Singer The Weeknd confronted particular challenges performing on the halftime show for Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday. Due to coronavirus precautions, he carried out solo, and followers could not encompass him on the the sphere, as has occurred in previous video games. So he rolled out some methods and particular results of his personal for a efficiency that had some followers raving and others confused.

One of the singer’s greatest hits is Blinding Lights, and he did certainly carry out amongst some blazing, blinding lights, on a set that resembled a carnival hall of mirrors.

“The Weeknd looking like he’s livestreaming a haunted house,” tweeted author Kristin Chirico.

The singer has worn bandages and pretend blood earlier than as half of a longtime character, however for the sport, he did not go together with any of these props. His efficiency did characteristic a subject full of dancers wrapped face in bandages virtually like mummies, and in any other case dressed like The Weeknd in black pants and crimson jackets.

Mummy mania

The bandaged dancers drew combined critiques. “I would admit the Super Bowl halftime show with The Weeknd was pretty colorful and bright,” wrote one Twitter person. “With dancing mummies and less of a stripper party dance show like last year.”

But one other wrote, “Ugh. No! The mummy men were so dumb.”

Tiny dancers

Some individuals in contrast The Weeknd’s dancers with different acquainted faces, together with Star Wars characters and Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Striking angles

Others commented on the swirling angles and putting units the musician wound his approach by way of. One bit of the efficiency exhibiting The Weeknd trying virtually misplaced in his personal set sparked loads of jokes.

“Me trying to follow the hostess to my table at the Cheesecake Factory,” snarked one Twitter person.

And one other made a sport comparability, writing, “The Weeknd doing an impression of the Chiefs, slightly lost and confused.”

Can you hear me now?

The sound would appear to be a significant half of any million-dollar musical efficiency, but many viewers stated they’d hassle listening to the singer.

NBC anchor Maria Shriver tweeted, “I can’t hear the The Weeknd either and my volume is up.”

Another tweet learn, “The Weeknd decided to give the best performance he’s ever given and the Super Bowl sound team were like ‘What if we make it so no one can hear him?'”

The NFL posted the full efficiency to its YouTube channel proper after it aired, so viewers can rewatch and choose for themselves.


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