Super Bowl 2021- The Weeknd wows crowd at halftime show as his 'creepy' bandaged dancers take over the entire field
THE Weeknd and an army of "creepy" bandaged dancers took the stage for an electric halftime show during Super Bowl 2021.
The Blinding Lights singer performed on-field of the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida and stunned fans with a massive choir who sang along with a medley of his biggest hits.
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The Weeknd rocked a sparkly red blazer over a black satin shirt with matching leather gloves, slacks and wingtip shoes.
He was backed by a massive choir on stage that were sitting on a set built to resemble a cityscape.
Performing a medley of his biggest hits, the singer started with his song, Starboy.
The beginning of his big show happened on a dark black stage surrounded by large neon lights – on theme with his latest album.
He transitioned to his #1 single, Can’t Feel My Face and then entered a dizzying gold maze under the stadium stands.
The pop star was then joined by hundreds of backup dancers wearing matching red and black outfits with their faces covered in white bandages.
Going into his 2020 smash, Blinding Lights, the masked dancers went down with The Weeknd to the field for a choreographed number.
The Weeknd stood at the center of the field on the NFL logo when an array of fireworks were blasted off behind him.
Various projections and lasers also filled the stadium with color during the halftime show.
Last month, CBS announced The Weeknd – born Abel Tesfaye – would be added to the list of iconic musicians performing at the Super Bowl.
The big news came just days after The Weeknd furiously called out the Grammys for being completely shut out of any nominations for his 2020 acclaimed album, After Hours.
However, the setback did now slow him down as he performed on one of the world’s biggest stages on Sunday’s 55th championship.
Ahead of rocking out, The Weeknd shut down speculation he would have “special guests” joining him for the show.
Fans insisted that previous collaborators Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar or Travis Scott may have joined him.
“I’ve been reading a lot of rumors… I wouldn’t bet on it,” he told the NFL network ahead of the game.
“There wasn’t any room to fit it in the narrative, in the story I was telling in the performance.
“So yeah. There’s no special guests,” he confirmed.
The hitmaker continues to shock fans after he showed off a disturbing new look in the Save Your Tears music video.
Days before, he arrived at the AMAs 2020 with his head, jaw, and nose completely bandaged, The Weeknd looked as if he'd either been in a terrible accident or just had a face lift.
But the singer isn't injured and he hasn't had cosmetic surgery either.
Instead, the horrifying make-up is to raise awareness against drink driving.
The Weeknd hasn't revealed for how long he'll continue to alter his look for events and videos.
In addition to The Weeknd, tonight’s musical lineup included Eric Church as part of Super Bowl LV’s pregame festivities.
The Chief – as he’s known to fans – sang the National Anthem with singer Jazmine Sullivan.
Fans insisted that the singer/songwriter outshined the famous country star though both were praised for their vocals.
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