Aside from performing her huge pop hits on the iconic stage of the Super Bowl halftime show, it seems like Lady Gaga also wants to add some jazz music on the show's setlist.
Apparently, legendary jazz singer Tony Bennett is in talks to join Lady Gaga on her Super Bowl gig next year. The New York Daily News is claiming that some industry insiders have told them that the 90 year old jazz singer is included on the top of Gaga's list of musical guests for her upcoming halftime show.
"At the top of her list is incorporating Tony in the set," says an industry source. "The issue would be fitting in a classic standard with the upbeat pop show she is planning, but Tony is still energetic and boasts one of the greatest voices ever. A duet would be one of the greatest moments ever in halftime show history."
Aside from Tony Bennett, the Rolling Stones is also rumored to appear during Lady Gaga's halftime show. "There has been talk about the Rolling Stones returning too," the source told the New York Daily News. "Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are on a promo push for their new album and they share the same label, so anything could happen."
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have teamed up in a numerous jazz projects and performances including their collaborative album 'Cheek To Cheek' which won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Album in 2015. Earlier this month, Lady Gaga announces her Super Bowl halftime show performance. When asked about it during a recent radio interview, Gaga said that she wants to take the show to the next level using creativity and music. "The best way to push the envelope is with your guts and your talent. And then you also want to push the envelope in terms of your creativity and your music and taking the show to the next level."
The 51st Annual Super Bowl is set to take place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2017.