The 2017-18 NFL season is just three weeks in, but plenty of people already have Super Bowl LII on the mind, especially when it comes to which artist will be pegged as the game’s halftime performer. Speculation has long been brewing over who will receive the coveted performance slot during the February 4 championship in Minneapolis, and rumors that Jay-Z was offered and then rejected the gig has amped up talk over potential performers. Check out our picks to rock the stage at Super Bowl LII.
Given that he canceled the final shows of his Purpose World Tour this summer, major performances may be off Bieber’s radar for the time being. However, his seemingly endless collection of hits and collabs could make for an electric halftime show full of surprise guests. Don’t count out The Biebs.
Everyone’s favorite “good girl gone bad” can’t go wrong when it comes producing inescapable music–the kind that’s perfect to get a crowd going. RiRi has been thrown in the mix as a potential halftime performer for a few years now, but will 2018 see it through? We’d like to think so.
Perhaps the most polarizing artist on this list, booking Swift for the Super Bowl could trigger passionate, mixed reactions. However, with upcoming album Reputation serving as her own personal re-branding and garnering substantial buzz, she could end up being a smart choice for the gig.
Barring his 2016 single “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” off his Trolls movie soundtrack, the all-around showman has not released new music since 2013’s The 20/20 Experience, which could be keeping him from being the headliner. However, JT has been getting back to performing recently, with appearances at Rock in Rio and Pilgrimage Festival.
Despite being the voice behind the Sunday Night Football theme, Carrie Underwood is quite the dark horse for the halftime show spotlight. It was recently revealed that she would release a new anthem specifically for the Super Bowl, “The Champion,” which keeps her name in the group of contenders.
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