Katy Perry's Dancing Sharks Won Super Bowl XLIX
Last night’s Super Bowl was nothing if not memorable. It was a football lover’s dream: the neck-and-neck scoring, the absurd yet impressive “juggle catch” and the last-minute rookie interception that saved the game for the New England Patriots. In the end, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named MVP. But let’s be honest, this year’s Super Bowl had two MVPs, and neither of them were wearing jerseys:
Yep, America has fallen in love with Katy Perry’s dancing sharks. Just look at them nail the choreo! Our favorite part was when Left Shark started really feelin’ that teenage dream, and just…sorta…went for it.
So who are the mysterious men behind the masks…err…shark suits? Katy Perry backup dancers Bryan Gaw (Left Shark!!) and Scott Myrick. Way to go, guys, you made all of our nights (/weeks/lives). #spiritanimalstatus
OK, enough shark talk. Let’s discuss some other equally jaw-dropping highlights of Perry’s halftime show. First, there was her Katniss-inspired entrance for “Roar”…
Talk about a girl on fire. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
…then, her “Dark Horse” backup dancers decided to ignore gravity…
Horses, identify yourselves! (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
…and after that, Missy Elliot made a three-song appearance (because, why not) with backup dancers performing some pretty incredible choreography by Tricia Miranda. If you, like us, found yourselves wondering, Wait, don’t those four insanely talented kids in front look super familiar?, you’re not crazy. That’d be Charlize Glass, Will Simmons, Kaycee Rice and Gabe De Guzman, repin’ Will “Willdabeast” Adams’ LilBeasts.
(L to R) Charlize, Will, Kaycee and Gabe with Katy Perry and Missy Elliot. NO BIG DEAL, GUYS. (JK, it’s the hugest deal.) (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
And with that, dancers everywhere nearly passed out from the sheer gloriousness of it all. Did you miss it? No worries! Catch the entire halftime show below:
OK, just one more shark GIF—because we’re so happy someone took the time to do this: