Katy Perry, Super Bowl XLIX, Halftime Review

I love doing reviews and the Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show is included. Two years ago it was Beyoncè, last year Bruno Mars (click HERE for that review), and this year KATY PERRY! I’m a huge fan of her music and I was interested in seeing not only what she’d perform, but how she would do it.

I had expected for her to perform:

  • ‘Firework’
  • Roar’
  • ‘California Gurls’
  • ‘Dark Horse’
  • ‘Last Friday Night’

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Out of those five, she performed four. Not too shabby for my predictions. She came out to “Roar’ on a  geometric lion in a fiery two piece. Switch over to ‘Dark Horse’ with the same geometric themed set and then insert Lenny Kravitz jamming to ‘I Kissed a Girl.’ She didn’t show too much skin, but she dropped it for Lenny. She then had an outfit change into a beach ball inspired two piece and performed ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘California Gurls.’ The set for that reminded me her ‘This Is How We Do’ video (click HERE for to check it out) with the dancing shark, beach balls, surf board, and palm trees.

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Just when you thought it was over, it wasn’t. She kept going and I don’t mean that in a good way. She then brought out Missy Elliot who performed not one, not two, but THREE SONGS: ‘Get Ur Freak On,’ ‘Work It,’ and ‘Lose Control.’ No pop when she came out. Katy threw on a dope hoodie and even did a little choreo during ‘Get Ur Freak On.’ Just a little two step. Missy took me back with the hits though. I surely rapped along.

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Once Missy was done Katy came back out and did ‘Firework as she floated through the arena on a Star that looked like something from a kids show. I was ok with her other outfits, but I didn’t like the star dress. She could’ve just done all sequins or something.

Overall the performance was pretty boring. Boring as in I wasn’t all that interested. There was no pop from the crowd, no buzz. I love that she brought out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot, but this new generation doesn’t know who they are. No one seemed to scream when Missy came out.  Lenny Kravitz wasn’t a surprise because they kept saying through the first half that he’d be a part of the performance. How do you bring out someone and have them do three songs and you’re the headliner? She could’ve started rapping or something.

It just wasn’t what I expected and when it was over I was ready for the game to come back on. She did too much and while it’s great to bring out other stars during her set, it was just too much music. Never thought I’d say that, but it was. I would’ve preferred for her to elongate the songs she performed.

Russell Wilson took a shower and changed into a new uniform during Halftime. That pun right there shows that I could’ve been doing something else. Eh, it was alright. It wasn’t horrible, just not great compared to her predecessors.

Last year the game was a dud with a great Super Bowl performance. This year it was reversed. Still a fan of KP, just not this performance. Until next year…

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