[Blind Gossip] The Super Bowl has barely finished and there is already chatter about who next year’s main performer will be. We found out that there are already talks being held, and that there are three factors that are standing in one singer’s way.
The first is that the Super Bowl gig requires months and months of preparation. Our singer is on tour this year.
The second is that the producers want someone with broad audience appeal. One of the criticisms they received about Katy Perry was that the Super Bowl audience was not the same as her fan base. Our singer’s fan base has those same challenges.
The third is that while Katy Perry’s fan base skews young, she had several big “anthem” songs which lent themselves well to sporting events (Roar, Firework). Our singer does not currently have any song like that.
Our singer is impatient. She wants the gig NOW. However, we don’t know how she will manage the schedule, so that alone may force her to wait until 2017. In the meantime, though, look for her to broaden her fan base and come out with at least one big anthem in the next year that includes lyrics of power/victory/winning/teamwork/whatever. “We need a one or two songs that will totally cross gender and age lines. Definitely pop/rock with a heavy beat and a compelling hook. Something that everybody at a football game or a bar or a frat party will all feel good shouting.”
Guess it probably won’t include the word “boyfriend.”