The Weeknd’s Half-Time Show: Hit or Miss?

Delani English

This past Sunday, February 7th, the 55th Annual Superbowl took place. As we all know, this event, while centered around football, is not limited to just the sport. Many tune in for the bets, to watch the new, hilarious commercials, and, of course, to see the Pepsi halftime performance. 

This year, 2021, this grand show was put on by The Weeknd. The artist performed many popular songs including, “Call Out My Name,” as the introduction, “Starboy,” “The Hills,” “ Can’t Feel My Face,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Save Your Tears,” “Earned It,” “House of Balloons,” and ended the show with his 2020 hit, “Blinding Lights.” However, these songs and the gorgeous background of a live choir and orchestra mixed with neon lights were not enough to satisfy them. The reviews of the show have been quite mixed.

Many believe that where the production and the dancers were unique, the artist himself, who incorporated 7 million dollars of his own money into the show, was sloppy. For starters, according to the Chicago Tribune, The Weeknd’s stiff body and awkward hand movements got uncomfortable after a while and caused the show to be challenging to watch. Perhaps it was because he went solo for the first time in a bit. Who’s to say? 

On the other hand, a small minority of his “followers” think the performer did the best he could with a half-filled stadium and all the Covid-19 restrictions. 

Let us know what side you’re on!