The group opted as a substitute to carry out the nationwide anthem on the 2001 massive recreation whereas fellow boy band *NSYNC hit the massive stage with Britney Spears and Aerosmith.
Whereas boy bands have made their mark on the Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present stage, one of many greatest has by no means had the prospect — or maybe we must always say, they by no means took the prospect.
As Nick Carter defined to ET on Thursday, the Backstreet Boys was really given the chance for the 2001 recreation in Florida — “My residence city,” he added — however they declined.
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As a substitute, fellow ’90s boy band *NSYNC hit the stage with the largest pop star of the last decade, Britney Spears, and Aerosmith, who had been having fun with an enormous comeback decade.
“On the time we got here from the period of, we cherished the Whitney Houston rendition of the nationwide anthem. And for us, we bought the selection and we handed on the halftime,” he informed the outlet with a small snicker.
Whereas it is true that a variety of consideration was paid to Houston’s iconic rendition of the nationwide anthem again in 1991, that was extra about how unbelievable Whitney was as an artist. However, Carter mentioned that he felt “we did a extremely good job on the nationwide anthem.”
He sidestepped a direct reply when requested if he regretted the band’s option to skip the Halftime Present for the nationwide anthem, slipping into some lyrics from “Form of My Coronary heart.”
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“Wanting again on the issues we have carried out,” he sang, earlier than saying, “I need to do it sooner or later.”
Particularly, he needs it to occur maybe the following time his hometown group makes it to the Tremendous Bowl. Actually, he thinks it will be “fairly cool” if *NSYNC joined them on the stage to unite the largest boy bands of the ’90s collectively for one epic efficiency.
“That once more goes again to the period we got here from, the late ’90s,” he mentioned. “It was a extremely stunning time and I believe everyone needs that once more. They need that feeling popping out of this, every part that we now have gone by 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.”
Maybe as a tease of that very risk, Carter is becoming a member of forces with BSB’s AJ McLean and *NSYNC’s Lance Bass and Joey Fatone for a particular occasion on June 18 to rejoice Pleasure Month.
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The “Bingo Beneath the Stars” takes place reside on the Grove in LA and can function, amongst different surprises, the 4 singers coming collectively to carry out songs from the basic catalogs of each teams.
“It is the primary time ever that Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC have ever carried out one thing collectively like this,” Carter mentioned. But when he will get his want, maybe it will not be the final.
“If they need us to do a halftime on the Tremendous Bowl, I am going to inform you what, there’s just one Backstreet Boys and there is just one *NSYNC, and I believe we do fairly nicely at it,” he mentioned.
He additionally hinted at the potential for the teams hitting the highway collectively as BSB did with New Youngsters on the Block. What higher solution to kick off, or wrap up, such a sizzling ticket than with a Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present. Appears to be like prefer it’s all as much as you, Bucs!