Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip

Updated: February 06, 2012 09:46 IST

Madonna positioned herself as the queen of a new generation of pop stars at the Super Bowl halftime show — complete with throne.

Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna positioned herself as the queen of a new generation of pop stars at the Super Bowl halftime show — complete with throne.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna had admittedly been nervous about her performance, hoping to position herself as the queen of a new generation of pop stars with an opulent show and a sharp performance that mixed her new release with more familiar songs.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna seemed like Roman royalty when muscle-bound men carried her extravagant throne across the football field to the stage for her opening song, Vogue.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Guests Cee Lo, Nicki Minaj and dance rockers LMFAO also appeared with Madonna.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
The singing and dancing on Vogue was smartly choreographed, as Madonna moved more deliberately -- she is 53 -- but still adroitly.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
She briefly appeared to stumble at one point while trying to make a step on the stage set, but recovered in time.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
She let a tightrope walker make the more acrobatic moves during a performance of "Music."
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna carried gold pompons for a performance of her new single. Twitter was alight with questions about the vocals being lip synched or augmented by tapes, particularly during this song.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
The best guest was clearly Cee Lo, who joined Madonna for the final song, "Like a Prayer." They were joined by a robed chorus in the show's most soaring performance.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
With a puff of white smoke, Madonna disappeared down a trap door in the stage, and lights on the field spelled out "World Peace."
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
The Super Bowl, shown on NBC this year, is routinely viewed by more than 100 million people, the biggest TV event of the year.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., who showed middle finger and the gesture, accompanied by a barely disguised expletive, came during a performance of Madonna's new single, "Give Me All Your Luvin.'"
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna performs with Redfoo, lead singer of LMFAO, during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. She sang her new track Give Me All Your Luvin.
Madonna at Super Bowl: Fast recovery after slip
Madonna's performance got rave reviews.

Ryan Seacrest tweeted: Loved the madonna performance, I think she nailed it. Great job.

Paula Abdul also tweeted: So happy for #Madonna's triumphant half time show :)

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