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Superbowl Halftime: How’d Madonna Do?

Photo: Madonna performs at the Superbowl February 5, 2012

My mother informed me that she had just seen the Superbowl halftime performance starring Madonna.

Well? How was it? I asked her.

She sighed and looked at me really tired. “I think Madonna’s very talented,” she said. I thought this was really funny. Mom! It’s not like you’re gonna offend the “kid”; Madonna’s 53 years old!

I watched Madonna’s halftime performance online later. And—this is a little weird, because she is such an amazing dancer—those stiletto boots are obviously killing her. Sometimes she looks like she’s never walked in heels before.

By many accounts Madonna’s show elicited mixed reviews, with critics particularly maligning her latest, “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” (Yeah, I’m not into it, either.)

In the meantime! M.I.A. took the stage during the show (along with Nicki Minaj), and she threatened to make the night all her own. Deadline:

During tonight’s show, headlined by Madonna, one of the guest singers, British rapper M.I.A., gave viewers the finger directly into the camera, and NBC’s censors weren’t fast enough to obscure it. The network, which carries the Super Bowl this year, attempted to blur the gesture but was late by almost a second. “We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime,” the network’s spokesperson said. “It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”

Yep! M.I.A. flipped off the cameras, incensing the censors. Phew! I’m glad something happened last night; otherwise the show might’ve been a total bore.

(Image via Popbytes.)

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  • Meh.. always too much effort for so little greatness achieved..God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

  • I’m not sure where you’re going with that bird reference, but I do agree that she sure does bring out the pyrotechnics, but could it be to camouflage the fact that she doesn’t do much dancing anymore, although her voice, unless it’s been artificed, is still good?

    I compare the footage I saw of her Superbowl show to what I saw in Truth or Dare (performance wise). She killed it in those days. Doing incredible dance moves, singing live, emoting in a way that really moved me.

    Maybe it’s the lousy quality of the vidoes I watched on Youtube but she just seems so wooden and stiff. Maybe she should scrap the hells and wear some decent dancing shoes.

  • Ugh, Madonna just gave me a headache. She’s so lame and she clearly doesn’t put her heart into it. She always has that smug face like she’s just there to condescend to us.

    Agree on your Kelly Clarkson comments – girlfriend nailed it.

  • I was lucky enough to go to this years game, i have a friend who had a box during the super bowl. When the winged dancer holding the lyre came dancing around Madonna… My youngest said: he looks like one of the flying monkeys in the wizard of oz…