Singer-songwriter The Weeknd kick-started the 2021 Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present by giving a monumental efficiency on Sunday. As per The Hollywood Reporter, the singer hit the stage in Tampa Bay, singing hits together with ‘The Hills’, ‘Cannot Really feel My Face’, ‘I Really feel It Coming’, ‘Save Your Tears’, ‘Earned It’ and ‘Blinding Lights’. In different performances, Miley Cyrus took the stage throughout a tailgate pregame present on Sunday afternoon, earlier than the Nationwide Anthem was carried out by H.E.R., ‘America the Stunning’ sung by nation artist Eric Church and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan, and youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman recited a poem.
With the continued COVID-19 pandemic nonetheless working rampant worldwide, the occasion, which allowed solely 25,000 followers to attend it, had sure security measures in place. To make sure the protection of the folks attending the present, practically 30,000 cardboard cutouts had been positioned in a 66,000-seat stadium.
Whereas followers had been anticipating a celeb visitor to take the stage with The Weeknd, the singer stayed true to the promise of his solo act and was not joined by any shock celeb performers throughout the present. The present kicked off with the singer in a luxurious sports activities automobile in entrance of what regarded just like the Tampa Bay skyline.
Because the efficiency started, a floating determine in white, sporting a masks with crimson glowing eyes, was lowered to the bottom as a choir, all of whom had been wearing comparable outfits, started singing. The Weeknd began the present on a excessive observe by performing his insanely in style observe ‘Starboy’ earlier than segueing into ‘The Hills’.
Through the years, many singers have carried out on the star-studded present. The Weeknd follows earlier performers together with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Woman Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars. Earlier this week, it was reported that The Weeknd is planning his ‘After Hours’ tour for January 2022. The tour was rescheduled after being delayed resulting from COVID-19.
-With ANI inputs