TORONTO — Lenny, a tiger and flares, oh my!
Katy Perry scored Sunday night with a halftime performance at Super Bowl XLIX that featured six of her biggest hits, four different costumes, balloons, digital projections and appearances by Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott.
The 30-year-old pop star kicked things off by riding onto the field atop a giant tiger to the tune of “Roar.” The golden tiger was operated by puppeteers dressed in all-black.
Katy Perry performs “Roar.” Getty Images
Katy Perry performs “Roar.”
Perry then performed “Dark Horse” backed by robot-like dancers before joining Kravitz for a rocking rendition of her breakthrough hit “I Kissed a Girl.”
A quick change of costume (all were designed by Moschino’s Jeremy Scott) and Perry was dancing with sharks and beach balls to “Teenage Dream” followed by “California Gurls.”
READ MORE: Meet the dancers inside the shark costumes.
Katy Perry performs “California Gurls.” Getty Images
Katy Perry performs “California Gurls.”
Missy Elliott then appeared with a medley of her hits “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It” – giving Perry just enough time to slip into an oversized bedazzled jacket.
The halftime spectacular ended with “Firework,” which Perry sang while strapped onto a shooting star that floated over the field as fireworks lit up the sky above the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Katy Perry and Missy Elliott perform together. Getty Images
Katy Perry and Missy Elliott perform together.
Perry’s show was slick, wardrobe-malfunction-free, and mostly live (she admitted last week parts of her performance would be lip-synched). It earned wild cheers from spectators and a lot of raves on social media.
Among the famous faces in the crowd were Paul McCartney, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Mark Wahlberg and Kanye West.
Sunday’s big game began with John Legend performing “America the Beautiful” and Broadway star Idina Menzel singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform “I Kissed a Girl” at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, 2015. Getty Images
Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz perform “I Kissed a Girl” at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, 2015.
Celebrities shared their thoughts on Perry’s performance on 广州蒲友:
It’s official. Katy Perry is magic.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 2, 2015
[email protected] so impressed
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) February 2, 2015
Half time 🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯 @katyperry @LennyKravitz @MissyElliott A triumph. Perfect Super Bowl entertainment. ✔️%1000👏👏👏👏👏🎯🏈🏈🏈
— k.d. lang (@kdlang) February 2, 2015
Favorite part of #SB49 halftime show – @MissyElliott – hands down.
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) February 2, 2015
Katy Perry is amazing. The end.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 2, 2015
How in the heck did @katyperry change clothes so fast. Even when I was doing fashion shows, “quick changes” were longer than that!
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) February 2, 2015
Here’s a small sample of the reviews from viewers on 广州蒲友:
Katy Perry halftime show was so amazing love you @katyperry
— RACKSUP_JERRY (@JerryRacksUp) February 2, 2015
I actually like some of katy perry’s music and i don’t have any sort of issue with her but…. the vocals and performance were lacking
— ce•ce (@cece_1986) February 2, 2015
Even though i don’t listen to Katy Perry, she slayed
— 5 Seconds of Myrcka (@5SOS_Bowie) February 2, 2015
So impressed with my girlfriend tonight, @katyperry unreal job tonight babe you killed it ! #SuperBowl2015 😘
— Dave Mortimer (@davemortimer94) February 2, 2015
@katyperry Looked Great And Did Amazing At The #SuperBowl
— Eddie Allen Franco (@thepelicansfans) February 2, 2015
I can go to bed now. The Super Bowl is over. Katy Perry won. Good night #SuperBowlXLIX #KatyPerry
— The Henkel Complex (@HenkeltheSource) February 2, 2015
Bow down, Beyonce. @katyperry was everything. #Super Bowl
— elizabeth baker (@bakerela) February 2, 2015
Dayum, @katyperry sure knows how to put on a performance #SuperBowl #HalftimeShow
— Joshy (@itsfuxkingjoshy) February 2, 2015
Best part of @katyperry ‘s performance was definitely the dancing sharks. #landshark
— Maddy Tischhauser✌️ (@maddytisch) February 2, 2015
Best part of Katy Perry’s half time show was Missy Elliot #Halftime #SuperBowl #MissyElliott
— Candice Huber (@HubeDoUThinkUR) February 2, 2015
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