The NFL has narrowed down the list of musicians who could perform live at halftime of the 2015 Super Bowl. The league is reportedly down to Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay, according to The Wall Street Journal.
That is, if they would be willing to pay the league in order to secure one of the biggest gigs in the world. The report says the NFL was met with a "chilly reception" from each artist's representatives, so it remains to be seen whether any of the three will take the offer.
More than 115 million viewers tuned in to the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, which were three times more than for the Oscars and 10 times more than watched last year's MTV VMAs.
The only other band of note that's been linked to the Super Bowl is Weird Al Yankovic. That's because more than 125,000 people have signed an online petition proposing that Weird Al perform during the the Super Bowl halftime show.
Personally, Coldplay would be good, but they'd be third or fourth in my preferences behind Metallica, Imagine Dragons, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses (if they ever reunite the originals) and maybe AC/DC (they're pretty long in the tooth at this point).
Haha the Bengals are coming out to "Roar" by Katy Perry— Magglio Ordonez (@KingOfLeone) September 17, 2013
They're playing Katy Perry before introducing the #bengals. This isn't going to go well— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) September 17, 2013
The bengals won't win the Super Bowl just because they play Katie Perry's Roar after wins at home...— CentervilleElkTrack (@msomerlot) September 17, 2013
The Cincinnati Bengals were forced to stop using Katy Perry's "Roar" because fans got mad. Now? She might do halftime at the Super Bowl? Ha!— Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) August 19, 2014