It’s difficult to win two Super Bowls in three years and it’s been even harder to rack up multiple appearances in the Super Bowl halftime show, but Bruno Mars may pull it off in Santa Clara next year.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the NFL has asked Mars to bring his “Uptown Funk” to the mid-game extravaganza two years after he did the honors at MetLife Stadium during the game between the Broncos and the Seahawks. Billboard adds that Mars is also being asked to “curate” the show, presumably so that the lineup will include the gathering of stars that has become a usual part of the festivities in recent years. When Mars was involved in 2014, the Red Hot Chili Peppers joined him on stage.
Mars wouldn’t be the first artist to appear at multiple Super Bowls. Gloria Estefan and Nelly have both made two appearances in halftime shows, but neither of them were featured in as short a span of time.
While those of us with longer memories might prefer a second showing for Prince if we aren’t going to get something we haven’t seen before, Mars put on a pretty good show in Jersey and “curating” the show with a nod to past Super Bowl halftimes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the game could wind up working out well.