Add some pop to the game!
Football fans and those who are fond of
Maroon 5 will celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl with plenty of play-by-plays and pop music. As per Variety, "Maroon 5 will be the halftime performers at the 2019 Super Bowl, multiple sources confirm." Note: The Pepsi Halftime Show.
The band is certainly mainstream enough, but is the football crowd into The Voice judge and his crew as much as they are for say, Beyoncé or Justin Timberlake? We'll have to tune in to see how the band performs and how the audience reacts.
But will Maroon 5 alone be enough to wow the folks and the stadium and those at home sitting on their sofas? Collaborations are often the key to taking a halftime performance to the next level. Sure, the band is cool and they have a bunch of hit songs to keep the show moving, but today's fans need more fun and flair in order to deem the show as a success.
Will we see Christina Aguilera belt out a duet with Levine? How 'bout Cardi B? Future would be fantastic as would Kendrick Lamar. All have worked with the band before and would extend the appeal to a wider audience. Not to mention the tons of talent that would take over the stage.
If you're no football fan but want to watch for the entertainment portion of the program, the band will be on your television on February 3, coming to you from Atlanta, GA. Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, and Sam Farrar of Maroon 5 will make the halftime show special, whether or not they add extra spice to the set. And Levine must be excited. In a '15 interview with the
Hollywood Reporter he shared, "We very actively want to play the Super Bowl." Dreams do come true.
While this show is unlikely to draw in viewership as huge as the all-time record set by Katy Perry in 2015 ( 120.7 million people tuned in), they'll still be expected to pull out as many bells and whistles as a pop band can. And we're not talking "wardrobe malfunctions." Sorry Janet.
As for who is singing the National Anthem? Still TBD. Last year P!nk was patriotic, and before her Luke Bryan, Lady Gaga, and Idina Menzel did their duty. As long as Roseanne doesn't butcher the "Banner" and whoever's chosen can remember all the words and hit the high notes, we'll be alright.
So, tune in, watch the guys play their hearts out on the field and behind the mics, and cheer for the team you hope will win. Maroon 5 will supply the soundtrack and set the tone for the 2019 Super Bowl.
Melissa A. Kay is a New York-based writer, editor, and content strategist. Follow her work on Popdust as well as sites including TopDust, Chase Bank, P&G, Understood.org, The Richest, GearBrain, The Journiest, Bella, TrueSelf, Better Homes & Gardens, AMC Daycare, and more.
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