Super Bowl Preview

Dave Iannacone

Outside of being the biggest night in both sports and advertising, the Super Bowl is a huge night for music. The half time show has consistently been one of the highest rated television events annually for a long time now, and the anticipation for it is built up months in advance. This year, after much speculation, it was finally confirmed that the show will belong to the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. This comes off of the heals after another pop act, the Black Eyed Peas, took the stage last year. Madonna is expected to significantly better with her performance.

The rumors have been circulating for months over what’s in store for Madge with this performance, but after the leak of her demo “Gimme All Your Luvin’,” the hype was jacked up significantly. She confirmed just last week that she will be releasing her new album, currently titled M.D.N.A. (a clever triple entendre,) reuniting her with producer William Orbit and a new collaboration with Martin Solveig. In addition, a finished version of the song, featuring M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj will kick off the project. Although nothing is confirmed, it is likely that M.I.A. will join her on stage to perform it with her. In addition, will.i.am “confirmed” that LMFAO will also be featured in her performance.

What songs will she do? That’s being locked up pretty tight. Whether we’ll see a run through of her greatest hits, or a taste of what her new album is to bring, this will undeniably be an incredible performance. This is the second year in a row the Half Time show will feature a pop act, after a long break from the genre, obviously as a result of Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction.” If you ask me, this is a good choice. What surprises Madonna will actually have in store for us is still to be determined, but if almost 30 years in the industry is anything to go off of, there will be plenty.