Madonna wows crowds at Super Bowl XLVI
She declared she had to put on ‘the greatest show on earth, during the greatest show on Earth’ and Madonna certainly didn’t disappoint.
The singer, 53, put on an impressive performance during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.
Madge put on an energetic and fun show with help from LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, MIA and Cee Lo Green.
The halftime show opened with a huge procession of Egyptian soldiers carrying a large platform as the intro to Vogue began.
Behind a series of feathers Madonna emerged and appeared to be invoking her inner Cleopatra-cum-Roman solider.
The singer was dressed in a pair of over-the-knee boots, a black dress by Givenchy with a golden Roman-inspired skirt over the top, and a short cape.
She also donned a golden headpiece custom made by milliner to the stars Philip Treacy.
She lip-synced her way through the hit 80’s hit as she strut around the stage with supersized projections be displayed on the stage beneath her.
As she ‘Vogued’ her way around the stage throwing angular shapes around with her arms Madonna paid homage to the magazine with graphics covering the floor.
Next up came Music where she took to the bleachers, and suffered her small slip-up as she danced her way down the steps with a group of gymnastic males.
As a dancer on a wire showed off his skills she hip thrust her way through the performance.
LMFAO then joined her on stage and the song was mashed up with their hit.
Madonna was seen climbing onto the shoulders of one of the band before hip thrusting some more on the DJ booth.
With a rip of her skirt and a grab of some golden pom poms the show moved seamlessly into her new track Give Me All Your Luvin.
As well as a team of cheerleaders Madonna was joined by Nicki Minaj and MIA and the performances formed a triangle with Madonna at the head.
While the focus was clearly on Madonna, MIA appeared to want to cause controversy and was seen swearing into the camera.
As the lights dimmed a church choir was seen taking to the stage, giving Madonna an opportunity to don a floor-length priest’s outfit.
Cee Lo Green also donned a sequined ensemble and joined Madonna on an alter which raised up into the air as they sang Like a Prayer.
With the large backing choir behind them the show ended with a loving message, as Madonna disappeared under the stage the words ‘World Peace’ was written on the large screen floor.
It appeared Madonna’s performance proved popular with celebrities and many famous faces took to Twitter to congratulate the veteran performer.
will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas tweeted: ‘#whatdoyouthinkofthehalftimeperformance I thought madonna rocked..that stage was amazing…I’m so proud of my guys lmfao #madonnaisalegend.’