In a move sure to NOT excite football fans, the Material Girl herself Madonna has scored the gig of this year’s halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI.
The NFL and NBC made the official announcement during last night’s broadcast of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. The AP reports that she’ll be collaborating with a team from Cirque du Soleil on the show, which may look awesome, but doesn’t exactly scream football to me, and it’ll be perfect timing for the release of her film W.E., (which she directed), set for release on February 3, just two days before the Super Bowl.
Hopefully it’ll be better than last year’s show, which featured the Black Eyed Peas, complete with Fergie butchering a version of Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Slash even helped). This is yet another example of the NFL trying to stay classic yet mainstream with their halftime acts, something they’ve been pretty adamant about since Janet Jackson’s boob was shown to the world all those years ago. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, The Who and the Rolling Stones have all taken the halftime job in recent years, so add another modern musical legend to the list, now in the form of Madonna.