Update: Tony Bennett Will Kick Off Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance *In A Commercial*
Jazz is about to infiltrate the Super Bowl!
It appears Tony Bennettwill make an appearance at the Super Bowl, but not in the way it was suggested!
According to a new report from Yahoo, Mr. Bennet will be featured in a commercial for Pepsi leading into Gaga’s halftime show performance, not literally there in person.
In the 10 seconds before the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show, the brand will countdown to Lady Gaga’s epic performance with an unforgettable lead-in featuring legendary singer Tony Bennett. PepsiCo’s Creators League Studio produced the lead-in.
A commercial sounds much more likely than onstage cameo from the iconic singer.
Here is a behind-the-scenes photo of Mr. Bennett filming the spot, which originally appeared on Ad Age. That site still claims “Tony Bennett will perform for PepsiCo at halftime.”
This also aligns with a recent story from ET, who claimed Gaga has indeed secured a special guest. “She is having a guest join her during a song,” they said. However, they added “two artists said no when they were asked to join her.” Their source didn’t specify what artist(s) denied the opportunity to perform at one of the most-watched televised events of the year.