The Greatest Show on Turf


Gavin Haines (Junior), Reporter

The Superbowl halftime show has been a staple in America for decades. Many superstars have performed in the show such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, etc. The halftime show brings in a plethora of views along with watching the game.

“I love watching the halftime show, it adds an element of excitement to the Superbowl. It draws a wide crowd of people in,” said junior Kayden Sloggett.

The most famous performance of all time was by none other than Prince. He performed at the 2007 halftime show. The performance became even more popular after his death in 2016. Prince performed a wide selection of songs including We Will Rock You, Best of you, and ended it with a guitar solo of Purple Rain in the rain. The only Superbowl to have rain. The show raked in one of the most watched events in television history with 133.4 million viewers.

“That was by far my favorite show I’ve ever seen, the whole crowd was into it and the energy he created was unreal,” said freshman Joel Acton.

The worst Superbowl halftime show according to Rolling Stones, was the Black Eyed Peas performance at the Superbowl. Their outfits said it all, they rolled out light up robot suits. The group didn’t move much on stage and seemed like they had better things to do.

“That was probably the worst one I have seen in a long time, cool affects but underwhelming performance,” said senior Braxton Stoops.

This year’s halftime show featured a number of famous artists including Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mary J Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar. This was one of the most popular shows in a while. Snoop Dogg stole the show with his great vocals and even better dance moves.

“This was my favorite I’ve ever seen; I like how they added a lot more artists this year. I think they did a really good job including popular artists from the past decades that would cover a lot of audiences,” said junior Cayman Huntsman.