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Las 5 cosas que no sabías sobre los espectáculos de medio tiempo

30 de enero de 2019

Conoce los secretos del evento más televisado del año en el país.

The big game is just around the corner.On Sunday, February 3, theNew England Patriots and Los Angeles Ramswill kick off in Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. ETon CBS. Whilemore than 100 million viewerswill tune into see who is crowned the 2019 NFL'sChampionship team, oneotherthing you might be looking forward to is the halftime show.

Este año, Maroon 5headlinesthe show, with appearances from BigBoiand Travis Scott. But whatexactlydo you know about the magic that goes into themegaproduction? Estas son las 5 cosas que no sabías sobre los espectáculos de medio tiempo que se ofrecen el día del gran partido.

1. A los artistas que participan en el espectáculo de medio tiempo no se les paga

Así es. Leíste bien. Being invited to perform the halftime show of the big game is considered a huge honor for any artist or band to be invited todo.So, while performers are not actually paid to do the show, the benefits of performing on one of the biggest stages andmost-watched televised events of the year are invaluable. Stars experience major publicity from doing the halftime show, and their song sales and brand are what reap the monetary rewards.Following the2015 halftime performance, headliner Katy Perry’s three halftime show songs made the biggest digital sales week ever at the time.

2. The stage gets set upinunder 7 minutes

Have you ever thought twice about the amount of time it takes between when the players head to the locker room after the secondquarterto when you refill your drink to when you plop back down inyour spot to enjoy TV's biggestmusical production of the year? Son unos 7 minutos. Es decir que en sólo 7 minutos se arma el enorme y complejo escenario, el sonido, la iluminación y la audiencia antes de que comience la música. In order to coordinate this, halftime show producers use the stadium's PA system that's used for referee calls, to conduct the construction of the massive of production-directing trucks, stage set professionals, camera people, engineers, performers andaudience members on where to go-allin the blink of an eye.

3.There are more eyeballs on the halftime show than the game

More viewershave tuned into the halftime show than the actual big game in most recent years, and this trend is expected to continue for the 53rdgo around. In the past three years, past performerslikeLady Gaga,Bruno Mars, Beyoncéand Justin Timberlake, that graced the big stage at the big game all garnered more viewers during halftime than the rest of the televised sporting event.

4. Los artistas tienen la opción de hacer playback 

Your suspicions that some of thepasthalftime shows have been lip synced,are confirmed. Si bien las partes vocales más importantes se hacen en vivo, en su mayoría, casi siempre pre-recorded vocalsand acoustics, bothforbackground andasbackup in case something goes wrong. Los artistas pueden optar por hacer playback o confiar en una mezcla de ambos.

5. Los espectáculos de medio tiempo tardan 9 meses en montarse

Planning for the big game's halftime show begins in June and goes all the way up until thegameday in February. That's about 9 months, andthe length of ahumanpregnancy-and the spectacle that comes outof all the labor can be consideredas miraculous and exciting as having a baby. Sites are picked, performers are booked, the concepts are formed, construction is outlined,engineeringtakes place, practice ensues and the final producthappenshalfway through the big game every year,for one ofAmerica's most-televised events.

Now that you know a few tidbits of halftime show trivia, share it with your friends and familyduringgame day. Knowing the inner-workings of such a big production can make you appreciate itsmagnitudethat much more.

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