Last night, time stood still in the USA because of the Super Bowl - won for the fourth time in the club's history by the Giants. But many were also eager to see Madonna liven up the titanic happening with her presence. As if she were Cleopatra herself, the diva arrived at the scene sat on a throne and carried by dozens of slaves. She then played her iconic, gay-friendly hit “ Vogue”, before subtly blending her voguing master class seamlessly into “ Music”. At one point, she almost fell, saving face by twisting and turning like a happy little top.
After that it was time for the guest appearances. Firstly, the walking frights of LFMAO (with an unnecessary mash-up of “ Party Rock Anthem”). Then, Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (the director couldn't avoid la Arulpragasam's finger) for the official presentation of “ Give Me All Your Luvin’”. And, lastly, Cee Lo Green doing a simple medley of “ Open Your Heart” and “ Express Yourself”, before the timeless cathartic gospel of “ Like A Prayer”. The first reactions in the American press to this kitsch fest have been more than positive (we'll have to wait to hear what Sir Elton John has to say about the whole playback thing). But the most important point is that everything Madonna touches still becomes pure entertainment gold.