Spotted: Ke$ha Sets The Stage For The Super Bowl

Every day a multitude of stars wander through the halls of MTV News to talk about their latest projects and goof around with our intrepid correspondents. But sometimes we catch stars elsewhere, and that’s why we put together Spotted!, a daily compendium of stars in the wild.

The Super Bowl has gotten to be such a huge event for the music world that it’s basically impossible to see every performance that goes on over the course of the weekend leading up to the big game. Kid Rock kicked things off at the end of last week, and the ensuing days saw performances by Maroon 5, the Script, Lifehouse, Pitbull and Nelly (among many others). On Saturday night (February 5), Ke$ha tuned up the audience one last time before game day with a smoking hot set at the Bud Light Hotel event in Dallas. Backed by her killer band (which takes New Wave, electro-pop and garage rock and sends them through a Bedazzled meat grinder), Ke$ha flexed and writhed through a punchy set that included all of her biggest hits (including “Tik Tok,” “Your Love Is My Drug” and the recent chart-topper “We R Who We R”).

Of course, Ke$ha wasn’t the only star who made her way to the Dallas area to celebrate the biggest television event of the year, as Christina Aguilera and Lea Michele both participated in pregame celebrations and Ryan Seacrest hung close to Julianne Hough during Fox’s pregame show. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 500 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey and Kanye West!