Katy Perry put on an unforgettable halftime show. The singer took the stage during the halftime of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night. Katy was able to escape a wardrobe malfunction, which is unfortunate for male viewers. The singer also didn't mention Taylor Swift in any part of her performance. Instead, she focused on delivering her hit songs to the crowd that filled the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Fans have been wondering if Katy Perry will address her ongoing feud with Taylor Swift, according to MLive. Some were hoping that the two would perform on the halftime stage, but that would was unlikely for the dueling divas. Meanwhile, other fans were hoping that Katy would address the alleged feud in a song or a duet with rumored surprise musician John Mayer.
Meanwhile, male viewers were hoping that Katy would suffer a wardrobe malfunction during her halftime show. But the singer stayed covered up during her performance. Katy did wear a colorful stripe dress that displayed her famous cleavage, but was enough to keep it covered as she jumped around on stage.
Perry started off by performing "Roar." The singer wore a flame colored costume and rode on a mechanical lion. The performance was described as "stunning" by Cleveland.com. Perry came in with an entrance, and she grabbed the attention of everyone inside the stadium. She also made us remember why she's such a hot performer at this moment.
Katy then went into her rendition of "Dark Horse," which was performed on a field of special effects and digital graphics. There were also dancers dressed as horses, dancing alongside Katy. The singer then changed for a campy performance of her hit song "California Girls," which was compared to an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!, according to USA Today.
Perry was then joined on stage by famed musician Lenny Kravitz. The two performed a rock rendition of Perry's first hit song "I Kissed a Girl" with Kravitz playing on his guitar. Perry sang the song live, as her "vocals soared" across the stadium.
Then it was time for Katy's surprise special guest, which wasn't really a surprise since it was already announced a few days ago. Hip-hop icon Missy Elliot made a reappearance after being absent from the music world for almost 10 years due to health issues. According to Cleveland.com, Elliot's performance of "Work It" and "Get Ur Freak On" didn't match Katy's whimsical theme and seemed out of place with the show. However, Missy definitely stole the show with her iconic hits and catchy songs. The crowd reportedly lost it themselves when "Lose Control" began to play.
Perry brought the perfect mix of soft-serve sexiness to her Super Bowl halftime show, according to USA Today. It was the perfect mix of cute and sexy. Perry was only there to perform a medley of her hits, and ended with her hit song "Firework," which fit in perfectly with the pyrotechnics, fireworks, and All-American theme of the night.
It turns out that Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show was a success. In fact, it went off without a hitch – to the dismay of her haters. There were no wardrobe malfunctions or inappropriate gestures during her halftime show. Katy proved that the NFL made the right selection when it comes to performing for the halftime. According to USA Today, Katy is the world's most followed Twitter user, with 64.3 million (and counting) fans. Katy is also known as a bubbly and infectious performer with catchy hits. She's also adored by both men and young girls.
It would've been surprising if Katy mentioned Taylor Swift, or at least performed with her. Everyone knows that Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars in the country. Also, Katy and Taylor are allegedly feuding at the moment. Katy even hinted towards a feud in a recent interview with Billboard magazine. If she had sung about the singer or alluded to her feud, it would've had people talking on the Internet.Katy still entertained viewers, who are still talking about her performance on Twitter. It's a good thing that she didn't use sex or Taylor Swift to make her 12-minute halftime show more entertaining. She stuck to what she knows best, which is putting on a fun show.
Katy Perry just performed her hit songs, and gave a halftime show that's truly memorable. She even had "a lion and sharks" like she promised at her press conference earlier this week. Katy's visuals were fun, colorful and memorable – more memorable than past Super Bowl halftime performances.
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