Cue the “Firework”s!
Katy Perry has officially signed on to perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st. The multi-platinum pop star had been in the running alongside Rihanna and Coldplay.
Perry's case may have been helped by a memorable appearance last week on ESPN's "College Game Day," in which she wore her own fluffy jersey and cracked corn dog jokes about LSU fans.
Curiously enough, Perry told ESPN last week that she wouldn’t give anyone money for a performance. "I’m not the kind of girl that would pay to play the Super Bowl,” she said.
Some 111.5 million people watched this year’s Super Bowl, which included halftime performances by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, setting a new viewership record.
Some people will be down on Perry, but that's what people do. Perry is a good choice that can bridge generational gaps and provide a pop-fueled halftime show.