Could Weird Al Yankovic be headlining the next Super Bowl halftime show? His fans are currently petitioning for the singer to perform at football’s biggest event!
Yes, it could happen. Fans of Weird Al Yankovic, 54, best known for his parodies of hit songs, want the artist to headline Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on Feb. 1, 2015! Would you tune in for his halftime show?
Weird Al Yankovic: Fans Petition For Him To Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show
Fans of the parody artist have set up a Change.org petition calling for Weird Al to headline the next coveted performance at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
The petition was started by Ed Ball, who wrote a sincere statement to the NFL on why Weird Al deserves the Super Bowl honor:
“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show.”
As of Aug. 8, the petition had garnered more than 102,000 supporters of the 150,000 needed. We have a feeling the petition will go far beyond the 150,000 supporters!
Weird Al’s latest album, “Mandatory Fun,” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart. His newest songs, “Tacky” and “Handy,” prove he would be a fantastic performer to line up for the next Super Bowl! Plus, his “Sports Song” would be perfect for the show!
HollywoodLifers, would you tune in for Weird Al’s Super Bowl halftime show? Is it a good idea? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson