From The Vault: Madonna Rocks The Super Bowl Halftime Show 2012

Published: Sunday 5th Feb 2017 by Joe

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.

Tidbit: What will the prominent material be made of on Lady Gaga’s first outfit during Halftime Of Super Bowl 51? Click here to make your pick.

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  1. 👠👡👢💄💅👑💍Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!🐝🍋🍹🎈🏮🌺🌸 February 5, 2017

    …and she lip-synced the entire gig. Smh! At least Nicki looked cute, though. I wonder if MIA finally paid off that fine. 😏

    • Sean February 5, 2017

      She sang Like a Prayer live but regardless of lip sync or not the entire performance was FIRE and Madge is forever the Queen of Queens bc she is the mother of them all

      • KingMadge February 5, 2017

        #Truth #Fact

    • 🤓moi February 5, 2017

      You never heard #TapeAct from MiMi or other songbirds! Don’t act as if she is #Britney or so…

    • 🤓moi February 5, 2017

      You never heard #TapeAct from MiMi or other songbirds! Don’t act as if she is #Britney or so

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  3. KingMadge February 5, 2017

    You know what… Madge still give me my life with the superbowl performance! Let’s be honest defo not the best singer but that was even better than Anybody in the superbowl game, with all the respect! She had everything working for her…. #SimplyEpic but…… Gaga needs to come through because Pinky hat is defo not enough!!! I’m sure it will be better than Katie but I will compare it with 🐝🐝 and King Madge🤞🏾 I’m sure she will not disappoint but how far will she reach to her edgy envelope #CountingTheHours

  4. MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

    I remember when Madonna used to host Tales From the Crypt. Or was that someone else?

    • Suicide Blonde February 5, 2017

      That was Cher, Madonna is only 2000 years old, Cher actually witnessed when eve ate the forbidden fruit.

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        Lmao! I remember when Madtv did that Cher spoof “Do you believe that I’m still alive” lmaoooo.

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        Whoever did that is going to hell! LMFAOOOOOOO!!!

      • Suicide Blonde February 5, 2017

        That’s Charlie, he impersonates the biggest divas in music and film, he’s awesome.

  5. MuchAdoAboutNothing February 5, 2017

    Man listen… regardless of the fact that you may or may not like Madonna…THIS Halftime Show gave you EVERYTHING. From production to fashion. From choreography to theme. From HITS to message. This show was an epic visual fest. There wasn’t a corner in that field that she didn’t cover. Personally speaking, THIS Halftime Show is 1 of, if not, THE greatest Halftime Show of all-time. PERIOD. That entrance alone could have been it and it still would’ve been better than the majority of the other previous and future shows.

  6. Suicide Blonde February 5, 2017

    Madonna is a master of visuals and this performance proved that, the scenery is the best used at the super bowl’s half time show till this day, other performers have been better (energy wise) but none of them had a stage like that, it’s one of those performances that becomes instantly iconic, the entrance alone is worthy of a Queen, she was 53 at the time, she didn’t need to be a beast on stage, physically speaking, like the great Tina Turner is, Madonna might not be the best singer, or the best dancer but she has a dominant presence, she’s a territorial performer, she is one of the few artists that can make a 4-5 minutes performance unforgettable, her career has plenty of those. I’m pretty sure Gaga will outdo everyone who has performed at the super bowl, or at least we all expect that, since she’s a fantastic performer, she has the opportunity, it’s up to her to blow our minds with a performance that only her could give.

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