Nellie Andreeva

Two months after speculation first started making the rounds, NBC and the NFL tonight confirmed that Madonna will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI on February 5. Madonna’s set will be created by a team from Cirque du Soleil; Madonna’s frequent collaborator, creative director/choreographer Jamie King; and multimedia artists from Moment Factory. The choice of Madonna continues a recent trend of going with older performers outside the adults 18-49 demo. Aside from The Black Eyed Peas, the list of recent Super Bowl halftime acts includes The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

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