Super Bowl Halftime Performance


The weeknd in the middle of the field at the end of his performance for the super bowl halftime show Photo courtesy : The Weeknd instagram @theweeknd with the caption of “still buzzing from last night. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole performance. Thank you @pepsi @NFL @RocNation for believing in me to bring a fresh new take on the halftime show XO we did it!”

Usually the Super Bowl Halftime performance contains multiple artists with a big stage and an enormous crew of dancers, but this year was slightly different. On Sunday night, the Super Bowl was all about the 30-year-old pop star, The Weeknd. 

The show began with a Vegas-y neon set that continued the concept of The Weeknd’s hit album, “After Hours.” He wore a glittery version of the same red blazer that he’s been sporting ever since he came out with his album “The Highlights” as he has remained in character. Opening with his 2016 No. 1 hit “Starboy” in the stands, he was backed by a gospel-style choir, all appropriately socially distanced from each other. After his next number, “The Hills,” it felt like he set the mood for the moment, and “Can’t Feel My Face,” the following song, contained cool visuals. At one point, The Weeknd went back inside the stadium, weaving through a golden maze of mirrors and performing a dizzying sequence. 

 Usually, in the past, most half time performances take place in a stage in the middle of the field with fans able to congregate down there, but this year was different. Toward the end of “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd was joined by dancers identically dressed except for the bandages on their heads. He made his way out onto the field, turning what would’ve normally been a space full of fans into one big dance party. As his hit song “Blinded by the Lights” started playing, the backup dancers took up the whole field dancing, while The Weeknd performed in the middle of them. 

The Weeknd did an amazing job and blew the crowd away on the Super Bowl Halftime Show that showcased all of his 2020 song “Blinding Lights,” which means it was mission accomplished for a chart-topping artist who, according to his manager, spent $7 million of his own money to make sure the performance was everything he wanted it to be.