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Perry: Half-time show will make you Roar

Published:Sunday | February 1, 2015 | 12:01 AM
AP Katy Perry smiles at a half-time news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game last Thursday.

PHOENIX (AP):

Katy Perry says her American football championship Super Bowl half-time performance will make you 'Roar' - with animals.

The singer told reporters at a press conference Thursday that her performance Sunday will include "a lion and sharks".

"It's going to be wild out there," Perry teased.

Perry, 30, said she feels blessed to perform on the Super Bowl stage "at such a young age." She said she enjoyed past Super Bowl performances from Beyonce and Madonna, and what she adds "is some lightheartedness."

visual feast

Lenny Kravitz will join the pop star at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Perry said her performance will also include an "old-school" female singer, who she declined to identify but said would be instantly familiar from the get-go.

"When you hear the first ring of the chord, I think jaws will drop and faces will melt," she said.

She said the audience can expect to hear two of her hits, Roar and Firework. Her performance would be a visual feast in the tradition of Madonna and will celebrate "female empowerment," she said.

"I just hope that at the end of the day, over 100 million people are all smiling in unison," Perry said.