Event saw an all-star cast join the Queen of Pop
Madonna has performed her highly anticipated 12-minute set at the Super Bowl with an all-star cast both on stage and in the audience.
The lavish production saw video screen projections, a vast team of dancers, and special guests combine to see the Queen of Pop deliver on the night, after weeks of hype.
Entering the stadium on a throne, the opening track Vogue had an Egyptian theme. Dancing on projections of the famous fashion bible, Madonna gyrated into Music accompanied by some truly talented dancers and pop act LMFAO.
Madge then hit the bleachers and shook her pom-poms to new single Give Me All Your Luvin' with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The singer then brought into a team of drummers for a medley of Open Your Heart and Express Yourself - the latter being a "reductive" inspiration for Lady Gaga's Born This Way - before ending on classic hit Like A Prayer with Cee-Lo Green.
Despite gruelling rehearsals, the performance was not hitch-free. Madonna momentarily struggled up one of the steps during Music, and M.I.A was caught giving the middle finger and swearing to the cameras during the live performance.
Madonna wasn't the only popstar there that night, though.
Kelly Clarkson sang a pitch-perfect version of The Star Spangled Banner, making up for Christina Aguilera's flawed attempt the previous year. Katy Perry was also in the audience in a typically wacky varsity-themed outfit, tweeting: 'There's a big game @ the Madonna concert tonight!' Even Rihanna made an appearance via a movie trailer for new film Battleship shown in the lucrative ad break.
Madonna had confessed she was nervous about the Super Bowl: "It's the most nerve-racking thing I've ever done," the popstar declared. "The Super Bowl is like the Holy of Holies of America… And I have to go on in the middle of that 'Holy of Holies' and put on the greatest show that was ever put on."
So, did she put on the greatest show that was ever put on? It certainly looks like she gave it her best shot!
Watch the performance below...