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5. Madonna, Super Bowl XLVI (2012)
“What you looking at?” All eyes were on Madonna and her army of Egyptian soldiers when they opened the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show with “Vogue.” In what should go down as the most high-fashion sports event ever and a highlight of Madonna’s long career, every element was perfectly coordinated — from the Givenchy costumes to Madge’s gold Philip Treacy-designed crown. The stage even turned into a catwalk of sorts, flashing projections of the fashion magazine “Vogue” during the song. The set later transformed into a nightclub for “Music” and a church for “Like a Prayer,” as guests LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and CeeLo Green joined Madonna, but never came close to stealing her thunder.
— Whitney Phaneuf