Super Bowl 2012: 5 Future Halftime Shows That Should Be Considered

Alex Giobbi@@alexgiobbiAnalyst IJanuary 19, 2012

Super Bowl 2012: 5 Future Halftime Shows That Should Be Considered

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    Aside from the game and the commercials, the Super Bowl is known for its halftime show, where a world-famous musical act performs a medley of its most famous songs.

    Last year, it was the Black Eyed Peas, the year before, The Who. 

    This year's performer will be Madonna, otherwise known as the original Lady Gaga.

    To avoid the mistake of hiring another horrible-sounding geriatric or bad new musical act, the halftime show committee should figure out ahead of time who they want to perform.

    With this list, I give my ideas.

Bon Jovi

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    Having Jon Bon Jovi perform at halftime would be interesting. He has several top-of the-chart songs, like Livin' on a Prayer, It's My Life, Who Says You Can't Go Home, etc.

    Not only that, but the Jersey native would be an excellent choice for the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey.

    Bon Jovi is also a great choice because he has football ties. At one time, he was the owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football franchise.  

Hatsune Miku

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    We live in an age in which computers can make music, and people will enjoy it. Case in point, Hatsune Miku.

    Miku, a virtual singer known as a vocaloid, is immensely popular in Japan, and after her live concert in Los Angeles last year, she has started to gain a large Western following. 

    An unofficial poll site, known as The Top 10s, recently asked music fans who they would want to perform at the 2012 Olympics. As of this writing, Miku is in first place with 15 percent of the vote.

    The only drawback is that she doesn't sing English...yet.

    Currently, Crypton Media is completing an English voice bank for its star diva, as well as her companion vocaloids.

    Give her two years, and she'll be a good choice to perform at the halftime show.

A Medley of Rappers

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    Why not go back to the idea of having multiple performers, like before Nipplegate forced the organizers to focus on one act? In this case, the performers would all be rappers. 

    Kanye West, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Ludacris, all on the same stage.

    Have each rapper pick his most popular song and combine them to make a medley.

    Although some parents might find the show offensive, it would be a refreshing break from the geriatrics and the horrible performance by Black Eyed Peas last year.  

Justin Bieber, or Anything for the Younger or Female Fans (Hopefully Never)

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    I'm in the same boat with everyone else. I hate Justin Bieber, I hate Lady Gaga. In fact, the only reason I included this slide is because the show would appeal to the younger audience, maybe even increase viewership, thanks to all the Bieber fan-girls. 

    Although almost every red-blooded American man would crucify me for saying this, I only do this because the idea is marketable.

    Not many girls watch the Super Bowl, so the idea of Bieber performing would pique their interest.  

Green Day

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    Moving aside from the sugary pop, an alternative band like Green Day would be an interesting option. Alternative rock bands get almost no love these days. 

    Green Day's songs appeal to the younger and somewhat older audience. After all, they have plenty of good songs that would sound great on the big stage.