After the news broke on Saturday, one fan told the New York Daily News, "Yuck. I just don't affiliate Bruno Mars with football. He's too sensitive."
NY performer Sandy Shelton also responded to the news, saying, "If the options are like Springsteen, Bon Jovi or Bruno Mars -- I mean, Bruno Mars doesn’t have anything to do with New York."
Not all fans thought choosing Mars was a fumble. Eric Bishop of the upper West Side said, "I have no problem with it. He's at the top of the charts. He's very good."
Past Super Bowl artists include, Beyoncé, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Tom Petty and Paul McCartney.
Singer Bruno Mars has been selected to sing at the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.