hopes his NFL season kick-off performance on Thursday will help him land the coveted Super Bowl half-time show. Despite strong rumors suggesting Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band
will perform on football's biggest stage to millions of fans around the world next February (which the NFL has denied
) , organizers have yet to confirm who will land the slot, and Usher is hopeful it will be him.
He says, "I don't think it's too early to consider it. Certainly, being associated with the organization makes that a lot more possible. There have been conversations for a lot of years about me being part of a performance at a Super Bowl. I'm hoping that this leads, definitely, to that. This whole process is basically you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."
Usher will be among the main attractions performing before the 2008 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants
take on the Washington Redskins in the first game of the season.
If he lands the big show, he'll join the ranks of Paul McCartney
, the Rolling Stones
, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
and Janet Jackson
among the superstars who have performed at the Super Bowl in recent years.
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