UPDATE: In case you missed it, watch Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show 2012 here!
Super Bowl Sunday 2012 is finally here, as the New York Giants gear up to take on the New England Patriots at 6:30 p.m. EST in Indianapolis.
Although the rivalry for Super Bowl XLVI might cause some excitement, there is another event Sunday night that will really get the blood pumping - Madonna's first-ever Super Bowl halftime show performance.
The Queen of Pop will take to the stage Sunday night and perform for more than 110 million viewers. I am so excited to be here [and] incredibly nervous, she told reporters. This is a Midwestern girl's dream, to be performing the Super Bowl halftime, so if I speak fast or run out of breath, you'll know why. Because of the immense exposure, the Detroit native is doing this one for free. Instead of a paycheck, she will get free promotion for her new album MDNA, out March 26.
As someone who has traveled the world and has been one of the most famous stars of the last 30 years, Madonna said that the Super Bowl halftime show 2012 will be one of her proudest moments, especially for her father. I'm sure of all the things I've ever done in my life, this will be the thing he's most excited about, she said.
I was raised in the Midwest, and he is the personification of Midwestern values. He gave me the work ethic that I have, so if I'm a hard-working girl that never stops, it's because of him.
Madonna, who recovered just in time from a hurt leg and a bumped nose, promised that there would be no wardrobe malfunctions at her performance, a la Janet Jackson's halftime show in 2004.
Great attention to detail has been paid to my wardrobe. There will be no wardrobe malfunctions. Promise, she told reporters. Madonna is the first woman invited back to perform at the Super Bowl since Jackson's nip-slip.
Here are all the details you need to know for the Super Bowl halftime show 2012 plus two teaser clips to hold you until Sunday night.
Super Bowl 2012 will start at 6:30 p.m. EST. Since football is notorious for its stoppages, penalties and tons of Super Bowl commercials, you can expect Madonna to hit the stage at approximately 8 p.m. or 8:15 p.m. EST. She revealed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that she has a 12-minute set, with an eight-minute set-up and a seven-minute strike
Madonna is not the only big name to hit the stage Sunday night. She will be joined by rap goddess Nicki Minaj, MIA, Cee Lo Green and LMFAO.
Madonna's set list has also been revealed, though it is likely that surprise songs will be added in as every showman loves to give the crowd an unexpected thrill.
Madonna's set list currently includes: Gimmie All Your Luvin', Ray of Light, Vogue, Music and Holiday. Minaj and MIA are both featured on Madonna's new song, Gimmie All Your Luvin', and appear in the music video.
Where Can You Watch?
You can watch the Super Bowl 2012 and the Super Bowl halftime show 2012 live on NBC. You can also watch the Super Bowl live streaming online at NFL.com/superbowl. Click here to view the stream. This is the first time ever the NFL is offering a live online stream.
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