It's Official! Katy Perry Is the Super Bowl Halftime Performer

by ETonline Staff 4:16 AM PST, November 24, 2014
Photo: NFL

It's official! This California girl is headed to Glendale, Arizona.

Katy Perry has signed on to perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

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While on her Prismatic World Tour in Australia on Sunday, the 30-year-old pop star teased her Super Bowl debut via Twitter, writing: "My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st..."

She later tweeted that she's "already started testing out ideas!"

Back in August, it was reported that Katy, Rihanna and Coldplay were being considered to perform at halftime but the catch was that the NFL would be asking performers to "pay to play", citing that last year's Super Bowl -- when Bruno Mars performed -- drew over 111 million viewers.

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Back in October, Perry appeared on ESPN's College Game Day, and responded to this "pay to play" rule the NFL was considering, saying, "I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl."

The speculation can now begin as to which songs she'll perform on the big night. Doubtful she'll perform her dark ballad "By The Grace of God," but she did recently open up about the lyrics, confirming that the song is about her breakup with ex-husband Russell Brand. Check out the emotional song, below.

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The "Roar" singer joins a long list of big-name musicians to perform at Pepsi's Super Bowl Halftime Show, including Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

What would you like to hear Katy perform on Super Bowl Sunday?