Super Bowl fans praise the Weeknd’s stunning halftime show

Monday - 08/02/2021 15:15
The Weeknd suddenly entered a bright gold room for one section of the show, with his face eerily distorted in the camera. Picture: Channel 7Source:Channel 7
The Weeknd suddenly entered a bright gold room for one section of the show, with his face eerily distorted in the camera. Picture: Channel 7Source:Channel 7
The Weeknd’s visually stunning Super Bowl halftime show has wowed fans, but one star didn’t love it, taking a vicious swipe at the performance.

The Weeknd has finally graced the Super Bowl stage — and it was a stage like no other.

Music fans had been patiently awaiting the halftime show, which promised to be an extravagant affair after the Grammy-winner splashed $9 million of his own money to perfect the setting.

It comes after some were confused by the choice of performer given the star’s X-rated song lyrics.

In terms of aesthetics, his performance — which was intended to be more of a “cinematic experience” — certainly didn’t disappoint.

But not everyone was into it, with Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown calling the show “disappointing and unfulfilling”.

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Opening to an epic Vegas-inspired neon set, the star, seated in a sports car, stunned fans as the stage parted and he launched into mega hit Starboy.

It’s clear the singer spared no expense on special effects as fans were treated to a tantalising visual display including pyrotechnics and a spectacular (and slightly dizzying) all-gold house of mirrors-style moment.
 

The Weeknd suddenly entered a bright gold room for one section of the show, with his face eerily distorted in the camera. Picture: Channel 7
The Weeknd suddenly entered a bright gold room for one
section of the show, with his face eerily distorted in the camera.
Picture: Channel 7Source:Channel 7

 

 
The Weeknd's stage set up was epic. Picture: Channel 7
The Weeknd's stage set up was epic. Picture: Channel 7Source:Channel 7

 

Behind him was an ensemble of sequined violinists and dancers dotting the cityscape stage design, and when it came to his hit I Can’t Feel My Face, dozens of bandaged up doppelgangers danced around him.

The 30-year-old decided his own face was good enough for his big live gig, rather than the odd prosthetics and makeup he’s been donning throughout his latest album’s release.

Elsewhere in the performance, a number of masked dancers in red blazers took to the field for a wild rendition of upbeat banger Blinding Lights.

Very 2021- appropriate costumes here. Picture: Channel 7
Very 2021- appropriate costumes here. Picture: Channel 7Source:Channel 7

 

 
We can see where the $9 million went …
We can see where the $9 million went …Source:channel 7


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