The whole thing was pretty ***Flawless, to be honest.
Saturday night's On The Run tour special on HBO had something for everyone. In the two-and-a-half-hour show, Beyonce and Jay Z powered through seemingly all of their hits -- from "Big Pimpin" to "Single Ladies" -- and left no doubt about their respective talents both separately and together.
While the HBO special unfortunately didn't show any behind-the-scenes footage (no pregnancy announcement, no backstage Blue Ivy sightings), the concert had plenty of cool moments from the stage. The most well-executed may have been the random slow-motion footage, which highlighted crazy Bey dance moves and thrilled audience reaction shots.
There were so many musical high points -- in fact, based on the way the show was set up, it seemed to be one huge high point as the two switched off at the mic to perform a majority of their numbers medley-style. From a high energy "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" to "Why Don't You Love Me?" the HBO special allowed fans to see them up close and at their best.
While it wasn't a shock to those following along online, the only special guest that joined the pair was a previously-reported Nicki Minaj, who showed up to perform the "Flawless" remix with a thrilled-looking Queen Bey. Another buzzy moment included Beyonce's much-discussed version of "Resentment" -- throughout the summer it was noted as a particularly emotional moment for her, but last night, she seemed to be having fun with it, smiling at the end and jokingly dusting her shoulders off.
Perhaps the best moment -- and the one that got audiences most excited -- was the last 10 minutes of the show, when Beyonce (wearing an American flag dress!) and Jay Z came onstage together and sang "On The Run (Part 2)," "Young Forever" and "Halo," while adorable Carter family home movies played behind the pair. It's highly possible that Jay Z and Blue Ivy doing "push-ups" together is the leading contender for Cutest Moment On TV This Year. After mutual "I love yous" from the exuberant duo, the show was over -- but the discussion was just beginning.