Will Super Bowl Performers Meet Expectations?
Bruno Mars defends his gig as the headliner of the Super Bowl halftime show.
"I'm going to give it all I got, and whatever happens, happens. But I ain't scared, if that's what you think," said Mars at a press conference.
The big question is, at age 28, is Bruno Mars big enough to attract a huge TV audience?
After all, legends like Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have headlined the halftime show. Two years ago, Madonna put on the most-watched halftime show of all time. And last year, Beyoncé ignited TV sets across the USA.
Mars said, "I'm so honored that they would give a new, I still feel like a new artist, that is such a prestigious stage, that they would give the new guy a shot."
And the first opera singer ever to sing the National Anthem at a Super Bowl, Renee Fleming, also spoke to reporters, including INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander.
Alexander asked, "Everybody says the National Anthem is one of the most difficult songs to sing. Can you talk about your preparation?"
Fleming responded, "I'm so glad you asked about that. All of a sudden you're on the spot. You're really saying the words with a heartfelt manner. And then you start saying, 'Now wait. What was that again?' It's very challenging. It's extremely challenging. It's a lot of pressure."