At least they can say that they tried.
Adele on Saturday confirmed that she has turned down an offer from the NFL to headline the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, telling a sold-out crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles that she did not wish to take part in an event show that’s not primarily about the music.
“First of all, I’d like to tell you I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” the “Hello” singer said (as seen in the video below). “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I don’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no.”
Though the event would have given the Grammy winner one of her largest audiences ever — the 2016 Super Bowl was seen by nearly 112 million viewers — she doesn’t exactly need the promotion. Her Carpool Karaoke ride with The Late Late Show‘s James Corden has already surpassed that number, having been viewed over 122 million times on YouTube since January.
Super Bowl 51 is penciled in for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 on Fox.