Singer Katy Perry will perform at the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, according to the NFL.
Perry has been the rumored choice for several weeks. The NFL initially declined to comment when the story broke about Perry being the next halftime act. However, unnamed sources were said to have confirmed at the time that she had been chosen.
The league has now announced that Perry will perform on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
Perry tweeted about her participation in the show on Nov. 23, writing,
My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st…
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 24, 2014
and then posted a video about her ideas so far to really make it memorable:
According to the NFL, more than 115 million viewers watched last year’s halftime show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL discussed with a few of the artists, who were being considered for the halftime show, whether they would be willing to pay to perform. The three artists who had reportedly made the shortlist for the halftime show were Perry, the band Coldplay, and the singer Rihanna.At that time, NFL spokesperson, Joanna Hunter stated that the contracts were not public. However when Perry was on the ESPN show “College Game Day,” she said, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”
Whether the NFL pays her or she pays them, I am sure we can agree that Katy Perry in Superbowl Halftime Show is a must see.