The biggest event in football takes place this weekend (February 13th) and rumors are swirling of a Tupac Shakur hologram, but another artist who had a hologram was the blueprint for half-time shows in the modern era.
Dr. Dre is scheduled to head the Superbowl LVI halftime show with Snoop, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and aforementioned rumor of Tupac Shakur. The sporting league has come a long way from the way it use to present its halftime break for viewers.
The Detail goes into depth on how the most watched musical concert, helped to keep the NFL as the biggest televised sporting event for decades. The show did not become what it is today without the game changer in 1993. That year the “King Of Pop” utilized the large television audience to give what some believe is a top five Michael Jackson performance.
The Super Bowl and more importantly its halftime entertainment extravaganza is known for its flashy spectacle of glitz and outstanding performance by a rotation of the biggest stars in music. There have been some other iconic performers at the event.
Throughout MJ’s performance, Jackson sang “Billie Jean,” “We Are The World,” and his familiar hits. He delivered his trademark moonwalking and amazed fans with some trickery that had him all over the field. Despite the limited technology of the 90s, Jackson was able to bring the Super Bowl into the future, and it is one of those performances that have stood out over the years.
Back in 2016, Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars got together for a halftime show that blew everyone away. Beyonce stole the show with her marching band entrance and was impacted by Michael Jackson’s attire from 1993.
Michael Jackson’s biggest rival in the 1980’s was Prince. He too showed his greatness at the event in 2007. The Artist Formerly known as Prince delivered a legendary show for viewers with performing his classic songs such as “Purple Rain.”
Who knows where 2022’s half-time show will end up in the list of all-time great shows of the past.