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Posted on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 12:09 p.m.

How do you like the choice of Madonna for Super Bowl halftime entertainment?

By Staff

The NFL announced last night that a certain onetime University of Michigan dance student will be the featured entertainment for this season's Super Bowl halftime show.

Madonna Louise Ciccone, (much) better known as simply Madonna, was announced for arguably the highest-profile gig in show business. Madonna, who has sold more than 300 million records, will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Just before heading to New York to pursue fame and fortune in the late 1970s, Madonna spent three terms studying dance at the University of Michigan. She was born in Bay City and grew up in Rochester.

So, what do you think of the selection? Vote in the poll and/or leave a comment below:

The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year, with more than 162 million in the U.S. tuning in to see The Black Eyed Peas' performance with Slash and Usher in Dallas at halftime of Green Bay's Super Bowl win over Pittsburgh last February.

Madonna, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, will join such acts as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, The Who and the Rolling Stones to perform during recent Super Bowls. She will collaborate with a team from Cirque du Soleil, choreographer Jamie King, and artists from Moment Factory.

Madonna, currently in the studio working on a new album, has a new film "W.E." which she directed, wrote and produced and will open nationally two days before the NFL's signature event.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 4:16 p.m.

So many Madonna haters! I love Madonna, she will put on a good show. This is also a good fit with a lot of the demographs for the super bowl. People of every age knows who she is, are familiar with a lot of her music and both men and women like her. It also captures non football enthusiasts who will tune in just to watch the half time, just like people tune in just to watch the commercials. For many it is seeing her in "concert" that might not otherwise. It also, even though advertisers are probably already in place helps with selling specific ad spots (or pricing thereof). Advertisers expect a big name show. I doubt very much she will have a wardorbe malfunction. Madonna is known for being a perfectionist and she is too savy of a business woman, she would know that the backlash would be huge and she would not risk it. She, although indroducing the world to lingerie fashion is quite conservative/protective when it comes to her own family, I don't see her flashing any rosebuds in front of her children or father. all the "new" girls are just rehashed Madonna, every thing "retro" is in vogue, think of how many of us like 80's music. Gaga is a talented performer but she is no Madonna and never will be. Madonna by the way hasn't had a public meltdown, had a stint in rehab, abused drugs (rarely drinks) or shown to have texted naked pictures of herself, nor had a 72 day marriage, I'm pretty sure she's never been arrested. She rose to fame through hardwork determination and wasn't the product of youtube, facebook, a reality show or a casting call for Disney, she also wasn't the child of a famous person. Stop hating on Madonna!


Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 6:29 p.m.

She rose to fame through selling sex and her body. Period. She has no other talent.


Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 3:07 p.m.

Madonna is a no talent bimbo. They've been doing so well for the last few years, and now they blew it with this. Only way it could be even passably interesting is with a wardrobe malfunction.

David Briegel

Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 3:48 p.m.

One could only hope!


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 8:48 p.m.

Madonna rocks!!


Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 3:41 p.m.

I am glad I am reading this. I have no problems with her and hope she does some of her old stuff and not her new album that came out this year. BTW Madonna looks good for a woman of my age.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 8:27 p.m.

Wouldn't it be cool if they could resurrect (to keep with the religious theme) a band like Boston or The Doors? Or, perhaps more fitting, Black Sabbath?


Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 2:03 a.m.

ttc I was never a follower of BS, consequently wouldn't be aware of their history. Anyway, the commercials make the whole game that much more entertaining, and the half-time gig is a perfect time to do the seventh-inning stretch thing.

Blue Marker

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 9:13 p.m.

Ah, both the lead singer from Boston as well as The Doors is dead. That makes it a little tough. Why not two artist mixing the new with the old. Maybe The Cars and The Black Keys or John Mellencamp and the Foo Fighters. Just a thought.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 8:47 p.m.

Black Sabbath is getting ready to tour my friend.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 8:17 p.m.

At least it's not Nickelback.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 7:55 p.m.

Where is the petition to stop this act? Guess they're trying to target the "Over-the-hill" crowd for the Super Bowl


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 7:24 p.m.

I guess Lady Gaga turned them down. Even I consider her over-the-hill and I'm a lot older than she is. Yawn.


Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 7:18 p.m.

Super Bowl extravaganzas are known for their over-the-top lameness why should this one be any different? When the half-time entertainment show comes on is when most of us make a sandwich or take a potty break anyhow.

Top Cat

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 7:02 p.m.

I would rather see a high school marching band than this parade of out of tune, vintage rock & roll has beens.

David Briegel

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 : 5:31 p.m.

It should be quite a religous experience on the Sabbath. The MADONNA at the Super Bowl!


Tue, Dec 6, 2011 : 3:33 p.m.

Will the Pope be there?