Oct. 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM ET
Update, 5:30 p.m. ET: Super Bowl organizers confirmed the news that Beyonce will perform at the game's halftime show via Twitter.
Original article: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the photo Beyonce just posted on her Tumblr seems to say in a fraction of that allotment that yes, she is performing in the Super Bowl halftime show as widely speculated. Late Tuesday afternoon the singer posted a close-up photo of herself sporting eyeblack etched with the date Feb. 3, 2013 -- the same date as Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Earlier Tuesday, the The Associated Press, citing a source "familiar with Super Bowl XLVII," reported first that the Grammy winner would be the one taking the stage at the game's halftime show, and that the official announcement was expected to be made on Wednesday.
This wouldn't be Beyonce's first Super Bowl appearance; she sang the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 in her hometown of Houston.
Beyonce, 31, would be one of the younger entertainers to perform at the game's halftime show, however. The average age, counting 2012's halftime performer Madonna, is 54.8 years old.
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