The Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the most watched events in the world and any performer who has the honour of taking centre stage, is immediately catapulted to new levels of popularity. Such has been the case with Katy Perry but unfortunately for her, the reviews have been mixed.
Perry entered the stadium on the back of a giant robot lion before transforming the field into a giant lights show. However, the very props that were meant to add to her performance distracted viewers from Perry and made it clear she would be painfully dull without them.
In fact, many of the headlines dominating my Twitter newsfeed highlighted the significance of Perry’s dancing shark companions, instead of the pop star herself.
Things only got worse for Perry when the far more interesting Missy Elliott “surprised” her longtime fans with renditions of her hits, including “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It”. Indeed, after just three minutes, people forgot Perry was even in the stadium.
Modern pop stars are not required to scale octaves or execute complex choreography. Rather, they just need to show up, look pretty and shock people with as many visuals as possible.
With that said, Perry definitely did her job but she made one mistake: She allowed real performers to take her spotlight.
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