by Dorean Collins
Many Americans tuned in Sunday evening to watch one of the many great sporting events that grace television. Flat screens were being sold left and right, pizza shops were bustling and eyes were glued to the television screen as the Patriots and Giants tackled one another for the NFL Super Bowl XLVI Championship title. Although many die hard football fans sat on the edges of their seats, arguing with the ref or yelling at their favorite players through the screen, many spectators were watching solely for the entertainment of the commercials and the infamous half time show.
The halftime show has always been a spectacle and highlight of the Super Bowl with legendary performances by Michael Jackson, The Black Eyed Peas, Prince and many others. This year Madonna took the stage singing her hit songs accompanied by LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A, Cee Lo Green and many others. She managed to mix her old tunes with today’s popular recording artist and gave a great show. One of the highlights of her performance was when she danced to the “Party Rock Anthem” with LMFAO, proving that despite her age she has still got some moves. She ended her performance with the song “Like a Prayer” and had a message promoting World Peace.
Of course, there is always a controversy with Super Bowl halftime shows. We all remember the 2004 wardrobe malfunction performance with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. According to many, M.I.A (one of Madonna’s guest performers) was caught flicking off the camera and cursing on screen. Apparently the show wasn’t as smooth sailing as the Material Girl would have liked.
All in all I found Madonna’s performance entertaining and definitely recommend that you check it out. There were times when her lip syncing was noticeable but for the most part she stayed on track with the music. I was definitely surprised by her dancing, she really kept it together. The graphics were awesome and I think that the addition of other artist was a plus, and definitely was key to holding my attention. I also lover her costume; it was classy yet edgy and was appropriate for all of her dance numbers. Props Madonna!
See below for the link to Madonna’s “Party Rock Dance” with LMFAO.