Super Bowl halftime 2012

Posted: February 7, 2012 by Leslie Ferrell in Lexington and beyond

This past Sunday, people all across the country gathered around their TVs surrounded by friends, family and good food, to watch Super Bowl XLVI. Before the game, Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert sang “America the Beautiful”, and Kelly Clarkson opened with the national anthem. But after two quarters of touchdowns and tackles made by both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, Madonna took the field to play in the famous halftime show, which proved to be quite an interesting experience in itself.

As it had been rumored that several other popular artists would join her, Madonna did not disappoint. The show opened with what appeared to be Roman gladiators, and Madonna took the stage singing one of her classics, “Vogue.” Next, the stage turned into a boom box, and Madonna performed “Music,” another fan favorite. She was also joined by the always-partying LMFAO, dressed in costumes of their own, for a brief mix of their most popular hits “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It.”

After this, the stage was filled with cheerleaders, and none other than Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. appeared to feature in their new song with Madonna, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” As Minaj and M.I.A. made their exit, a drumline emerged with Cee Lo Green entering as the drum major to sing a few measures of Madonna’s “Open Your Heart.”  As the lights went down, a gospel choir appeared, and Green accompanied Madonna to end the show with her classic, “Like a Prayer.”

From dancing Romans to cheerleaders to choirs, this halftime show really had it all, and if you looked away for even just a second you could miss something that still has people talking. Joined by several of today’s popular artists, Madonna performed a mix of beloved classics as well as a taste of her new single, and ended with a pretty cool dramatic exit and the inspiring message of “world peace.”


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