Super Bowl 51 For Dummies: Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Event
In case you’ve been too caught up in Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement to remember — Super Bowl is this weekend. So in the off chance you have no idea what’s happening on Sunday for the main event, we got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about the big game.
WHO: The New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
WHEN: Super Bowl LI will be on Sunday, February 5, 3:30 p.m. on Fox.
PERFORMANCES: Coming on the heels of last year’s National Anthem, Lady Gaga will take center field for the big halftime show alongside legendary singer Tony Bennett. “The thing is, is it’s such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it’s been done so many times,” Gaga said during a recent press conference. “I think the challenge is to look at it and say, ‘What can I do differently, how can I elevate certain little things here and there and also make it about the music?'”
Singing the National Anthem will be country star Luke Bryan.
WILL BEYONCE JOIN GAGA?: Now on to more important things: Will Beyonce join Gaga on stage? There were rumors circulating that Beyonce was going to collaborate with the singer given Houston is Bey’s hometown. We also can’t forget that pair has worked together before on two major tracks,”Telephone” and “Video Phone.”
Also, given the recent string of announcements by Bey, it would make sense. Earlier this week, the 35-year-old announced that she is expecting twins and on Thursday, it was confirmed that the singer will be performing at the Grammy Awards later this month. And … it was just last year that the singer delivered her controversial “Formation” performance during the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show.
Unfortunately, Gaga shut down the rumors during a press conference, suggesting, “She’s always very inspiring and gives great advice, she’s a very focused and genuine performer.”
COMMERCIALS: During the game, expect to see commercials by Snickers, Intel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Squarespace, Lexus, Skittles and Avocados. A series of the visuals have already been leaked so for a quick preview, see below.