The Weeknd performs with dancers in facial bandages at the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show
The pop star, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, is the first Canadian to headline the event solo. He started his show on Sunday with his tune “Starboy”. Shortly thereafter, viewers got a glimpse into The Weeknd with a group of dancers whose faces were wrapped in bandages – an aesthetic the artist recently explored and which he sees as a statement of celebrity.
The concert culminated when The Weeknd and a large group of bandaged dancers took over the field for a performance of “Blinding Lights” with accompanying choreography.
In the early evening, country star Eric Church and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan played the national anthem. R&B artist HER was also there to sing “America the Beautiful” while poet Amanda Gorman recited a poem before the game started.
The Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS and broadcast live on the CBS All Access app.
Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton poked fun at their marriage in a hilarious advertisement – check it out below:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 2:10 am
I can’t get over The Weeknd’s halftime show. I don’t wanna let go So let’s look at photos of it together.
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 2:03 AM
If you’re wondering what facial bandages are all about, here is The Weeknd’s statement on aesthetics:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:46 AM
Here’s a better look at The Weeknd and its bandaged dancers ALL OVER THE FIELD:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:42 AM
I know they say “don’t be sad that it is over, be glad that it happened” but … am I really sad that it is over?
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:41 AM
And this was the beginning of The Weeknd’s wonderful show:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:40 AM
Fireworks!! Wait, is it over? No! You’re welcome! We need at least another hour of it!
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:39 AM
You can take a look at the connected dancers in this video:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:38 am
Oh wow! The army of weeknd dancers has taken over the field. It really is a sight to behold. And the choreography is also a lot of fun. That rocks!
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:37 AM
More photos of The Weeknd’s ongoing performance:
Clemence MichallonFebruary 8, 2021 1:35 AM