It's Official: Katy Perry In, Coldplay Out For Super Bowl Halftime Show
Much of the world will probably never know just how close we came to ultimate disaster: until just a few hours ago, there was a real chance that Coldplay would be the featured performers at the 2015 Super Bowl.
But just as in the movie War Games, global thermonuclear destruction was avoided at the last minute. Katy Perry has been chosen to perform at the Super Bowl show, ending a couple of months of speculation between the three finalists (Rihanna was the other). Forbes:
Coldplay was another solid option, but this perhaps isn’t the right time for them to play. While they’re one of the least offensive groups around and are phenomenally successful—some would say they’re the most popular band in the world that’s still charting well with new material—2014 hasn’t been their year. The band’s new record Ghost Stories did debut at number one in the US, but so far it’s been less notable than previous releases.
— AXS.com (@axs) October 12, 2014
This ends my dream -- and the dream of many Americans -- to have Weird Al Yankovic do the Super Bowl show. A Change.org petition to that effect had gathered more than 100,000 signatures.
Still no word, however, on if Perry will "pay to play". The NFL wanted the three finalists to give "a contribution" to the league for the rights to play the halftime show, but Perry was quoted thereafter as saying she's "not the type of girl to pay." So did she change her mind, or did the NFL give in? The answer is shrouded in mystery.
READ: Katy Perry Vs. The NFL: Will She Pay To Play Super Bowl? [SportsGrid]
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