Well-Connected NYC Radio Host Says NFL Mulling ‘Boy Band’ Halftime Show With NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Boys 2 Men, And More

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Longtime New York City radio host Craig Carton reported on Tuesday that the NFL is reportedly considering putting together a Boy Band-centric halftime show for this year’s Super Bowl.

According to Carton, the NFL is reportedly considering a boy-band mashup that would feature the likes of NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Boys 2 Men, Bell Biv Devoe, Color Me Bad, and “possibly” a K-pop group from South Korea.

Additionally, Carton indicated that Taylor Swift was the NFL’s first choice for this year’s halftime show and she declined, and that they’ve also tabled an offer to Harry Styles.

So far during the 2020s, the Super Bowl Halftime Show performers have been as follows. Last year, at Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, Rihanna was the headliner for the halftime show. The year prior to that, the Halftime Show featured a collaboration between Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.

In 2021, The Weeknd led the festivities at Super Bowl LV in Tampa while Shakira and Jennifer Lopez stole the show the year before at Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

Super Bowl LVIII will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — the first time the city is hosting a Super Bowl — on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Currently, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, which would be the third of the Patrick Mahomes era. In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles are also expected to repeat as NFC champions, at least as far as the betting odds are concerned.

In addition to the Chiefs and the Eagles, the San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, and New York Jets have the shortest odds to lift the Lombardi Trophy at the conclusion of Super Bowl LVIII.

The 2023-24 NFL season will kick off in just a few weeks when the Chiefs host the Detroit Lions on Thursday, September 7.