After about a month of speculation, Madonna is confirmed as the halftime act during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.
The NFL and NBC jointly made the statement during last night's Sunday Night Football that the original Material Girl would be gracing us with her presence during the biggest football game of the year. Because this is Madonna's first performance in a long while - to be exact, her last huge stage presence was in 2009 during her Sticky and Sweet Tour - she's now pulling out all the stops for this Halftime show.
For her performance, she's enlisted the help of circus extraordinaire Cirque Du Soleil and her long-time creative director and choreographer Jamie King, who is currently the creative director for The Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show AND he just directed the Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour. Basically, Madonna aint f-cking around. With the creative efforts of Cirque Du Soleil and Jamie King, If this performance doesn't cause mass spontaneous combustion at it's sheer awesomeness, something is seriously wrong.
According to a press release, Madonna "has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance for the Super Bowl's Half Time Show, which will be broadcast worldwide."
The show will take place at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, around the same time Madonna will release her new album, and it has been rumored she will preview her new single at the event.
The rumored single for the halftime show reportedly features both Nicki Minaj and MIA. The song was actually leaked last month and Madonna was peeved that someone leaked the song and quickly removed it from the internet. We hadn't seen Madonna that angered over something since, well the Hydrangea incident.
"The plan was for new music to come out in the New Year and yet someone leaked a demo version of a song yesterday," Madonna's manager Guy Oseary wrote on twitter last month, "I’m very happy with the positive reaction to the demo, but we are very upset with whoever leaked the song. We are asking that the fans please help us police any more leaks. We have a lot in store for you. but please respect the process."
"Madonna told me this morning 'my true fans wouldn't do this,'" he continued. "Whoever is responsible for this leak, we ask that you please stop."
The song was what some blogs are referring to as "cheerleading" influenced. The song began with chanting "L-U-V Madonna. Y-O-U you wanna?" So basically, Madonna might be planning the worlds greatest cheerleading performance ever. Get excited?