Jennifer Lopez is being bandied about as a possible headliner for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, even though she’s twice the age of most NFL players. It wouldn’t be the first time the NFL picked a geriatric act for its premiere showcase.
Lopez, turned 50 in July and by all accounts is in tip-top shape. But she’s nowhere near her peak as a dancer, and could end up embarrassing herself on national television.
Madonna looked positively geriatric when she performed during her halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. She was 53.
She sang her signature song “Vogue” at half speed compared with her 1990 video when the song was originally released. It went downhill from there.
She stumbled early trying to climb a bleacher, danced tentatively and looked like she was moving in slow motion when Nicki Minaj, MIA and a horde of “young” backup dancers took the stage.
The year before that, the NFL got about as brazenly young as it’s dared in recent years when it went with the Black Eyed Peas at halftime. Singer Stacey “Fergie” Ferguson was no kid. She was 36 at the time.