Super Bowl 2013 recap: Final score, Beyonce's halftime show, Alicia Keys' national anthem, commercials

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 3, 2013 

The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, which aired Feb. 3 on CBS. If missed the show, or simply want to relive the excitement, here are the top five things you need to know about the game.

The score: The final score was Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31. Here's a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the game.

First quarter score: Baltimore Ravens 7, San Francisco 49ers 3

Second quarter score: Baltimore Ravens 21, San Francisco 49ers 6

Third quarter score: Baltimore Ravens 28, San Francisco 49ers 23

Final score: Baltimore Ravens 34, San Francisco 49ers 31

The pre-game performances: Prior to the game, Jennifer Hudson sang "America the Beautiful" while accompanied by the Sandy Hook chorus.

Then, Alicia Keys performed the national anthem. Both performances seemed to garner very positive reviews online. Watch these clips and tell us what you think. Here's Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook chorus:

Here's Alicia Keys singing the national anthem:

Beyonce's halftime show: It included pyrotechnics, a short black getup and the highly anticipated Destiny's Child reunion.

Here's the set list (in order of performance): "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," "Baby Boy," "Bootylicious" with Destiny's Child, "Independent Women" with Destiny's Child, "Single Ladies" with Destiny's Child and "Halo" performed by just Beyonce.

The performance attracted mixed reviews online. I'm surprised by how many people on the Ledger's Facebook page said the performance wasn't family-friendly. Watch the video and tell me if you agree.

The power outage: After Beyonce's halftime performance, there was a power outage in the third quarter that delayed the game by just over 30 minutes. Awkward.

The commercials: There wasn't a commercial that jumped out at me as a total "wow" this year. But these clips seemed to attract significant chatter online.

Jeep's "Whole Again" commercial:

Ram Trucks "farmer" commercial:

Budweiser Clydesdales commercial:

Taco Bell commercial:

And finally, for the sake of controversy, this Volkswagen commercial:

Watch more commercials here.

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