Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz will be performing at this year’s highly-anticipated Super Bowl halftime show, but they’ll reportedly have quite a bit of competition from a rather unlikely source: YouTube.
While there’s no telling what sort of visual delights Perry will give football audiences on Sunday night — elaborate stage shows are her trademark, after all — YouTube will be airing their own halftime show which will feature several stars and musicians made popular by the site. According to their blog, Harley Morenstein (EpicMealTime), Freddie Wong, and Rhett and Link will all appear on the live stream on their AdBlitz Channel. Not only will there be a show to entertain viewers, there will also be several new commercials aired in order to drive traffic to the site.
Freddie Wong has been garnering headlines after news of his appearance broke, as he’s the creator of the hit web series Video Game High School and was recently named one of Hollywood & Entertainment’s 30 Under 30.
Katy was in the news herself late last year after rumors began to swirl online that she and fellow singer Taylor Swift were caught up in a feud. The rumors started after Swift said in an interview with Rolling Stone that a female musician was the basis for her song “Bad Blood,” and that the other woman “did something so horrible, I was like, ‘We’re just straight-up enemies.’ It wasn’t even about a guy! She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour – she tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
While it’s unclear whether Perry and Swift really are involved in a feud, the stories haven’t kept Perry from enjoying herself; the star appeared on the cover of ESPN Magazine with J.J. Watt recently and posted photos of her new Super Bowl pedicure on Instagram.
Katy told Billboard recently that she’s excited for the chance to play such a huge show, and while she may have a surprise or two up her sleeve, it will still be a show that incorporates her personality.
“I want the show to be quintessential Katy. It’s like the exclamation point on the whole last cycle. This is the cherry on top of everything I’ve already done,” she said.
You can catch Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz during the halftime show tonight as the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks battle it out for glory.