Super Bowl LVI between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs is in just over a week, and the halftime show performers are hard at work perfecting their performance.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are headlining the show, and the latter shared a rehearsal photo on Instagram on Thursday in which she seen jumping across a stage in a black and white snap.
“10 days / días… #SBLIV #PepsiHalftime #Rehearsals,” Shakira captioned the image.
Shakira has made her excitement for the performance clear, as it also happens to land on her 42nd birthday.
“It’s gonna be on my birthday!” she told Zane Lowe on his Apple Music radio show. “I’ve always wanted to perform at the Super Bowl. I think it’s the holy grail of the entertainment industry.
“It’s a sports event but it has a huge relevance for us artists and I think it’s gonna be fantastic and I’m gonna be celebrating my birthday with 100 million people,” she continued. “Just a small party, it’s surreal, actually.”
She also talked about how pumped she is to be performing with Jennifer Lopez.
“I feel that’s gonna be great because she also represents a really important part of the Latino community who lives in the U.S. — who’s being born and raised in the U.S. — and in a way, I feel that I’m representing another part of the Latin world, which is all those people around the globe who barely speak English and a huge portion of the demographic that also arrived in the U.S. with the American dream,” Shakira continued. “I think this is gonna be an event to celebrate Latin culture and the importance of women also in the industry.”
“I think the message is gonna be ‘Listen, I’m a woman. I’m a Latina. It wasn’t easy for me to get to where I am,” she said in a different interview with CBS News.
“And being at the Super Bowl is the proof that everything is possible. That the dreams of a little girl from Barranquilla, Colombia, they were made of something of what dreams are made of and I’m gonna be there, giving it all.'”
As with every Super Bowl halftime show, there is sure to be some surprise musical guests. Lopez told Jimmy Fallon recently that this year will be no different.
“We’re probably gonna split that between us and then have some great guests, hopefully, and things like that,” she shared. “It’s gonna be good.”