If it wasn't for the SuperBowl halftime show, only die-hard pig skin fans would watch the ultimate chase and tackle showdown to crown football's best team of the season. Super Bowl is actually just about eating shameful snacks, drinking beer, and socializing until the halftime show. With the anticipated bro-fest just a couple days away we can't help but think about the massive success or epic fail Katy Perry's halftime show will be.
Looking back at halftime shows of yesteryear, we're hoping Katy was smart enough to incorporate these key pillars to make her show a memorable one.
Have A Jaw Dropping Surprise Who doesn't remember Bruno Mars annihilating the drums or Michael Jackson's body doubles creating the illusion of him moving to three different spots in the stadium in a matter of seconds? A surprise is necessary to a scream inducing and gossip worthy performance.
Get A Ton Of Music Industry Heavy Hitters Take The Stage Remember Super Bowl in 2001? It was quite possibly the biggest pop-music orgasm to ever hit the 50 yard line. NSYNC plus Aerosmith plus Britney Spears plus Mary J. Blige plus Nelly = OMFG did MTV just throw up TRL on the stage with a bag of bubble gum? Pop perfection. Katy has confirmed Lenny Kravitz will be joining her on-stage, but he's just her "first special guest." Eeee!
Make Sure To Have A Little Controversy Whether it be a "wardrobe malfunction" a la Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson in 2004 or MIA flipping off the camera during her time onstage with Madonna, eye-popping OMG moments make for amazing headlines as soon as the music stops.
Don't Use This As A Platform To Premiere New Music Unless It's Guaranteed To Be A Certified Smash. We're not too worried about this one. Katy's music catalog is blanketed with top 40 hits and she already spilled her plans to include "Roar" and "Firework" into the 12 minute medley. We'd rather forget Bruce Springsteen's 2009 appearance where he threw in "Working On A Dream"...blah.
Following a long list of music icons who have rocked the Super Bowl stage, Katy is bound to do better than The Who, but might not be able to top Beyonce reuniting Destiny's Child. Regardless, we'll keep our fingers crossed she takes the cake on Sunday.