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Talent Show Judges Who Should Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Football is America’s most popular sport and the Super Bowl is one of the biggest televised events in the world. Being asked to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show is a big deal. The spot is reserved for only top artists with a music catalog that can entertain music lovers of all genres. Everyone from Michael Jackson to Beyoncé has brought their unique showmanship to the Super Bowl Stage.

In 2015 American Idol judge Katy Perry brought her colorful pop tunes and performed in front of an audience of 114 million. That year was the most watched Super Bowl in history. With the 2022 Super Bowl approaching, we are listing other talent show judges who we think could take on the iconic stage.

Kelly Clarkson

American Idol Season 1 winner is in her own lane when it comes to competition show winners. Clarkson winning Idol is just another accomplishment on her resumé. From hit records to coaching The Voice, the singer has cemented herself as a pop music icon. Her long list of rock infused hits will sure get the audience moving. Clarkson also have great ballads in her music box. Ballads usually do really well to end Super Bowl performances.

Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton

Last year’s Super Bowl saw Shakira and Jennifer Lopez join forces to deliver an exhilarating performance. It is actually shocking that America’s favorite sport rarely features country music artists. The genre is huge and top acts continue to shatter touring records. American Idol’s Luke Bryan and The Voice’s Blake Shelton are old friends who could definitely get people moving. The two country singers are not strangers to the Super Bowl. Shelton performed America the Beautiful. In 2017 Bryan performed the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Bringing country music to the Super Bowl can make for an exciting Halftime Show.

Ariana Grande

The Voice coach is a sure bet to perform at the Super Bowl in the not so distant future. Ariana Grande is a huge star who has the voice as well as the music to entertain us all. The Grammy award winning singer has six albums to her name. Grande has multiple number one records and has a list of collaborations that she can perform, which will bring out the likes of Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, and Lizzo.

Miley Cyrus

Speaking of Miley Cyrus, the Season 11 The Voice coach has hit records of her own that she can perform. Cyrus started out as a bubble gum pop star, but in recent years she has turned into a full fledged rock star. The former Hannah Montana actress will bring her unapologetic attitude to the Super Bowl stage. We can picture Cyrus swinging onto the stage on a “wrecking ball” of her own. Last year Cyrus did perform during Super Bowl weekend, so maybe she is one step closer to taking on the main stage.


The Season 8 winning coach of The Voice knows music. Along with his own hits such as the chart-topping “Happy,” Pharrell would be a performer who could bring out the biggest stars to ever touch the Super Bowl stage. The producer has worked with the likes of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jay- Z, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani. He is a hitmaker who could bring different genres, all contributing to the audience dancing during the half hour set.

Gwen Stefani

Quiet as it’s kept, Gwen Stefani has seen insane success throughout her music career. The once rock music princess had one of the biggest selling albums in 2004. The former The Voice coach has sold 10 million albums as a solo artist, and has crossed genres of music throughout her career. It would be fun to see all of the era’s of Stefani on the Super Bowl stage.

Paula Abdul

American Idol original judge Paula Abdul brings the spectacle that the Super Bowl Halftime Show requires. The pop queen has multiple global hits that are well known to fans across all ages. Abdul has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and was listed on Billboard as the 92nd greatest artist of all-time. If you think Abdul still got it, go check out her 2019 Billboard Music Awards performance.

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