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People are Petitioning for Super Bowl Halftime Acts. Will One of these 12 Superstars Get the Gig?

Sep 11, 2015

The Super Bowl is a truly American holiday, beloved as much for the game itself as the parties that spring up around it, the commercials that brands break the bank on, and the halftime show.

Halftime shows have been part of the Super Bowl almost since the beginning. During the first championship match-ups, college marching bands often took the field between halves. The 1980s and 1990s saw the rise of the MTV-fuelled halftime show. And then there was the Janet Jackson – Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction of 2004, which paved the way for more seasoned rockers in the mid-aughts and early teens.

But in our post-wardrobe-malfunction halftime show universe – where networks play it safe – there is often heated debate and criticism over the acts who take the field.

Originally posted by portugaltheman

Originally posted by portugaltheman

Acts immediately following the scandal were considered too safe. Madonna’s performance drew equal amounts of love and hate. Feedback was mixed on Katy Perry. The only person to bridge the divide and unite us all was – no surprise – Beyonce.

Since people are so picky about their halftime shows these days, we say why not let the people decide who performs on Super Bowl Sunday! 

And over the past few years, we’ve noticed a trend in petitions asking the NFL and the networks to do just that. Last year, for instance, nearly 130,000 people asked the NFL to let Weird Al Yankovich to perform in the Superbowl halftime show.

While Weird Al was not awarded the honor last year, we think that if you start asking CBS and the NFL now, the 50th Super Bowl just might be the one where the people get to choose the headlining entertainer.

Below are 12 of the musicians and bands that are already being put forward as in petitions as fan favorites for the coveted role of Super Bowl halftime show. They are quite an eclectic bunch! 

Want to make sure one of them gets the gig? Click on the link and sign the petition.

 

12 Possible Super Bowl Halftime Performers (in no particular order)

1. Metallica

Current signature count: 29,795

Originally posted by tortured-existencx

Originally posted by tortured-existencx

2. Reba McEntire

Current signature count: 222

Originally posted by fallontonight

Originally posted by fallontonight

 

3. Taylor Swift

Current signature count: 28

Originally posted by itsaswiftwonderland

Originally posted by itsaswiftwonderland

4. The Killers

Current signature count: 2,138

Originally posted by ineedirectiontoperfection

Originally posted by ineedirectiontoperfection

5. Garth Brooks

Current signature count: 1,102

Originally posted by it-keeps-me-hanging-on

Originally posted by it-keeps-me-hanging-on

6. Journey

Current signature count: 1,015

Originally posted by ross-valory-doing-weird-things

Originally posted by ross-valory-doing-weird-things

7. Jennifer Lopez

Current signature count: 401

Originally posted by jenniferlopezfashion

Originally posted by jenniferlopezfashion

8. Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Current signature count: 272

Originally posted by victoreax

Originally posted by victoreax

9. Lady Gaga

Current signature count: 27

Originally posted by artravve

Originally posted by artravve

10. AC/DC

Current signature count: 19

Originally posted by theworldofjasper

Originally posted by theworldofjasper

11. Florence and the Machine

Current signature count: 40

Originally posted by betheooverfloow

Originally posted by betheooverfloow

12. Britney Spears

Current signature count: 3,982

Originally posted by electradesserts

Originally posted by electradesserts


 

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