The results are in: PEOPLE readers love the Super Bowl (and this star)

By Rose Minutaglio
February 02, 2017 02:30 PM
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The results are in: PEOPLE readers love the Super Bowl — and Taylor Swift!

In a poll surveying sports-watching habits and Super Bowl music tastes in this week’s issue, an exclusive panel of PEOPLE readers overwhelmingly said they’ll likely tune in for Sunday’s big game.

“I love the energy surrounding the Super Bowl & I wait in eager anticipation for the more-than-captivating commercials. Engaging with family & friends and cheering for our desired teams is my yearly Super Bowl ritual. I also can’t forget my illustrious buffalo dip,” says one reader.

And when asked which star they’d like to see perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, our PEOPLE panel agreed that the princess of pop, Taylor Swift, would be perfect for the job.

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“She’s the epitome of a pop star right now. She has wide appeal, commercial success, and who doesn’t love a good Taylor Swift song?!” said a T-Swift fan.

Adds another aficionado: “She is amazing. Not only does she put on an awesome concert, but she is genuinely a nice person and truly cares about her fans! LOVE her!!”

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And not seen in this week’s issue: Our panel preferred Bruno Mars‘ 2014 halftime show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers above any other past performance in Super Bowl history.

“Bruno Mars’ music is great and gets you pumped. He brings so much excitement in his moves and it’s written all over his face. The Chili Peppers have been a favorite band of mine since I was a kid, but we haven’t heard much from them lately. Seeing them again was awesome! Both these artists’ music are very different form one another, that the performance could appeal to a vast audience,” says one fan.

“Bruno Mars was electric, exciting and just an amazing performer. The songs, his band and the dancing was perfection. A wonderful entertainer with a flare like no other. He’s unique in his own way and shows his audience he loves what he does,” says another.

This year’s Super Bowl, with a highly anticipated Lady Gaga halftime performance, airs on FOX Sunday evening.