The National Football League has chosen Katy Perry to perform her hit song “Roar” during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. In August, it was reported that Perry was on the shortlist of acts the NFL had under consideration, along with Rihanna and Coldplay. However, this year there was a catch—the NFL asked the three finalists to make a “financial contribution” to the league.
Perry visited ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday, October 4th, and shot down rumors that she would “pay to play” on the Super Bowl stage. According to Perry, she’s “not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl.”
The NFL chose Perry to perform on football’s biggest day because of her range of current hits, relatively family-friendly music, and impressive social media following. With 58.1 million Twitter followers, she is the most popular celebrity on the social media site.
A record of 111.5 million viewers watch last season’s Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, in which Bruno Mars performed during halftime. Lets see how many viewers Perry can draw in during Super Bowl XLIX!