It wouldn’t be a Madonna show if it wasn’t controversial, and no doubt, the public was divided on her Super Bowl performance. Some of her fans, and some casual admirers, were very impressed that Madonna pulled a good show off, especially given her age (she’s 53), while others were disappointed that the iconic and fearless performer didn’t turn in a more original and even “shocking” show.
After all, this is the woman who created the “Sex” book and earned worldwide notoriety for “Erotica” and “Justify My Love.” She also made history by swearing like a sailor on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1993—long before it was cool to be a TV rebel.
It’s hard to deny that the show was creative—after all, we had a pom pom segment, a gospel choir and help from LMFAO, Cee Lo Green, Jamie King, Cirque du Soleil, and Moment Factory. All that, plus M.I.A. giving the middle finger to the millions of Super Bowl viewers. Outraged parents should be happy that all we saw from a Madonna show was a finger! Compared to Janet Jackson’s fiasco a few years ago, this was a good show that entertained millions while not stealing the Super Bowl’s thunder.
And score Madonna did! It is estimated that with 114 million viewers, Madonna’s Halftime Show was the highest-rated show in history! Madonna still has us hot and bothered even three decades after her debut! And who can forget some of her most memorable songs such as “Like a Virgin”, “Like a Prayer” and “Vogue”? She is not only a music icon but also a movie icon, as her musical influence was honored in films like Moulin Rouge, while Madonna herself acted in the 1996 film, Evita, singing and acting her way to a Golden Globe award.
Madonna had quite a decade in the 2000s, earning the title of best-selling single Artist of the Decade in the U.S. and also giving birth to Rocco Ritchie. Why not come and celebrate with this living legend as she debuts songs from her new album MDNA on her Madonna World Tour?