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During her show this past Saturday in Los Angeles, Adele told the crowd that she had recently turned down the NFL’s offer to play the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show. The NFL, along with sponsor Pepsi, deny that the British singer was ever offered the spot.
Who doesn’t invite Adele to a party?
Whether or not the Grammy winner was offered the halftime show, it appears that Adele isn’t interested in American football, telling the Staples Center crowd, “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on, that show is not about music. 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.”
Okay, so the Super Bowl show is definitely a spectacle and one that takes months to prepare for, but we don’t think Adele should rule it out just yet.
She’s best known for her emotionally wrought ballads that bring even the toughest linebacker to tears, which at first may not seem like typical halftime show tunes. But whose voice can better fill a stadium and help you make sense of all the overpriced and weird Super Bowl commercials? We mean you, puppymonkeybaby.
Adele told the L.A. crowd that the Super Bowl isn’t about music, which we disagree with. Okay, it is about costumes and stages and a light show, but it’s also totally about music and that’s something Adele has oodles of.
Since her 2008 debut 19, Adele has released two more albums and won an Academy Award for “Skyfall” from the James Bond film Spectre, giving her a huge discography to fill 10 minutes. How cool would a performance of “Skyfall” look with NFL-sized fireworks going off behind Adele? Answer—coolest.
Then there’s Adele’s “When We Were Young,” which could totally be turned into a song about remembering the good ol’ days spent watching football with friends. Or something. Whatever, it’s a great song.
Adele could take a few notes from previous performers like Katy Perry, who helped Missy Elliott stage a comeback performance. There are approximately zero artists we can think of who would say ‘no’ to an invite to the Super Bowl from Adele.
We would love to see Adele perform live with her “All I Ask” co-writer Bruno Mars. After two halftime performances, we’re pretty sure the hit-maker knows his way to the Super Bowl stage.
Adele could totally rock out with a marching band, a collabo that would work for a performance of “Rumour Has It” or “Rolling In The Deep.”
When in doubt, add dancing robots.
Adele lists ‘not being able to dance’ as a reason she declined the Super Bowl, which we think is both false and outrageous. First off, there’s her latest video “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” which is four glorious minutes of Adele dancing.
And if she’s still nervous, Adele can take a play from Coldplay’s game book and surround herself with some of the best dancers in the world.