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Now that would’ve been iconic.
On Thursday, Nick Carter revealed that the Backstreet Boys determined to show down performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show and as an alternative sang the nationwide anthem.
“It’s fascinating as a result of we have been offered the alternative to carry out at the halftime at the Super Bowl and it was in Tampa, my hometown,” the singer advised Entertainment Tonight. “At the time we got here from the period of, we beloved the Whitney Houston rendition of the nationwide anthem. And for us, we received the selection and we handed on the halftime.”
“But it was a memorable expertise for everybody,” the 41-year-old added. “And everybody was capable of share [the stage] and *NSYNC did an incredible job at halftime, and I wish to say we did a extremely good job at the nationwide anthem as properly.”
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Carter, nonetheless, stated he’d “need to do it in the future” and can be open to performing alongside *NSYNC.
“I say perhaps one other halftime when the Bucs return to the Super Bowl,” he stated. “And that once more goes again to the period we got here from, the late ’90s. It was a extremely stunning time and I believe everyone desires that once more. They need that feeling popping out of this, the whole lot that we’ve gone via collectively and society for the previous yr and a half. We need to be part of that story, of affection and development and simply popping out of the darkish. I believe that is why this occasion is so particular to us.”
The 2001 Super Bowl – which was performed by the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants – had *NSYNC, Aerosmith and Britney Spears as the halftime present performers. Mary J. Blige and Nelly additionally made appearances.
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The new dialog comes as Carter collaborates with bandmate AJ McLean and *NSYNC’s Lance Bass and Joey Fatone for a Pride celebration titled “Bingo Under the Stars” to boost funds for charity.
During a current Instagram Live dialog, Bass and Carter spoke about a few of their greatest reminiscences throughout their boy band days.
Bass stated, “The rivalry was enjoyable.”
“It was enjoyable to have your workforce,” he added. “… But then typically it goes slightly overboard and I believe proper now this world may be very risky and divided.”
The duo additionally revealed their favourite songs from one another’s teams, with Bass sharing that he loves the Backstreet Boys’ monitor, “The Call,” whereas Carter stated he wished his group sang *NSYNC’s “I Want You Back.”