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Madonna Breaks Super Bowl News: 'It's a Huge Deal'

Madonna has been confirmed as the performer for the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on February 5, and "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli caught up with the "W.E." director at her film's screening at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Excited for her new gig, Madonna exclaimed, "It's a huge deal, my God. To be as exciting as the football game is a huge challenge. And to get your stage set up in eight minutes, another huge challenge."

The singer will take the stage at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012.

Madge is teaming up with Cirque du Soleil to create what is being called a "signature performance."

Two days before football's biggest event, "W.E." opens in theaters, and the mega star talked about the Roberto Cavalli number she wore for the premiere, saying, "I tried to dress more like a tuxedo kind of thing."

In addition to her movie, Madonna's new album, in which she collaborates with rapper Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will drop in the spring. "They're both singing on my record," she said, adding, "I'm singing, too!"

10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances

#10: Tom Petty 2008

Tom Petty performed during the 2008 Super Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

#9: Diana Ross 1996

Diana Ross got whisked away in a helicopter during her song, "Take Me Higher" at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

#8: Bruce Springsteen 2009

The Boss rocked the Super Bowl show at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Floria.

#7: Prince 2007

Prince performed in a rain-soaked halftime show at the Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The rain was not purple.

#6: Paul McCartney 2005

In a scorching pyrotechnics-filled show, Paul McCartney sang to the Super Bowl crowd at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.

#5: The Who 2010

The Who lit up the laser beamed stage at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

#4: U2 2002

In an emotional tribute to the 9-11 victims, humanitarian super group U2 sang at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#3: Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears 2001

Produced by MTV, 2001's halftime show presented an unforgettable rendition of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" featuring Mary J. Blige, Nelly, 'N Sync, and Britney Spears. The Super Bowl was held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

#2: Janet Jackson 2004

Perhaps the most memorable and shocking halftime show comes from Janet Jackson's 'Rock Your Body' performance with Justin Timberlake. Thanks to Ms. Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, future telecasts are delayed five seconds. The 2004 Super Bowl was held at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

#1: Michael Jackson 1993

In 1993, the NFL decided to beef up it's halftime show in order to keep viewers tuned in. They decided to go straight to the top and have the King of Pop wow football fans everywhere. Michael Jackson was surrounded by 3,500 children during his unforgettable "Heal the World" performance at Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

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