We had the chance to watch the most amazing crossover in history but thank you very much Backstreet Boys! (Yes, we are angry) The American musician Nick Carter, who was a member of the 90s boy band made a shocking revelation about a certain Super Bowl Show back in 2001.
Back in the day, pop music fans would not let us lie here, there was a constant battle to see which pop star you preferred and which one was doing the best music. Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera? *NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys? Friendships were broken and debates were around over which one was the favorite or which was was superior.
Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, and Howie Dorough were the ones who formed The Backstreet Boys, while Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick were the ones in *NSYNC. As for Britney Spears, she was always linked with the former ones since she was back then in a relationship with Timberlake.
Anyway, we already know that one of the biggest parties broadcasted is the Super Bowl Show where many renowned singers have performed. Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga could be just a few memorable mentions. But in 2001, what we watched was an amazing ensemble of several artists together: *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Mari J. Blige, Nelly, Tremors, and The Earthquake Horns. The songs included one of the most famous hits of the boy band 'Bye Bye Bye' "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" and 'Jaded' by Aerosmith, and 'Walk This Way' where everybody was singing. But did you know that this could have gone a totally different way?
In a recent interview with ET, Nick Carter revealed that the Backstreet Boys were invited but declined the opportunity and instead preferred to sing the National Anthem. "It's interesting because we were presented the opportunity to perform at the halftime at the Super Bowl and it was in Tampa, my home town, At the time we came from the era of, we loved the Whitney Houston rendition of the national anthem. And for us, we got the choice and we passed on the halftime."
When asked if, given the chance to go back in time, would he switch the performance and instead sing-along Britney and *NSYNC, Nick Carter declared that he still has hope for a future opportunity. “I say maybe another halftime when the Bucs go back to the Super Bowl," he said, adding that it would be "pretty cool" if BSB and *NSYNC did one together. "And that again is going back to the era we came from, the late '90s. It was a really beautiful time and I think everybody wants that again. They want that feeling coming out of this, everything that we have gone through together and society for the past year and a half. We want to be a part of that story, of love and growth and just coming out of the dark. I think that's why this event is so special to us."