Well, there is no longer any reason at all to speculate about the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on NBC: Katy Perry has apparently scored the gig.
According to Billboard, the “Roar” singer will be the main artist for what has become the biggest music gig for anyone in the country. Over 100 million people watch annually in North America alone, and that number is ballooned when you think about international audiences. Perry has a large enough library to also take on the show now, and that includes both current hits and songs from her record-breaking “Teenage Dream.”
With all of this reported news, there is still an enormous question that you have to wonder: Did Katy agree to pay in order to play the Super Bowl? This is one of the reasons why we waited so long for a performer to be announced. For some particular reason, the NFL decided that they wanted to make artist give them a portion of their touring income in order to perform the show, mostly because they know what the economic impact their show can have. However, Perry said just this past weekend on ESPN that she would not be paying in order to take the gig, even if the NFL and NBC particularly wanted her for it.
Well, someone blinked between her and the league, and we may not find out who it was for a little while. For the time being, these two parties probably are just happy that this is resolved, and Katy’s performance will at least keep young viewers completely entertained. We are still somewhat surprised, though, that the show didn’t go for a major rock band.
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