2017 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Acts Considered: Adele Is A No, Lady Gaga A Possibility, As Well As J-Lo Or Taylor Swift

The 2017 NFL Super Bowl halftime acts have not been chosen yet. Discussions on the topic have only just begun. Despite reports, there are no official announcements at all about who has been asked or who might have said yes or no.

Lady Gaga, despite recent reports, has not been named to headline at the 2017 NFL Super Bowl, according to NFL officials. Reports of that nature are simply premature.

It is rumored Lady Gaga is under serious consideration, due to her spectacular national anthem performance for Super Bowl 50. Still, it is not traditional to make public announcements about these choices in September and the NFL feels put on the spot.

The 2017 NFL Super Bowl is months away. Us Weekly misspoke when they announced that Gaga would be headlining this year. NFL officials are denying reports about Lady Gaga being named as the 2017 headliner. The Washington Post is reporting statements by NFL senior vice president of communications, Natalie Ravitz.
"[Us Weekly] ignored my on the record response... We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point, we do not have a final decision. We're happy there is so much excitement about the show."
Katie Perry and robot 2015 halftime Tom Pennington r
Super Bowl XLIX Katie Perry performs while riding a robot cat 2015 halftime [Image by Tom Pennington/Getty Images]

The 2017 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show is just in the beginning stages of planning. While everyone is excited about the issue, fans will just have to wait until the official announcement.

Adele stated that she turned down the gig, while the NFL denies they ever asked her. Again the NFL is not comfortable with these premature announcements and public discussions about decisions they have not yet made. The International Business Times quoted Adele's recent statement that she was asked and declined.

"First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on, that show is not about music and I don't really — I don't dance or anything like that. They were very kind. They did ask me, but I said no. Maybe next time … cause I'm going to do a dance album next time."
Lady Gaga is apparently under consideration, perhaps strong consideration, but Gaga has not been named as the headliner.

Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, California.

The 2017 NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show is always spectacular and in recent years it often overshadows the game itself, at least for some. It is no wonder the public and media are eager to engage in discussion about this major American event, but the NFL is not even close to naming their choices, according to International Business Times. Generally, these decisions remain unannounced until as late as December and are kept secret until all details are worked out.

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna are all said to be under consideration for the honor, according to International Business Times, but this may not be an exhaustive list of their considerations.


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Adele will not be performing at the Super Bowl, apparently, but a host of other performers might be under consideration.

Lady Gaga was very proud to have the honor of performing at the Super Bowl 50. She put on an amazing performance of the national anthem. It is likely that she would agree to perform again if she were asked.

Jennifer Lopez says she would be free of other obligations at the time of the Super Bowl and would like to do it if called upon. She has apparently let the NFL Super Bowl committees know that she is available.

The NFL 2017 Super Bowl halftime performance decisions have not been made, and Lady Gaga may or may not headline, pending the final decision.

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