madonna be performing this Sunday during the halftime show at the Super Bowl? has a hunch one tune will be “Vogue.”

The website has obtained several behind-the-scenes photos of Madonna’s stage at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and the word “Vogue” is clearly seen lit up on floor panels.

TMZ reports Nicki Minaj is rumored to be part of the show as well.

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Madonna Confirmed as Halftime Act of 2012 Super Bowl

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The NFL confirmed Sunday night what had been rumored for two months: Madonna will headline the halftime show of the 2012 Super Bowl.

She will take the stage to perform at the halftime of Super Bowl 46 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.  Madonna will work with Cirque du Soleil on a concept for the gig.

The announcement was made during Sunday night's broadcast of the New Orleans Saints-Detroit Lions game on NBC.  NBC will air the 2012 Super Bowl.

This will be Madonna's first time performing at the Super Bowl.  She was scheduled to sing her cover of "American Pie" at the 2000 Super Bowl, but she cancelled the appearance due to a conflict in her recording schedule.

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Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Deliver Super Bowl Halftime Show

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Black Eyed Peas delivered a Super Bowl halftime performance at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas Sunday, marking the first time a pop act took to the stage since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's now infamous 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” performance.

The Black Eyed Peas opened their 12-minute set by being lowered from the rafters on individual pedestals attached to cables and launching into a medley of their hits, beginning with “I Gotta Feeling.”  The group was surrounded by clusters of dancers in white bodysuits as they performed.

The Peas then segued into “Boom Boom Pow” as dancers around them on the field appeared, decked out in neon LED outfits apparently borrowed from the set of Tron: Legacy.  The dancers formed various designs, including large arrows.

The set continued with former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash rising through the stage floor on a platform and accompanying Fergie in a rendition of his former band’s hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”  The Prairie View A&M Marching Band then added some horns for the Peas’ tune "Pump It.”  That was followed by the hip hop group’s fifth song of the set, “Let’s Get It Started.”

Usher was then lowered onto the stage by a chain.  He danced a choreographed routine with several dancers, and then was joined by to perform his hit “OMG.”

The stage then spelled out the word “LOVE” as the Peas performed “Where Is the love?”  The dancers surrounding the stage were bathed in red light and a large number of them formed a large heart.  Will adjusted the lyrics on the 2003 hit with lines like, “Obama, let’s get these educated.”

The Peas then performed their single “The Time (Dirty Bit)” with several backup dancers wearing cubes on their heads.  The group ended the halftime set the same way they started it, with “I Gotta Feeling.”

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Christina Aguilera to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto | RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- The NFL hasn't announced it yet, but sources tell ABC News Radio that Christina Aguilera will perform the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl, which will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6.  It's already been announced that the Black Eyed Peas are playing the halftime show.

Christina last performed at the Super Bowl back in 2000, as part of a Disney-themed halftime show that also featured Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins and Toni Braxton. Last year's Super Bowl anthem singer was Carrie Underwood.

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