Madonna: Super Bowl show a "dream" come true

Thu Feb 2, 2012 6:43pm EST
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By Simon Evans

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Pop superstar Madonna said it was a dream come true to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday and conceded she was feeling pressure at the idea of singing in front of the huge live television audience.

Last year's Super Bowl attracted 111 million U.S. viewers - the largest for a single TV broadcast in the United States.

"This is a Midwesterner girl's dream to be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show," said Madonna, who was born in Bay City, Michigan.

"In over 25 years of performing that I've done, I have never worked so hard or been so scrupulous or detail-oriented or freaked out as much as I have ... trying to make the most major show at this Super Bowl," she added.

Asked if she felt the pressure of the massive audience, Madonna, who has performed at stadiums around the world on her global tours, replied simply "Yes, I do."

Madonna, whose biggest global live TV performance was likely Live Aid in 1985, said she would sing three "old songs" and her new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" during the show.

The 53-year-old Material Girl said she would dedicate her performance to her father.

"I was raised in the Midwest, and he is the personification of Midwestern values, he gave me the work ethic that I have, so if I am a hardworking girl who never stops it's because of him.   Continued...

<p>Recording artist Madonna reacts to a question during a news conference for her upcoming Super Bowl XLVI NFL football game halftime show in Indianapolis, Indiana February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper</p>