One of DiC‘s favorites, Bruno Mars, was confirmed to be the Halftime act for Super Bowl XLVIII. The big game will be held on Feb 2nd at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the first time ever. The news was announced during the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast where Mars and his band joined the commentators to celebrate his big gig.
While fans were happy to hear the news, of course there were detractors who didn’t think he was the right performer to go with. Seeing as how the Super Bowl is being held in New Jersey for the first time, many felt that they should have gone with a hometown act like Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi. After the stellar, and flashy, performances from Madonna and Beyonce earlier this year, folks expected another pop singer to get the job.
For anyone who has any doubts that Bruno won’t be able to rock a crowd of that size for 9 minutes, he is currently on a sold out tour, and we can point to many a showstopping performance from this year’s awards shows alone. He has five months to prepare and we’re sure he’ll deliver. In the meantime, check out this Pepsi video featuring a clip of him dressed as Elvis!