The Weeknd confronted particular challenges performing on the halftime present for Super Bowl LV Sunday. Due to coronavirus precautions, he carried out solo, and followers could not encompass him on the sector, 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 largest hits is Blinding Lights, and he did certainly carry out amongst some blazing, blinding lights, on a set that resembled a carnival corridor of mirrors.

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

The singer has worn bandages and faux blood earlier than as a part of a longtime character, however for the sport, he did not go along with any of these props. His efficiency did characteristic a discipline stuffed with dancers wrapped face in bandages nearly like mummies, and in any other case dressed like The Weeknd in black pants and crimson jackets.

Mummy mania

The bandaged dancers drew combined evaluations. “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 folks 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 method by way of throughout a break within the sport between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One little bit of the efficiency exhibiting The Weeknd trying nearly 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 very important a part of any million-dollar musical efficiency, but many viewers mentioned they’d bother 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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