All eyes were on the University of Phoenix Stadium as the Super Bowl welcomed a new year. The New England Patriots got the best out of the game leaving the Seattle Seahawks grieving with the 28-24 score, but in the end we all won, well, by half-time we were all winning when Katy Perry stormed the stage riding a luxurious golden lion in one of the best and most extravagant Super Bowl shows in recent memory. She wasn’t alone in the celebration, Lenny Kravitz joined in for a rocked out rendition of “I Kissed a Girl” and Missy Elliott also had a surprise appearance performing her hit “Get Your Freak On”. Perry wasn’t the only singer that basked in the Super Bowl spotlight. Others included Idina Menzel and John Legend.
Two characters that almost stole the show were the delightfully uncoordinated sharks that served as backup dancers for the pop diva. In what can be described as a cross between a tropical luau and a teletubie episode, these two creatures became viral candy for social networks, don’t know why? Just watch.
With the entertaining, hassle-free show, Perry proved the NFL correct in her selection as halftime — one of the few things the NFL got right this year. Perry is the world’s most followed Twitter user (64.3 million and counting) and a popular, energetic female pop star who sings songs with catchy hooks. She’s someone in the prime of her career and adored by the NFL’s target demographic: young people. Katy Perry is what a Super Bowl halftime show should be. Rather than dragging out The Who or Tom Petty for a medley of songs that were on “Greatest Hits” albums before Katy Perry was born, get someone actually relevant today.
What did you think about the show? What was your favorite half-time Super Bowl performance and who do you think should be next in line?