Fans Sign Petition For ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Super Bowl Halftime Show
Admit it, it would be pretty cool if the halftime entertainment at next year's Super Bowl were provided by one "Weird Al" Yankovic.
That might happen if Ed Ball has his way. He has created a petition that's made its way to Change.org and so far has almost 20,000 signatures. Ball has even gone so far as to ask the White House to insist that the NFL have Yankovic perform.
"For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor," Ball writes. "Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event."
"The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show."
This comes at a time when Yankovic's 30-plus year career is reaching new heights, with his latest album "Mandatory Fun" becoming his first-ever album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart.
Yankovic admitted in a recent interview, "It's still hard for me to wrap my head around that. It means a lot to me."
Courtesy of Eonline.com