There are three main reasons why millions of Americans to watch the Super Bowl each year: the game, the commercials and the halftime show.
This year’s performance was by Madonna. Yes, she’s an icon, but because we’re the younger generation, this doesn’t excite us at all.
In fact, it was the one part of this important day we weren’t looking forward to. Madonna is 53 years old, and although we respect what she did in the ‘80s, she has no business performing at a Super Bowl halftime show in 2012.
It seems after Janet Jackson and J.T.’s wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the Super Bowl has yet to take a chance. Instead of Madonna, any of the successful artists of the past two years would have been a more exciting performance — mainly because we wouldn’t be subjected to watching a 53-year-old woman dance and sing songs we don’t care about.
We would have preferred Nicki Minaj, Adele, Bruno Mars, Drake or anyone who actually had a No. 1 hit in recent years. So during the halftime segment, we refilled our SOLO cups, took bathroom breaks and even turned the channel for a while.
The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.