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Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:04 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Here's a spicy little football nugget for your Monday: Madonna will reportedly perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

That's according to our friend Andrew Sharp at SBNation, who dropped the bombshell about the material girl this morning. Perhaps more surprising than the fact that Madonna is performing is the fact that Madonna hasn't performed at the Super Bowl before.

Then again, there's been a move away from "risky" halftime acts ever since the, ahem, incident with Janet Jackson in 2004. For the past few years, in fact, the acts for halftime of the Super Bowl tended to lean more towards classic rock-type acts, like the Rolling Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, and Prince.

Last year, the Black Eyed Peas performed, but failed to bridge the gap between "corporate sponsors" and "younger people who watch the game" with a performance that was primarily panned.

Madonna, who's filed down her edginess since her days of causing parents to cringe at cassette purchases, might have a pretty good shot at doing that, given her widespread popularity and appeal to multiple generations of Super Bowl viewers. (Although, honestly, that wouldn't have been who I expected Jim Irsay to pick, given the nature of his tweets.)

The NFL declined to comment on Sharp's story, so there's no official confirmation yet, so for now we'll just remain ... borderline excited.

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Guns N' Roses - with or without the original band... with Axl on vocals doing Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine and Paradise City.  Those are 3 of the most played songs at NFL games.  That would be the best option for the NFL in my opinion.  Old enough to get us over 30 and 40 guys somewhat interested... and yet still relevant enough that young kids will have heard the songs at some point somewhere.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

Why is it that the NFL continues to pick entertainers who are past their prime to play halftime of the biggest media spectacle in the world?

They didn't get the Rolling Stones until 20 years past their best work. Bruce Springsteen until he'd largely stopped touring. Madonna hasn't really been significant as a singer for years. Can't see her doing "Like a Virgin."

They did get U2 and that will go down as perhaps their best halftime show. And last year's pick of the Black Eyed Peas was relevant.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

I wonder if she will try singing with her fake Brittish accent.  She is a joke, but I never watch the halftime show anyway, so what do I care. 



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

I just threw up in my mouth.Yell



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: October 3, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

More than half a hundred years old and looking well preserved.  It's ok with me that the tradition of antique acts at the Super Bowl continues.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

This would be great.  I've been in love with Madonna for about 20 years now!  



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 11:44 am
 

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime show?

She is still the Queen of pop and damn sexy too!  This would be sweet.


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