The NFL season is just getting underway, but there is already a lot of speculation about the musical acts that might play at halftime of the 2014 Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium.
The Farmer’s Almanac says it might snow for the Super Bowl. The NFL says the weather might be too cold to even have a halftime performance.
But let’s look at the early contenders. 1.) Bon Jovi. Examiner reported in May that Bon Jovi has been asked to play next year’s halftime show by the NFL. The New Jersey band has not yet responded, but they look to be the early favorites.
2.) A New Jersey mix. Count Basie Theatre executive Adam Philipson suggested Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, and Bruce Springsteen, according to NJ.com. The Performing Arts Center’s John Schreiber wants to see a collection of New Jersey artists perform together, like Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli, Kool and the Gang, and Springsteen.
3.) Performing outside of the box. NJ.com mentioned a few ideas that would have to be considered longshots: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Taylor Swift, Train, and even Cirque du Soleil.
4.) Billy Joel. Hays Post recalls that New York’s Joel has sung the Super Bowl’s National Anthem twice but has not performed a halftime show.
5.) Nobody. Superbowl-2014.co reports that according to Super Bowl 2014 organizers, there are no plans for a musical performance at the game.But no show would be the longest shot on the board. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has said pregame and halftime shows are being planned