At this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Beyonce and Bruno Mars put on a show for the ages, while Coldplay was…also present. Now, it’s time to pick to the entertainment for Super Bowl 51’s halftime act, and so far, the front-runner is Adele, which could make this the weepiest halftime show of all-time:
A source from the National Football League allegedly told The Sun, “There is nobody bigger in the world than Adele right now and organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up. She’s sold out every date on her tour, everyone wants a piece of her and they know they can bank on her bringing in the viewers.” The insider added, “It’s Adele’s nerves that are the issue — it hasn’t been an easy sell.”
If Adele does become this year’s halftime entertainment, it would continue the trend of pop-friendly performers being chosen for the duties. In the wake of the “wardrobe malfunction” during Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s performance, the halftime show initially went with classic rock acts like Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, but once the controversy wore off, more contemporary performers were chosen, as Beyonce, Madonna, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry have all handled the honors in recent years.