The Super Bowl Halftime Show Was Rad – Here’s Why

Rylan Snyder, Junior Writer/Music Tech.

The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance blew my mind. It was one of the best halftime shows that I have seen in my lifetime. The show featured some current hits as well as some of his classic hits. Many online reviews revealed that people were not impressed by the halftime show, saying it was underwhelming or even “too much.” Personally, I was a big fan of his halftime performance.

Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is a 31 year old hip-hop/pop artist who has been in the music game since 2010. A lot of time, effort, and money went into the halftime show. The Weeknd even spent 7 million dollars of his own money on his 13-minute performance. Tesfaye hired a lot of people to dance alongside him when he performed his hit song “Blinding Lights” on the field.

The Weeknd started off the performance with “Call Out My Name” and “Starboy.” The Weeknd fans were happy that this song was included in the show, as “Starboy” is his hit song from 2016 that topped the charts for eight weeks and arguably his most well-known song. The Weeknd performed nearly all of his hit songs, which his fans appreciated.

The Weeknd has starred in many performances, but this will definitely be one of his biggest feats throughout his career. Starring in the Super Bowl halftime show is a huge accomplishment for any artist.

The Weeknd has inspired me as an artist at a young age, and to see him grow and become better and better is incredible.