So how did Katy Perry do?
The Pepsi Super Bowl Half Time show went down in Arizona on Sunday, as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks sat tied at 14, delivering a once-in-a-career spotlight to pop minx Perry — and she didn’t disappoint.
Given the mega-selling artist has always had an affinity for the cartoonish, her set pieces were fitting for an event like the Super Bowl: a massive metallic lion, twerking chess pieces and dancing sharks and beach balls peppered her performance.
Lenny Kravitz joined her in a cover of “I Kissed A Girl,” showing up briefly and rather anticlimactically. The day was saved by a super-svelte, much-appreciated Missy Elliott as she danced through a medley of her classics. Kravitz made sense as counter-programming to Perry’s hyper femininity, but Elliott was a seemingly random addition that wound up pushing the performance further.
The full set list included “Roar,” “Dark Horse,” “I Kissed A Girl” featuring Lenny Kravitz, “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls” and a rousing version of “Firework.” Elliot brought back beloved jams like “Work It” and “Lose Control” while Perry grinded nearby.
The show closed with Perry floating through the arena on a floating star belting “Firework” as actual colored sparklers lit up the Arizona sky. Perry joins recent halftime performers like Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Madonna.
Perry gave a moving review to herself, tweeting approval and excitement to a photo from her teens:
Today is for this girl. She had the dream, always believed in herself & her worth. Today she is the one smiling. pic.twitter.com/9jMh3hWubz
Watch the performance here, and give us your thought’s on Perry’s halftime performance in comments.