According to SBNation.com, Madonna will perform during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5. The site lists the acts from the past 10 years:
2002 – U2
2003 – Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2004 – Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake
2005 – Paul McCartney
2006 – The Rolling Stones
2007 – Prince
2008 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2010 – The Who
2011 – The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash
So, in the past decade, there has been at least one artist performing during Halftime that had released at least one album during the ’80s.
This isn’t the first time Madonna’s been approached about performing at the Super Bowl. In 1998, it was heavily rumored that Madonna would perform at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, only to have the plans fall apart before a deal could be reached. Likewise, Madonna was reportedly to headline the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, two years later, but backed out at the last minute.
So, is this a good idea? Does being a mother now make her more responsible? Or will she continue to be controversial, and have a freaky scary “wardrobe malfunction”? The world may soon find out.
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