The singer performed a five song medley of some of her biggest hits
Katy Perry delivered a spectacular halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday (Feb 1st) assisted by rock guitarist Lenny Kravitz and rapper Missy Elliot.
Perry opened her five song set on top of a giant, golden, robotic lion that walked through the field as she sang her hit “Roar” before Kravitz brought rock to her first pop hit, “I Kissed a Girl.”
Midway through the nearly 13 minute set, Missy Elliott provided the crowd of over 70,000 with her own distinctive brand of hip-hop, including “Get Ur Freak On.” Then, Perry performed on a desert island, singing her hits “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls”.
The halftime show ended with with a bang as Perry closed with “Firework” as she was lifted 50 feet off the ground by a mechanical contraption complete sparkling flames surrounding the stage.
Perry even commemorated her performance by getting “XLIX” tattooed on the side of her finger.
Like each artist before her, Perry will no doubt see an increase in album sales from the promotional appearance as this year’s Super Bowl hit a historic ratings high. According to Deadline, this year’s match up that saw the New England Patriots defeating last year’s champions, the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24, drew a 49.7/72 for NBC and the NFL, the highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history. That is a four percent increase from last year’s 47.6/70 metered market result when it aired on FOX. We are still awaiting the final numbers.
See the entire performance.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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