Beyoncé has bounced back from her recent lip-syncing controversy with a fierce halftime performance at the Super Bowl.
The pop superstar hit the stage at the Superdome in New Orleans with a medley of her most popular hits - and was even joined by her former Destiny's Child band mates, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, for a few songs.
The audience went wild as the star cavorted around the stage in a cropped leather biker jacket and leather and lace bodysuit.
"Flawless and ferociously fierce is the best way to describe Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance," celebrity blogger Perez Hilton tweeted.
Actress Vivica A Fox wrote on Twitter that Beyoncé was "the baddest chick on da planet 4sho!"
Some fans claimed on Twitter the singer had silenced her critics with the electric performance, just weeks after she was slammed for lip-syncing the national anthem at the US President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony.
The Super Bowl stadium plunged into darkness moments after Beyoncé's act, prompting jokes on Twitter that she had caused the power outage.
"Beyonce was just so fierce electricity stopped," Twitter-user JustAGirl wrote.
The blackout brought the game to a temporary halt midway through the third quarter as Baltimore led San Francisco 28-6.
The power problem blanked out half the lights in the stadium and left players on the pitch baffled, as officials sought to solve the issue.
Some lights came back on within 10 minutes, but play did not resume until more than half an hour after the outage.
Source: Super Bowl, Twitter
Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Mark Worley