Katy Perry Super Bowl halftime show wows crowds
Katy Perry wowed the crowds with her Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday, February 1.
The singer used a giant tiger, Lenny Kravitz and backing dancers dressed as sharks in her show.
Katy Perry rattled through a medley of hits during a 12-minute concert that also included a guest appearance from rapper Missy Elliott.
The show ended with Katy Perry singing Firework as actual pyrotechnics exploded above her.
Britney Spears, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were among the celebrities on hand to watch the New England Patriots narrowly beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.
Earlier, Frozen star Idina Menzel kicked off proceedings at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona with the traditional rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Katy Perry, 30, followed such other high-profile half-time performers as Madonna, Beyonce and last year’s interval act, Bruno Mars.
She avoided the controversy that dogged such previous performers as Janet Jackson, whose infamous “wardrobe malfunction” made headlines around the world in 2004.
Katy Perry marked the occasion by having XLIX – the Latin numeral for 49, marking the 49th Super Bowl – tattooed on one of the fingers of her right hand.
“I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight,” tweeted Katy Perry, who also sang excerpts from I Kissed a Girl and Teenage Dream during her set.
Viewers were also treated to new trailers for Jurassic World, Pitch Perfect 2 and other upcoming movies during the ad breaks that punctuated this year’s Super Bowl.
Other highlights included actor Bryan Cranston reviving his Walter White character from Breaking Bad for a car insurance commercial.
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