Madonna’s Super Bowl Half Time Show: Hot or Not?
Madonna’s Super Bowl half time performance received split reactions from viewers, and the CollegeCandy office was divided down the middle with lovers and haters. The result? We let one of editors and one of our writers go head to head for an all out battle on the matter.
Jenny, CollegeCandy’s Editor-In-Chief thought Madge’s performance was one of the greatest things she’s ever seen! (Okay, that might be taking it a little far…but it was better than the Black Eyed Peas fiasco of 2011.) Garnet, CC’s lovely and talented intern, happened to think otherwise. Was Madonna’s performance hot or not? Read what our girls had to say, then leave your own comments below!
JENNY: Madonna is 53 and STILL dances like Beyonce!
GARNET: Madonna is 53 and should know better than to wear weird pointy gold headpieces
JENNY: The whole performance was over the top and fantastical- exactly what we would expect from Madonna and definitely super bowl worthy. There can be no doubt in anyone’s mind–she’s still got it.
GARNET: Madge is desperate – she’s worried no one will buy her new album, so she did the halftime show for free and went overboard trying to make it cool.
JENNY: She even ‘slips’ to the beat. I’ve never seen a better recovery to an almost accident. Give the girl some credit, she was dancing on bleachers in three inch heels!
GARNET: She was dancing, and she even sounded like she was actually singing, but the way she said “I’m sexy and I know it” like somebody’s mom ruined the whole thing.
JENNY: Quite possibly the coolest stage/lighting effects of all time. Anyone on MDMA, I mean, listening to MDNA would say it was a perfect representation of the new album.
GARNET: The lights were awesome, I’ll give you that. But there were only a few good shots of the stage from far away where we could really see what was happening. Most of the time, we were just seeing awkward close ups of Madonna shaking her nonexistent booty. The woman is like one giant muscle.
JENNY: Hey, there was no wardrobe malfunction, and she blew the Black Eyed Peas out of the water.
GARNET: Madonna’s entire outfit was a wardrobe malfunction. What was that on her head? And she looked like she was going to break her back dancing in those heels.
GARNET: Gladiators, really? What a bizarre theme, especially when Madonna started by singing “Vogue.” I loved seeing Madge sing some of her older songs, but I think “Vogue” would have been better if she had actually been voguing. I mean, come on.
JENNY: The last song on her new album is “Beautiful Killer” and no one makes a hotter gladiator than Madonna.
GARNET: Lady… Madonna? Lady Gaga rightfully gets lots of flack for imitating Madonna – almost everything she does, Madonna did first. But those gladiator boys look an awful lot like the dancers in “Alejandro.” Come on Madonna, you’re the queen. Don’t copy Lady Gaga.
JENNY: Did “Alejandro” have slackline acrobats? Back flips on a bouncing tight rope tops all dry humping in Gaga’s video. Where Gaga did trashy, Madonna goes classy.
GARNET: LMFAO makes everything bad. The show died the minute they came on stage. I didn’t think “Party Rock Anthem” could get any worse, until Madonna straddled one of the guys from LMFAO and things got ugly. I think I died a little inside when Madonna joined in for the “everyday I’m shufflin” dance.
JENNY: BUT Cee Lo Green makes everything better. I won’t argue that LMFAO lessened the performance quality (I mean, really, WTF were they wearing?), but Cee Lo and the marching band more than compensated.
GARNET: M.I.A. looked like she was going to die of boredom. And you know it was a boring show when the one part everyone remembers was M.I.A. giving the camera the finger.
JENNY: M.I.A. would use any opportunity to make a statement. It was the only way she could compete with Madonna’s spotlight.
GARNET: World peace, really? Sure, Madge, I’m all for world peace. But you thought it would be a good idea to add that right after “Like A Prayer,” the song about blowjobs? I guess that’s one way to go about it.
JENNY: True or false: The world would be a more peaceful place if more people had orgasms…