Why Jennifer Lopez Is the Perfect Choice for the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jennifer Lopez is on top of the world right now. Her brand-new movie, Hustlers, is earning her Oscars buzz, she’s engaged and planning a wedding with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, and she just wrapped up an incredible tour in celebration of her fiftieth birthday.

It’s no wonder that J-Lo is hotter than ever these days. It’s also no surprise that within the past few weeks, rumors have started to swirl about Lopez being tapped to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show.

Lopez recently addressed the rumors, and now, fans are more excited than ever about the possibility of the multi-talented star taking the stage at next year’s big game. Read on to discover why Lopez would be the perfect choice for the event.

Jennifer Lopez is at a career high

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez | V E Anderson/WireImage

Jennifer Lopez began her career decades ago, as a “Fly Girl” on In Living Color. Lopez first started earning recognition for her dancing skills, but soon transitioned into acting. In short order, she had appeared in a wide variety of films, including the thriller Anaconda and Out of Sight. She first started receiving critical praise when she played the murdered singer Selena in the 1997 film of the same name — critics and fans alike marveled at her ability to sing, dance, and act seamlessly. 

Following her induction into the world of acting, Lopez started to also focus on her musical career. She has released a number of hugely popular singles, including the standard “Waiting for Tonight,” Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and “On the Floor.” Lopez’s music is characterized by danceable beats and fun lyrics, and she quickly earned a place in history as an artist to be reckoned with.

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Lopez became even more popular due to her series of roles in romantic comedies like The Wedding Planner and Monster-in-Law. Over the past decade, Lopez has expanded her range even more, becoming a judge on American Idol and touring the United States with her “It’s My Party” tour. All in all, it’s safe to say that Jennifer Lopez is one of the biggest stars in the world.

Lopez has fans of all ages

Due to the longevity and success of her career, Lopez has become an icon to generations of fans. People who first flocked to the theaters to watch her in Selena still love Lopez, and many of those fans have children now, whom they’ve inducted into their love of Lopez.

Her multi-generational appeal and success in both music and film mean that there are literally thousands of people who would love to watch Jennifer Lopez take the stage for such a massive event as the Super Bowl halftime show.

Is Lopez going to perform at the halftime show?

Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez’s latest film project, was released on September 13th, and she is already receiving some of the best reviews of her film career. That buzz is likely contributing to persistent rumors that she will be the entertainer in Super Bowl 2020. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Lopez filmed a special promo for the NFL, revealing that she’s definitely open to working with the organization. 

Recently, Lopez talked to Hoda Kotb about possibly performing at Super Bowl 2020. When Kotb asked her directly about the rumors, Lopez demurred by saying, “I don’t know. I don’t know yet, we will see.”

Lopez also stated that she would “love” to do something like that. While some other sources have claimed that Lopez is in talks to be hired as the halftime show performer, nothing is official yet. 

Undoubtedly, Lopez would be the perfect choice for next year’s Super Bowl. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for all the latest updates!