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Betting Probabilities for Halftime Show at Super Bowl 58
The NFL’s pursuit of sensational performers for the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII halftime show on February 11 is intensifying, with insiders revealing a tantalizing shortlist of three potential superstars.
Behind-the-Scenes Secrecy and Speculation
Traditionally, the announcement of the coveted halftime act(s) occurs in the months of November or December, setting the stage for secretive negotiations that are already in full swing. While the NFL remains tight-lipped, those connected to the organization and the array of superstar possibilities have a tendency to spill the beans.
Star-Studded Shortlist Takes Shape
Reports have illuminated a select roster of contenders, featuring the versatile pop figure Miley Cyrus, the British pop sensation Harry Styles, and the Puerto Rican megastar Bad Bunny, who has graced the Super Bowl stage before.
Odds and Speculations: FanDuel’s Insights
FanDuel, the renowned betting platform, has unveiled intriguing odds for these luminaries. Miley Cyrus leads the pack with odds of +300, followed by Harry Styles at +600, while Bad Bunny, having conquered Allegiant Stadium twice in September 2022, trails at +900. An eyebrow-raising inclusion places Taylor Swift at +900 as well, a figure that arguably underestimates her potential.
Taylor Swift, after mesmerizing Allegiant Stadium twice in March 2023, has reportedly rebuffed NFL advances in prior years. The forthcoming year might follow this pattern. An anonymous source close to the NFL informed Britan’s Daily Mail on August 23 that, “She wants to be a part of the show at some point and is leaning towards doing it in a few years, especially if the Super Bowl is in Nashville. But when it comes to Vegas, any Taylor fans shouldn’t be excited that she is going to do it, because it isn’t happening.” Swift’s globe-trotting concert schedule lends credence to the logistical challenges, with a Tokyo performance scheduled the night prior, leaving no time for rehearsals.
Nevada’s Governor’s Musical Selection
Stepping into the spotlight, Nevada’s Governor Joe Lombardo made an unexpected announcement at an NFL press conference on August 23, advocating for AC/DC as the halftime headliner. “AC/DC,” he declared, “Bring ’em back.” This fervent endorsement arrives despite AC/DC’s absence from FanDuel’s anticipated lineup. The iconic Australian rock band, never before featured at the Super Bowl, continues to dominate festival stages, notably with Brian Johnson’s return as lead singer.
Meanwhile, FanDuel’s list envisions potential halftime luminaries including Billie Eilish (+1100), Doja Cat (+1100), The Killers (+1200), and Jack Harlow (+1300).
Behind the Scenes of Halftime Show Planning
The NFL’s collaboration with rapper and mogul Jay-Z’s entertainment powerhouse, Roc Nation, has resulted in a remarkable string of Super Bowl halftime triumphs. Past performances include Rhianna (2023), Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent (2022), The Weeknd (2021), and the memorable ensemble of Shakira, J-Lo, Bad Bunny, and Balvin (2020).