Here’s Who Fans Don’t Want For Super Bowl Halftime Show Next Year
This year’s tremendous Super Bowl halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira has barely cooled off and Twitter is already talking about who they want – and don’t want – for next year’s show.
The results are pretty surprising.
The tweets have spoken, and here’s what they had to say.
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show was historic
Shakira spoke with The Guardian in November explaining why her halftime show with Jennifer Lopez was so meaningful for the country at this time.
“Well, you know, I think it’s the right thing to do for the Latino community because we’ve also been through so much . . . It’s an opportunity to celebrate our culture, you know?”
“Latinos are our people … They come seeking an opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children, which is what the U.S. has always prided itself on representing: opportunities.”
“I’m so honored to be taking on one of the world’s biggest stages in the company of a fellow female artist to represent Latinos and Latinas from the U.S. and all over the world . . .!”
The top-ranked halftime show of all time
Of course, this one is entirely dependent on who is being asked. For some, the best is Prince’s performance in 2007, complemented by a driving rain that would have been perfect if it had been purple.
For Rolling Stone magazine, the best show was U2’s performance in 2002. They wrote at that time, “Just a few months after 9/11, U2 made this a tribute to the victims. After kicking off with Beautiful Day, they played the elegiac MLK while scrolling the names of the dead on a giant screen, an unforgettable sight, building up to Where the Streets Have No Name. . . . “
“Only U2 could have made this so grandiose, yet so emotionally direct. Grown men wept buckets.”
Fans say they kind of do – and don’t – want this headliner at the Super Bowl
Billboard asked Twitter, “Who would you like to see perform at next year’s #SuperBowl?” As we all know, if you’re going to ask Twitter that kind of a question, don’t be surprised at the answers.
The tweets came fast and furious.
“Billie [Eilish] should do the anthem. And ari [Ariana Grande] must perform,” “Rihanna,” “Britney Spears,” “GOT7,” “I would love to see Beyonce, Shakira, and Bruno Mars all together on one stage they would rock it!”
Overwhelmingly, however, Twitter wants South Korean boy band BTS as the next Super Bowl halftime show headliner.
But . . . they also don’t! Endearingly, out of a sense of protection for their favorite band, BTS fans don’t want the band at the Super Bowl to spare them from negativity.
One person said, “I will do BTS a huge favor and NOT vote for them . . . A massive crowd of drunk, xenophobic bigots who aren’t afraid to vocalize their prejudices is not something I want to subject my faves to.”
Another echoed that sentiment saying, “I don’t know if I want my men in this kind of show… @BTS_twt deserves better actually.”
Finally, a fan said it all, “I would love to see all eyes on BTS but I doubt sports-minded people would see what #BTSARMY see in the amazing talents of 7 men who dance and sing while looking like they just stepped out of a GQ magazine.”
We’ll just have to wait about 360 days to find out who ends up on the next Super Bowl halftime show stage!