*It’s the final stretch of the Oprah show and wowing performances are making sure the talk show host goes out with a bang. Among appearances on Monday were Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Halle Berry, Diane Sawyer, Madonna, and Beyonce.
Speaking of the superstar artist, Beyonce really strut her stuff on stage wearing a tuxedo bodysuit and was surrounded by a procession of lady back-up dancers. And for course the song was perfect for the occasion, “Run the World (Girls).”
“Oprah, your persuasion can build a nation,” B said mid-song. “We love you, Oprah. Thank you,” she told the talk-show host at the end of the performance, giving a hug to Winfrey.
Her choreographer previously commented that it was an honor to perform on the Oprah show during her farewell week.
“It’s amazing. Me, myself, Beyoncé, people of color – we have so much respect for that woman. How can we say no to [Oprah]? She possesses something that God has given her, ’cause when I saw her onstage of all the people that were there, everyone’s in awe of her – Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Madonna – so we felt honored, privileged. That’s why Beyoncé pushed us so hard. She wanted to make sure that Oprah’s proud of what she did for her show. She did such an important number,” said Frank Gatson Jr. to MTV News. “In Oprah’s world, women rule the world, so how coincidental that Beyoncé’s song is called that?” He continued, “So it was just appropriate, perfection. I loved it. It was great to be there. The energy in that place was unbelievable.”