Katy Perry’s Famous Halftime Show Review
Last Sunday was one of the biggest events of the year, the NFL Super Bowl, and whether you’re a football fan or not, everyone loves the commercials and the halftime show. Every year has something bigger and better, and this year was no exception.
Katy Perry loves to perform, and what better than the Super Bowl? The pop diva’s impressive show had her singing to her most popular hits, with spectacular special effects, all wrapped up with her single, “Firework”- with real fireworks.
Perry riding in on her lion
The show started with her song “Roar”, riding in on an enormous animatronic lion, while clad in a fiery dress. Perhaps the most impressive was when she transitioned into “Dark Horse”, and changed the field- literally. She had arranged a 3D rendering of the football field, making it appear to turn all shapes and sizes. The show also consisted of wild animals, palm trees, and the famous sharks, specifically the left one.
Yes, that’s right. During Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, she had two back up dancers dressed as sharks. The one on the left received much attention when it seemed to not be able to keep up with his shark partner. Many were quick to laugh and scorn, but Twitter- collectively known to hate almost everything- adored the sad back up dancer, saying “#LeftShark is my spirit animal- perpetually awkward, considerably malcordianted but somehow killing it” and “All praise be to Left Shark”
Katy Perry’s next surprise, however, wasn’t met with the same enthusiasm as the rest of her show. For a while before the Super Bowl, Perry had been tweeting about a major surprise, saying “When you hear the first ring of the chord, I think jaws will drop and faces will melt”. Naturally speculation was anywhere from Brittany Spears, to Madonna, even Cher, but when her guest, Missy Eliot, came onto the stage and preformed alongside the pop star, jaws stayed in their place. Fans who knew her were a little surprised at least, but many did not even know who she was, due to her absence from the Top Charts for a few years now. Also to come onto the stage was Lenny Kravitz, who sung Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”.
Perry with Elliot during the show
Perry also managed to avoid any controversy about lip syncing, admitting that some of her vocals would be prerecorded, due to her having to move around so much. Commenting on her performance, Perry stated, “I’m the only person in Super Bowl history to bring a lion and sharks to the show.” Not only is she the first to do so, she is currently the most viewed Super Bowl halftime to be watched on television, with over 100 million viewers tuned in to watch the spectacular show. This is a Super Bowl to remember.