Super Bowl XLVII Will Have Another Terrible Halftime Show

Chad IrvineContributor IIIFebruary 5, 2012

Madonna performing with LMFAO at the Bridgestone Halftime Show
Madonna performing with LMFAO at the Bridgestone Halftime ShowAl Bello/Getty Images

Previously I wrote a story about the tradition of recent Super Bowl halftime shows. The big game always tries to book the biggest acts for the halftime show. I was skeptical about Madonna this year, and the show was okay, other than the obvious lip syncing.

The other artists who joined her included Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green and MIA. The last ruined the halftime show for at least the next year, if not more. At one point midway through the show, MIA flipped "the bird" to the camera, and less than a second later, NBC switched cameras to cover up what had just happened, with a blur as well.

Of course, the halftime show has lacked luster ever since the "wardrobe malfunction" from Janet Jackson. All this means is that there will be another show of musicians past their prime trying to show the world that they still have "it." We all know that they don't. It was obvious that Madonna was lip syncing through the show. The other artists who joined Madonna were the ones who made the show spectacular.

Next year, I wouldn't be surprised to have Journey or The Eagles perform. The artists who perform at the show need to be more modern, more popular. The way things are going now, it will take another 20 years to get Lil' Wayne, Adele or another modern artist in on the act. Thanks MIA, you have disappointed fans for years to come with more halftime shows that lack in spectacle.

A video of the event can be found at the following link: