— Adele France (@AdeleSourceFR) August 14, 2016
Every year, the decision of who will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show is a contentious one. Sometimes, fans want acts more exciting than the ones being discussed, but other times, the league perfectly orchestrates the festivities. Last year, Beyonce, Coldplay and Bruno Mars teamed up for one of the best halftime shows in history, and fans have already begun clamoring for that collaborative effort for the 2017.
Reports surfaced last week that a repeat performance might not be the case. The Sun reported that Adele was approached by the NFL to perform at the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, and social media erupted, pointing out the fact that while Adele’s talent is both beautiful and awe-inspiring, it isn’t the lively, dance-oriented, rock-star act Super Bowl halftime shows are typically reserved for.
At a recent concert, Adele revealed the same sentiment, announcing to her crowd that she had declined the NFL’s invitation to perform at SB 51.
I’m not doing the Super Bowl. I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really…I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.
It certainly would have been nice to see Adele show off her tear-evoking pipes on one of the biggest stages in the world, but if the NFL wants to duplicate the success of last year, they quickly need to get working on an alternate plan.