Recaps & Reviews

Madonna Delivers Spectacular Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Madonna may have had pre-show gitters before her big Super Bowl performance, but by all accounts they didn’t show as she brought her A-game.

When the first half of the Super Bowl came to an end Sunday evening Madonna fans were eagerly anticipating an appearance by their idol.  She made a grand entrance to the stage, carried by an army of gladiators.  Her first song wasn’t her new single, but a rendition of Vogue.  Covers from the long published magazine flashed on the screen as she sang.  It was interesting to see LMFAO take the stage next and help Madge with a version of her hit song Music, before singing samples of their songs Party Rock Anthem and Sexy and I Know It with her.  For Madonna’s next song Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. joined the Material Girl on stage dressed as cheerleaders for her latest hit Give Me All Your Luvin’.  It wouldn’t be a Madonna performance either without a change of clothing, so for her last song she changed our of her gladiator queen garb into a black robe and sang a version of Like A Prayer (with a little Open Your Heart and Express Yourself mixed in) with help from Cee Lo Green.   When it was over, the stage burst into a cloud of smoke and Madonna vanished as she belted out her final note.  The words World Peace glittered on the stage as the show ended.

All in all it was a great performance.  Sure there is speculation as to whether or not Madonna was lip syncing, she didn’t dance very much (but who could in the boots she was wearing, and she did trip over the bleachers near the beginning), and M.I.A stole some of her thunder by giving the finger to the entire audience (which NBC has all ready apologized for), but it was still fun to watch.  Even celebrities got into the swing of things by Tweeting about her show.

@Eva_Longoria: Madonna is amazing!!! Love her always! What a performer! All my fav songs!
@SteveMartinToGo: Congrats to Madonna for great spot, especially considering game has resumed during last three minutes.
@denise_richards: Madonna looks amazing!! Great #halftime show!!!

Did you catch the show?  What did you think?

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