Super Bowl 2014 Halftime Show: Halftime Performer Bruno Mars Not Scared of Pressure [VIDEO]
Pop singer Bruno Mars is not scared of the pressure of performing before a global audience during the halftime show of the year's biggest sporting spectacle which happens on Sunday when the Denver Broncos meet the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII.
During a press conference on Thursday, Mars sounded confident about performing well on stage. "It's my job to uplift the people. I'm going to give it all I've got. Whatever happens happens. I ain't scared if that's what you think... I want the world to watch," he said as quoted by AFP and circulated online by Yahoo! Sports. "I don't do trapeze and all that stuff. I hope to get people dancing and smiling. It's just us with our instruments up there. I hope that's enough."
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The 28-year old half-American, half-Filipino pop sensation admitted he accepted the offer to perform at Super Bowl when he was told he could pick another artist to join him in performing. He eventually selected the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, whom he referred to as a soulful band. "It's an honor to be sharing the stage with them. They are one of my favorite bands of all time."
Mars said he is not cheering for either team for the big game, joking that he'll root for 'whoever has got the most Polynesians on their team.' He added that he is a big football fan, having been a fan of the University of Hawaii squad.
Asked about the cold weather, Mars said he's preparing himself for it. "You never know what to expect. We just started rehearsing two nights ago. The microphone turned into a popsicle. It was frozen. Things like that you don't take into consideration. We're working on getting heaters for everything."