Katy Perry, as long rumored, will headline the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Feb. 1, 2015, following in the recent footsteps of Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Madonna.
The NFL announced the news Sunday night on NBC, confirming that all eyes will be on Perry during the big showdown at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Her setlist and guest performers will undoubtedly remain under wraps until closer to game day, but having attended a Perry concert in October, anticipate a wild medley filled with fireworks during empowering hit “Firework,” elaborate outfits on her and her dancers (maybe cat onesies), stages that rise up, high-flying stunts, and possibly animals during “Roar.”
Last year, Bruno Mars had the most-watched half-time show ever with 115.3 million viewers, beating out Beyonce’s 2013 halftime show, which attracted 110.5 million viewers.
With her massive following – Perry is the most-followed Twitter user in the world with more than 60 million followers – she’ll likely attract significant viewership. Additionally, she has 76 million fans on Facebook. Don’t think for a second that the NFL didn’t consider this.
Pepsi, the halftime show’s sponsor, unveiled its first Katy Perry-themed commercial after Bob Costas announced her involvement during Sunday Night Football.
The 30-year-old singer is known for turning her live sets into costly spectacles (see examples, below). Here are our predictions for her Super Bowl guest performers:
Here are a few performances to give you a glimpse of what she and her team are capable of producing, which you might see during next year’s halftime show:
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