Ed Sheeran believes no one wants to see him perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
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You won't see Ed Sheeran rocking a choreographed dance routine to 'Bad Habits' at the Super Bowl halftime show anytime soon.
The 32-year-old told Andy Cohen on his Deep & Shallow podcast he would only consider taking on the coveted gig if he could join someone else on stage.
“I think that would be the only way that I would do it, is if I was joining someone else," he said.
The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer believes he doesn't have the right stuff to wow the international Super Bowl crowd.
“I don't have pizazz. You watch Prince, you watch Michael Jackson, you watch Katy Perry, you watch Lady Gaga, you watch Rihanna, you watch Beyoncé, like, all of these amazing performers — I’m just not that," he said.
"I'm not gonna have dancers on stage. I'm not gonna have fireworks and blah blah […] I don’t think that anyone wants to see me do the Super Bowl either.”
I don't know about you, but I think I'd enjoy some up tempo versions of 'Perfect' and 'Thinking Out Loud' set against some fireworks and smoke machines.
Cohen told the singer-songwriter that he's a 'sparkly ginger' and that was enough pizazz to pull it off.
After joking that he 'could wear sparkles for it', Sheeran repeated: “I think I would do it as a guest.”
Sheeran then confirmed to Cohen that he was once in talks to be a guest during the show.
Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars performed at the Super Bowl 50 in 2016 and there was talk of Sheeran joining Coldplay on stage to perform a version of 'Thinking Out Loud'.
Alas, it never happened.
Earlier this week, Sheeran hinted that he could be releasing his seventh studio album soon.
After ending his world tour — a remarkable 13-year journey marked by six albums named after mathematical symbols and a collaboration record — it doesn't seem like Sheeran is planning to take a break.
At a recent concert in Minneapolis’s Bank Stadium, he cryptically teased: “Autumn is coming and I will see you soon.”
He has also been posting autumn-themed messages on his Instagram, about the days growing shorter, cozy cups of tea, and the essence of friendship.
The numbers nine and 29 have also been mentioned, leaving fans thinking the album might come out on September 29.
“It’s a massive change for him… now he’s going to drop the album to give fans something to look forward to after he wraps up the Mathematics tour next month," a source told The Sun.