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The Weeknd brings bright lights, bandaged dancers to Super Bowl

(Reuters) – Canadian pop singer The Weeknd lit up a pandemic-restricted Super Bowl on Sunday with an upbeat performance of hits in front of a brightly lit cityscape evoking the theme of his newest album, “After Hours.”

During halftime at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the 30-year-old performer stepped out of a shiny convertible perched high above the stage amid neon signs reminiscent of the Las Vegas Strip at night.

Dressed in a red blazer covered in sequins, black pants and black-and-white wingtip shoes, The Weeknd opened on stage with the song “Starboy” in front of a choir in

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Critic’s Notebook: Despite COVID-19 Backdrop, a Boringly Normal Super Bowl

Even with a reduced in-person crowd — and a spectacular pre-game Amanda Gorman — the event felt mostly like business as usual, with an above-average halftime spectacle and disappointing ads that fans have come to expect.

What was supposed to be a Super Bowl unlike any other ended up the exact same way as seven of the past 19 Super Bowls — namely with Tom Brady holding the trophy and everybody else complaining about Tom Brady.

And don’t get me wrong; I understand why people hate Tom Brady. Heck, I understand somewhere between 10 and 20 reasons why people hate

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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime performance sparked lots of memes


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In a spectacle that started in the stands, then went inside the stadium before taking over the entire field, The Weeknd performed a high-octane medley of his hits during the Super Bowl LV halftime show. While things seemingly went off without a hitch, the Grammy-winning artist still grabbed lots of social media attention.

He was the sole performer. 

Twitter users immediately went to work creating memes and comparing various aspects of the set to one another — from the back-up dancers looking like robots in the

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How Much Does the Super Bowl 2021 Halftime Show Cost?

The Weeknd is about to do the Super Bowl – and it’s going to be expensive.

The 30-year-old After Hours star is set to hit the stage for the halftime show performance on Sunday (February 7) during the big game.

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And the superstar himself is putting tons of his own money into the performance, apparently: The Weeknd spent $7 million of his own money on production costs for his Super Bowl halftime show, his manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby told Billboard last week.

He’s doing so to “make this halftime show be

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