Top Picks for the next Super Bowl halftime show

Yes, the Super Bowl is in the rear view mirror for most people.

Many are looking forward to the next NFL season and the upcoming NFL Draft in April. Others are looking forward to baseball season.

While I’m among both those crowds, I’m still a little stuck on one thing: the Super Bowl LIII Pepsi Halftime show.

I didn’t stay up to watch the game (I didn’t care who won or lost. Although, everyone would prefer Brady to have lost.) but I did make sure to watch the full halftime show the next morning.

With Maroon 5 as the main artist and features of Travis $cott and Big Boi, I expected better. The band’s song selection would’ve made this a good halftime set in 2010, not 2019. Travis was barely featured in the show, and I felt like they played more of Drake’s part of “Sicko Mode” than Travis’s.

Finally, Big Boi may have been the best part of the halftime show, but it too would’ve been better received in 2010.

Additionally, the whole tease of the Spongebob halftime performance and then lack of good sync with the beat to “Sicko Mode” just made it even more of a mess.

This disaster of a performance led me to ponder this question: who should perform during the Super Bowl LIIII Pepsi Halftime Show?

1. Drake feat. Rihanna & Paul McCartney

Yeah, I know. This a dream mash-up. No way they could pull this off, right?

The ONLY reason I could see it happening is because of how bad last year’s halftime show was. There is a need to make a splash.

Drake, as the main artist, could open his set with some of his classics, such as “Headlines”, “Nice for What”, and “Over” before transitioning into “Work” with Rihanna.

Give Ri-Ri a chance to perform “Disturbia” and finish it off “FourFiveSeconds” with Paul McCartney. While this might have Drake take a backseat in the last couple songs of the performance, I think anyone would let McCartney provide a show-stopping cap to the set.

2. Cardi B feat. Bruno Mars & Christina Aguilera

Cardi is at the top of her game, and would be a high-energy performer for the halftime show.

She could kick off the set with “Bartier Cardi” and “Drip” before transitioning into “Finesse” with Bruno Mars.

With Mars being the talented performer that he is, the duo could perform Carid’s “I Like It” before ending it with a bang with Christina.

I’m thinking “Ain’t No Other Man” would be a fine ending. Definitely better than Maroon’s 5 set.

3. Ariana Grande feat. Shawn Mendes & Usher

Ariana is another star at the top of her game. As of this writing, she has the top 3 spots on the Billboard.

Of course, Grande would have to begin her set with “7 Rings” followed by “Thank U Next.”

Mendes can stroll out and perform “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” before Usher comes out and caps the show with a trio performance of “U Remind Me” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love.”

In my opinion, this performance would draw a widespread audience, and have more entertainment value than this past year’s show.

Of course, these are just dream scenarios.

If you have any show suggestions, leave them in the comments section below.

Cale Ahearn

I am currently a Digital Content Producer at WPMT-FOX43, at least that's my day job. I am a graduate of Shippensburg University that majored in Communications/Journalism. My goal and dream is to cover professional sports for a living. I am a lifelong Philadelphia Sports fan, and am a diehard of the Phillies, Eagles, and Sixers. Ultimately, my goal is to make 789 Media the best it can be, your one-stop-shop for news, music and entertainment news, sports, and anything you could want for your homepage of your web browser to be. I hope you enjoy the content of our site as much as we enjoy creating it.

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