Super Bowl is back, and this supersize tentpole event will be watched by more than 120 million people around the United States of America alone. It is the biggest game show day of the year where millions of NFL fans will hope to get their hands on one of the scarcest Super Bowl tickets which are already sold out as I write this blog.
WHAT’S SUPER BOWL
As we all know, the Super Bowl is an annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the world. The game is the culmination of a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.
This is a game where the champions of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football Conference (NFC) will fight each other for the ultimate team to grab the Vince Lombardi Trophy (Super Bowl). At present, AFL has won 25 Super Bowls compared to 26 Super Bowl wins for NFC.
In America, it’s the day when families and friends get together to watch their favorite teams compete while big-name musical acts perform at halftime. Super Bowl is the time when brands spend millions of dollars just to get that 30-second slot at the runtime of the game. According to Kantar Media Research, last year’s Super Bowl brought in an estimated $419 million from advertising for US broadcaster Fox.
So, for Super Bowl 2018 show, it is estimated that the average estimated cost for a 30-second slot is more than 5 Million U.S.D. Just for comparison, it costed around $1.9 million for a 30-second spot for Oscars 2017.
SUPER BOWL LII HALFTIME SHOW
Super Bowl 2018 Live Act is held at the halftime of the game. This is when the popular mainstream artists perform on a flashy stage filled with fireworks and adrenaline rush. Even the people who aren’t into the game get attracted by the celebrations and the live acts by various artists surrounding the game.
WHY IS SUPER BOWL 2018 LIVE ACT SO SPECIAL?
Fourteen years back, Justin Timberlake crashed his career by one deliberate wardrobe malfunction when he exposed the breast (Nipplegate) of his co-star, Janet Jackson, on national television.
Fast forward to the Super Bowl 2018, Mr. SexyBack will be the headlining act of Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Whereas, Pink will sing the US national anthem, Star Spangled Banner, at the beginning of the event.
As per the tabloids, a successful Halftime Show needs a lot other than the infamous Nipplegate or the over exaggerated lip singing by Red Hot Chili Peppers. Successful shows are those when the king of pop “Michael Jackson” marched all around the stadium singing and rhapsodizing with entire stadium screaming his timeless classics.
But our number one pick goes to “The High Priest Of Pop – Prince”
It had not rained during the Super Bowl in over 40-years, but when Prince took to the stage in 2007 to showcase the Halftime Show, it was pouring. The rain and wind didn’t stop Prince from putting on one of the best Halftime Shows in the history of the Super Bowl. It was like, the prince ordered the rain when he was playing heart melting guitar solo from his song “Purple Rain.”
With all this in mind, we jotted down 10 best Super Bowl LII Halftime Live Acts of all time. Just play these videos and get nostalgic if you follow Super Bowl.
1. Prince (2007)
2. Michael Jackson (1993)
3. Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, Jessica Simpson and Nelly (2004)
4. Lady Gaga (2017)
5. Beyonce (2013)
6. Paul McCartney (2005)
7. U2 (2002)
8. Aerosmith, Britney Spears, N’Sync, Nelly & Mary J. Blige (2001)
9. Rolling Stones (2006)
10. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2008)
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