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Reports: Katy Perry to play Super Bowl halftime show

A done deal? Katy Perry will reportedly perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February.
A done deal? Katy Perry will reportedly perform the halftime show at the Super Bowl in February. Associated Press

Katy Perry, Rihanna or Coldplay? Speculation has been that one of those acts would wind up playing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February. And it looks like Perry has scored the gig.

ESPN and other outlets are reporting that the “Roar” singer has been signed to perform in the hallowed footsteps of Beyonce, Madonna, Prince, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.

Speculation surfaced over the summer that she and Rihanna and Coldplay had been approached for the game, to be played Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.

So was Perry being coy on ESPN's “College GameDay“ on Saturday when she said she’s “not the kind of girl to pay to play the Super Bowl.”

The Atlantic seems excited about a Perry show because, well, she puts on a good show.

“Few musicians working today are as ready to take the dubious platform offered by the halftime show and use it to engage, revolt, and spark conversation while avoiding FCC fines and/or hits to the wide appeal of both the artist and the NFL,” entertainment editor Spencer Kornhaber writes today.

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