The Weeknd’s Super Bowl LV 2021 performance dubbed ‘worst’ in history, fans felt it was 'concert on steroids'
The Weeknd landed on the stage of Super Bowl LV for his much-awaited Halftime performance in his typical red suit which he donned for the whole of 2020 in order to promote his critically and commercially successful album ‘After Hours.’ The stage was lit with lights and the stadium sky filled with fireworks as the global R&B star performed a medley of hits backed by choir, violinists and masked backup dancers.
For the unversed, the 30-year-old award-winning artist was all over the headlines when he got snubbed by the Grammys for apparently choosing the Super Bowl LV Halftime performance over the coveted award ceremony. ‘The Hills’ hitmaker decided to perform his hit singles from his 2020 album ‘After Hours’ at the Halftime as he opened the show with ‘Starboy.’ His album proved to be one of the biggest chart-toppers of last year as it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. The concert ended with The Weeknd and a large group of bandaged dancers taking over the field for a performance of 'Blinding Lights' with an accompanying choreography. However, the Internet did not really like The Weeknd’s highly-anticipated performance.
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Internet feels The Weeknd’s performance was ‘probably the worst’
As soon as the singer wrapped up his performance, a lot of social media users took to Twitter to talk about the same. Unfortunately, a majority of them did not like The Weeknd’s performance and rated it as the worst. A user stated, “Probably the worst #SuperBowl half time show in my lifetime.... and I lived through the @JanetJackson “wardrobe malfunction” @theweeknd it’s a no for me, dawg.” Another said, “These cardboard cutouts are making more noise for the weeknd than they are for the game. #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime”
One posted, “Faceless people dancing in chaos. I have seen this before, like constantly for the last year. #SuperBowl #TheWeeknd #HalfTimeShow” whereas, the next one posted, “So about that half time show .... it sucked bro #SuperBowl #HalfTimeShow #TheWeeknd #nfl”
One user said, “First time in my life I am glad #TheWeeknd is over #HalfTimeShow #SuperBowl” Another added, “I was so close to getting over my hangover... then #TheWeeknd ruined everything. #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl” One asserted, “Soooooooooo basically the half time show was a concert on steroids, and "the audience" it was appealing to are current fans of The Weekend...A replay of Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, or Prince would've been more entertaining.”
Probably the worst #SuperBowl half time show in my lifetime.... and I lived through the @JanetJackson “wardrobe malfunction” @theweeknd it’s a no for me, dawg— Sarah (@ArahSay_) February 8, 2021
These cardboard cutouts are msking more noise for the weeknd than they are for the game. #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime— Log1c81 (@log1c81) February 8, 2021
Faceless people dancing in chaos. I have seen this before, like constantly for the last year. #SuperBowl #TheWeeknd #HalfTimeShow— Philip Hoppe (@soonerfaninks) February 8, 2021
So about that half time show .... it sucked bro #SuperBowl #HalfTimeShow #TheWeeknd #nfl— Mad or Naw (@madornaw69) February 8, 2021
First time in my kife I am glad #TheWeeknd is over#HalfTimeShow #SuperBowl— SeArmoLaCas'ePutas (@ArmoCase) February 8, 2021
I was so close to getting over my hangover... then #TheWeeknd ruined everything. #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl— Pete Testa (@PeteRyan11) February 8, 2021
Soooooooooo basically the half time show was a concert on steroids, and "the audience" it was appealing to are current fans of The Weekend...— Delicia Jones (@Delicia_Jones) February 8, 2021
A replay of Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, or Prince would've been more entertaining.
Where to watch Super Bowl LV 2021?
This the third time Super Bowl event is set to take place at The Raymond James Stadium and the fifth time overall in Tampa. The Raymond James Stadium can hold 65,000 people and interestingly, the number can also be expanded to 75,000 spectators. However, due to Covid-19 protocols, it is being reported that the stadium will only allow 20 percent of the seating capacity.
The 2021 edition of the Super Bowl is up for broadcast on CBS. The viewers can also watch the game and the halftime performance on the CBS All Access app. It was NBC who had originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl. However, the two networks decided to swap years in order for NBC to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022. The 2021 Super Bowl played on Sunday, February 7 kicked off at 6.30 pm ET.
The halftime show began at around 8 pm ET, approximately 90 minutes after kickoff.