As Super Bowl LVIII approaches, the NFL is searching for a prominent artist to perform during halftime. While Taylor Swift was asked to perform, she declined due to scheduling conflicts. However, popular artists Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus are now the front-runners for the halftime show, according to The Pop Hive and The Pop Tingz. Though they may not have Swift’s level of fame, both have significant fan bases that could increase viewership. The NFL has also considered Bad Bunny and Jack Harlow, but Bad Bunny is likely the top choice. Neither Cyrus nor Styles or any other artist has been confirmed yet for the halftime show.
Taylor Swift has reportedly declined the NFL’s offer to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show for the second time in two years. The 12-time Grammy Award winner cited uncertainty as her reason, given that she is currently busy with sold-out concerts in her Eras tour, and will soon release her new album, 1989 Taylor’s Version. Additionally, Taylor Swift rejected the same offer in 2022 for similar reasons. Meanwhile, Lizzo, a hip-hop artist, is no longer a potential performer due to sexual assault and fat shaming allegations. Although there is still time for the NFL to confirm their Super Bowl halftime performers, they are actively seeking one or more big-name artists to provide fans with a memorable experience in February.