Madonna’s halftime set list for this Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New York Giants and some other team has been mysteriously “leaked.” Wow, how could that have happened, given that she has a brand new single and upcoming album?
She’ll be performing spanking new “Gimme All Your Lovin'” (please tell me it’s a horrible rumor that she’ll be joined by M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj), along with classics “Ray of Light” and “Vogue,” with murmurs that “Music” and “Holiday” may also make the list. Madge has all of 12 minutes to pack it all in, which begs for a possible montage… Add to that the appearance of scene-stealing Cee-lo Green and it sounds like a potential hot mess.
As much as I adore vintage Madonna, I’ve seen her live enough times to know that singing in such a setting as the Super Bowl spells impending disaster. This is one occasion where I hope to hell she has the good sense to pre-record her vocals.
Of course, in the case of Nicki Minaj, it matters not whether she’s pre-taped or live. She sucks wind no matter how you slice it.
Below: Madonna’s NBC commercial for halftime… *