Adele Turns Down Super Bowl Spot, Singer Confirms She Was Asked But Said No
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After speculations surfaced that Adele was going to be the main performer during Super Bowl 17, the multi-awarded singer finally said her piece to put talks to rest. Adele has turned down the offer to perform in the said event after the NFL asked her to participate.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” the Grammy winning singer said, per a video posted on Twitter. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music,” she added. “And I don’t really—I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”
Previous reports stated that Adele was one of the picks because she’s popular with many types of audience, not to mention that she’s also one of the most successful artists to date. The Super Bowl has at least 100 million viewers every year, which guarantees another monumental coverage for any singer performing.
Katy Perry’s performance back in 2015 netted the largest audience to date with 118 million viewers, per Deadline. Last season’s entertainers were headlined by Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyonce.
But Super Bowl halftime shows are all about high energy performances and effects. Adele’s repertoire is largely ballad and soulful music, which actually might not work for the show. Meanwhile, the NFL is also said to be considering Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift, according to speculations.
Watch Adele’s actual statement regarding the Super Bowl below:
Adele ne fera pas la mi-temps du #SuperBowl. Elle a été contactée mais a décliné l’invitation #AdeleLive2016 pic.twitter.com/7c03cwMCSF
— Adele France (@AdeleSourceFR) August 14, 2016