'To be as exciting as the football game is a huge challenge. And to get your stage set up in eight minutes, another huge challenge,' so Madge says.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, Madonna couldn't hide her excitement to perform at Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5, 2012. The Material Girl talked about that matter when attending the screening of her upcoming movie "W.E." recently.
"It's a huge deal, my God," Madge told Extra during the event which took place over the weekend at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. "To be as exciting as the football game is a huge challenge. And to get your stage set up in eight minutes, another huge challenge."
The "Masterpiece" singer is scheduled to take the stage before the sport mania at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. She is going to collaborate with a team from Cirque du Soleil, choreographer Jamie King, and artists from Moment Factory "to create a signature performance."
Madge joins past Super Bowl performers like The Who, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, The Rolling Stones, U2 and Paul McCartney. Last year, it was Black Eyed Peas who're chosen to do the honor.
It, however, is not the first time Madge's approached to do the gig. Back in 1998, the ex-wife of movie director Guy Ritchie was in talks to perform at the halftime show just in time for the promo of her then-new album "Ray of Light", but the deal met a dead-end.
Two years later, the songstress was set to sing her single "American Pie" at the sport event, but she canceled it due to scheduling conflicts. Back then, she expressed "sincere apologies" and "look forward to the possibility of doing something with the NFL in the future."