Posted: Feb 5, 2012 8:46 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Feb 5, 2012 8:46 PM
INDIANAPOLIS- Your eyes weren't playing tricks on you. That was Southern University's own Dancing Dolls performing with Madonna in the halftime show during the Superbowl.
Southern's Band director, Lawrence Jackson, tells News2 he got the call about two months ago that Madonna wanted the girls alongside her in the performance.
He says, "Back in November, her people contacted us and said they wanted the girls to perform with her during the halftime show. Of course we were excited. It's such an honor. "
Jackson says the international pop star found out about the girls through Youtube.
But there was a catch: they couldn't tell anyone.
Jackson explains,"We were asked to keep everything confidential. We had to sign contracts and so forth."
Despite the fact the dancers were keeping the surprise performance under wraps, the news spread through campus.
Southern University Freshman, Brigette Jones, says she heard the news from Twitter. " I'm just so proud of the girls it's such a great accomplishment."
Southern University Junior, Shaquille Dillon, agrees. He says " I'm friends with a lot of the girls so I found out from word of mouth. I think it's a privilege and an honor to have such lovely ladies representing our university."
There are 10 official "Dancing Dolls" but Madonna asked for 20 dancers.
Ten more girls from Southern University were added for Sunday night's performance.