Halftime show reveal successful

Aaliyah Solano, Editor-In Chief

  I can’t complain about Rihanna headlining this year’s Super Bowl. Her discography is impressive, as she has numerous hit singles and her music has defined a generation. She is an icon in every sense of the word, as she dominates the fashion, music, and makeup industries. Rihanna is very well-known and respected all over the world. As amazing as she is, I can’t help but think of other artists who would be ideal for the Superbowl.  

  Taylor Swift was in talks to headline the halftime show before Rihanna was officially announced, according to rumors and reports from reputable media outlets. Swift, “America’s Sweetheart,” declined because she is in the process of re-recording her previous albums after losing the rights to them.  

  I was overjoyed when I found out Swift was a contender. She’s another artist whose work speaks for itself. She’s won numerous Grammys, and her music is diverse. Her first few albums “Taylor Swift” and “Fearless,” have a country sound, whereas “1989” and “Reputation” are pop records. Her newer albums, “Folklore” and “Evermore,” have a folk-like sound that one can listen to around a bonfire—ideal for the Super Bowl as everyone can unwind and stuff their faces with potato chips while she performs.  

  Swift is widely regarded as one of the best artists, having received numerous awards for artist of the decade, and nearly everyone in the world can name at least one Taylor Swift song.  

     Miley Cyrus is another candidate the NFL could have chosen for the halftime show. She literally has a song called “Party In The USA,” and no one has thought to contact her—a travesty in and of itself. Some of us, including myself, grew up watching Cyrus rise to fame on the hit Disney Channel show Hannah Montana, which has hits that defined my childhood, such as “Ordinary Girl,” “He Could Be The One,” and “Best of Both Worlds,” to name a few from her Disney days. However, Cyrus’s earlier discography contains timeless classics such as “7 Things” and “The Climb.”  

  Cyrus has already established herself, but I believe her time to headline the halftime show is now, or possibly next year, to capitalize on the success of her most recent album “Plastic Hearts.” Cyrus’s rock album has earned her respect and reaffirmed her status as one of the best talents of her generation.  

  Her abilities are frequently overlooked because unlike a typical performer who lip-syncs while dancing a routine on stage, Cyrus simply sings her heart out and rarely dances. Typically, artists who do not dance during their performance and instead focus on singing are mocked for their performance–such as The Weeknd and Maroon 5. Despite the fact that she is not a “dancer,” I’ve seen Cyrus perform live, and she has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard.  

     No disrespect to Rihanna, who I am looking forward to seeing crush the halftime show and perform some of my favorite songs, but the NFL should start planning to contact these other ladies for next year’s Superbowl.