Watch The Weeknd's Explosive Super Bowl LV Halftime Show
By Paris Close
February 8, 2021
The Weeknd commanded the main stage with a career-spanning, 14-minute medley showcasing his greatest hits during Sunday’s (February 7) Super Bowl LV Pepsi Halftime Show.
Entering the scene on a mysterious stage design the dark and haunting sounds of “Call Out My Name,” The Weeknd opened his set evoking the spirit and suave of Michael Jackson with swift and smooth dance moves as he belted “Starboy” and “The Hills.”
The Weeknd then takes viewers down a hall of mirrors illuminated by blinding lights to perform “Can’t Feel My Face” before getting swarmed by a crowd of bandaged-faced clones. Returning to the stage again, the megastar kicks things into high gear to sing his Daft Punk-assisted hit “I Feel It Coming” before leading the crowd through a sing-along of “Save Your Tears.”
Toning things down to a mellow mood, The Weeknd flexed his signature falsetto in a soul-baring performance of “Earned It” before bringing the show to its end with a wild closing number.
In its final moments, The Weeknd’s halftime show gets even more bizarre as he and his army of bandaged-faced backup dancers take over the football field for a synchronized dance to the sounds of “Blinding Lights” as fireworks erupt in the night sky.
Watch The Weeknd's Super Bowl Halftime show above.
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