Picture of the Day: Dancing in the dark
Tuesday 08 February 2011
On Super Bowl Sunday, it takes something spectacular to steal the show. A blooper will do it, of course. In 2009 we had Bruce Springsteen knee-sliding across the stage and, groin-first, into a TV camera. In 2004 it was Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction".
This year, in front of a television audience of 111 million – making Sunday night’s Super Bowl XLV the most watched programme in US history – we had Christina Aguilera mumbling her way through the second verse of the national anthem.
But organisers will hope a different image stays with the audience: that of hundreds of dancers performing their moves clad in bodysuits lit with LEDs, accompanying the hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas in the half-time show – with the Peas' singer Fergie augmenting her own LED outfit with $2m of diamonds.
Occasional audio glitches through the 10-minute performance paled in comparison with Aguilera's earlier fumble. When performing the "Star Spangled Banner" before the kick-off, the singer, who has been performing the anthem since the age of nine, fluffed the line "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming", causing outrage among patriotic viewers.
And why are 'southern' ways of speaking spreading north?
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Autumn Statement 2013: Work until you’re 70 - George Osborne accused of ‘living in fantasy land’ over pension reforms
Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
Paul Walker autopsy: Results reveal Fast and Furious star's cause of death
Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
UK weather: Thousands evacuated as biggest tidal surge in 60 years threatens England's east coast
- 1 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 2 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 3 Scientists sequence oldest human DNA from fossilised leg bone found in Spain
- 4 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
- 5 Joanna Lumley’s garden bridge over the Thames gets £30m seal of approval from Government
£35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: VB.NET SQL CSS Develop...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Server Side De...
£21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Graduate QA/Graduate T...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: PHP Developer (MySQL, ...