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Sting, Twain, No Doubt in Halftime Show

The Super Bowl halftime show will be a little bit country and a little bit rock n’ roll.

Canadian singer Shania Twain and Southern California band No Doubt are headlining halftime entertainment for Sunday’s game.

Sting also will appear.

“It’s such a big event that there are no limits,” Twain said Thursday. “The sky is the limit.”

Twain will perform two songs: “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” from her blockbuster album “Come on Over,” and the title song of her latest album, “Up.”

“‘Cause that’s where the ball is going,” Twain said.

She’s looking forward to the game, but she wouldn’t say for whom she’s rooting.

No Doubt drummer Adrian Young was more forthcoming.

“Buccaneers 20, Oakland 14,” he said, drawing applause from the crowd. “And I’m taking wagers after the press conference.”

No Doubt said they were honored to be on center stage at halftime. Last year, they were part of the long lineup of entertainers before the game.

“I don’t think we ever dreamed we’d be doing it this year,” lead singer Gwen Stefani said.

Stefani gushed a bit at sharing the stage with Sting.

“We’re so lucky Sting is going to show up,” she said. “We’re big, huge fans.”

Producers Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, and Joel Gallen, director-producer of Tenth Planet Productions, said the show would focus on music rather than special effects, with live performances.

Last year, most of the musical performers prerecorded their performances to reduce the possibility of technical problems. U2 performed live, though.

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