Another year, another Super Bowl game. But like millions of music lovers across the globe, we’re most buzzed about the Halftime show.
So as Lady Gaga is literally getting ready to take the stage tonight, we journey back to 2012. This week’s From The Vault comes courtesy of Madonna and her mesmerising turn as Halftime headliner.
The Ancient-Egypt themed affair saw the Pop Queen perform a 13-minute set – during which she rocked Givenchy, Miu Miu and Prada fashion and most importantly shut the place down with the help of a number of notable guests.
Visualized by the Cirque Du Soleil, with Jamie King as music director, the show opened with the ever vivacious ‘Vogue,’ followed by ‘Music’ during which the Pop queen was joined on stage by LMFAO.
Not one to rest on the laurels of her classics, Madge seized the moment to spotlight her then-current single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ with the help of Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
The track was the first offering from the ‘MDNA’ album which – like the song – didn’t really catch on with the masses. Still, the trio swung the bat as hard as they could and scored a relative homerun.
Cee-Lo Green would serve as the final collaborator, ushering the stadium into a mass sing-a-long-song to medley of ‘Open Your Heart’/’Express Yourself’ medley climaxing with the classic ‘Like a Prayer.’
Amidst controversy of M.I.A. flipping the bird midway through the performance, the spectacle was met with almost universal acclaim. Indeed, the every facet from the fashion, to the guests, and the staging earned praise aplenty and re-affirmed Madonna as an electrifying envelope-pusher.
With recent headliners such as Madge, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry, scoring A+ for their respective showings, all eyes will be on Gaga tonight to see if she can outdo or, at least, slay as well as her predecessors.
Being firm believers in Mother Monster, we know she has it in her to do exactly that!
That said, what we’d like most of all is a piece of ‘old Gaga’ to make an appearance at tonight’s Halftime. Because as much as we love ‘Joanne’ and this era’s aesthetic, a pink hat is not going to cut it when it comes to the biggest stage in the country.
Hopefully she’s watched showings such as Madge’s and more to ensure she prescribes the “right level of extravagance.
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