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No trapeze here: Bruno Mars hopes to get Super Bowl crowd dancing

Published on Feb 3, 2014 6:29 AM
 
Halftime performer Bruno Mars speaks at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Press Conference at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Jan 30, 2014 in New York City. Mars knows he'll have a massive audience when he takes the stage for the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Pop star Bruno Mars knows he'll have a massive audience when he takes the stage for the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl, but the two-time Grammy Award winner told reporters beforehand he has no worries about the 80,000-strong crowd.

"I ain't scared," said the Hawaiian-born singer, who will be joined on stage at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey by the longtime alternative rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Mars, an R&B singer who follows performers including Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Prince in performing at what is typically the most-watched United States (US) sporting event, has offered few hints on what fans will see or hear on Sunday night.

"Spectacle-wise, I don't do trapeze and all that stuff," Mars told reporters this week, an apparent reference to the 2012 halftime performance, which featured Madonna and acrobats from Cirque du Soleil. "I hope to get people dancing and get people smiling. If you ever come to one of my shows, it's just us up there with our music and our instruments and I'm hoping that's enough."

 
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