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Super Bowl 2024 halftime show live: Usher fans thrilled with star-studded performance as Taylor Swift watches

Super Bowl 2024 halftime show live: Usher fans thrilled with star-studded performance as Taylor Swift watches

Super Bowl LVIII halftime headlines show

Usher celebrated both his past and present when he headlined the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show tonight (February 11) at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada.

The R&B singer headlined the concert with a troupe of dancers and special guests, performing some of his biggest hits of the past two decades.

Fans were somewhat disappointed after Usher's friend and protégé Justin Bieber failed to appear on stage, despite their collaboration on the pop singer's iconic 2010 hit “Somebody to Love.”

However, they enjoyed appearances by rappers Lil Jon and Ludacris on the song “Yeah!” 2004, and Alecca Keys in the song “My Boo”.

The three-hour game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers is broadcast live on CBS. Fans in the UK will be able to watch the broadcast on ITV1.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift is officially home, having exited a show in Tokyo to get to the game in time to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce play.


Fans are disappointed by the lack of any special appearance from the Bieb

While viewers certainly seemed to enjoy Usher's show, there was a definite sense of disappointment at the lack of any surprise appearances from Justin Bieber, who was there on the field.

Unfortunately for the Biebathons or whatever his fans call him, the pop singer seemed happy to watch his friend from a box with his supermodel wife Hailey Bieber/Baldwin.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:43


And like that….

Is this him?! That's how it was done. I can't believe this was the full set, we were all so excited.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:37


Yes! His children joined Usher for one of his biggest hits

Honestly, if you're old like me, this song blows you away every time.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:36


HER joins Usher for a Prince-style guitar solo

I love the Prince vibes from it, guitar up high and everything.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:33


Usher has established himself as one of the greatest artists

Taking some cues from Michael Jackson, Usher gives the performance of his life, filled with stunning costume changes, great dance moves, and stellar vocals. I really enjoy how he mixes pop songs with some of his more poignant ballads.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:31


Alicia Keys joins Usher during the Super Bowl halftime show!

With a gorgeous red silk cape flowing behind her, Alicia Keys performs a stunning moment from her single “If I Ain't Got You,” before a rousing rendition of “My Boo,” her 2004 hit with Usher. Now on to some sausage confessions!

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 at 01:30


Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 01:07


Flashback: Taylor Swift and Usher perform “Yes!” In 2011

Amid the frenzy over Swift's presence at tonight's game, a clip has resurfaced of the moment she joined halftime show headliner, Usher, during her 2011 Speak Now tour.

The duo performed a fun rendition of the R&B star's 2004 song at what was then known as Phillips Arena (now renamed State Farm Arena), when Swift took some rap verses in place of the track's featured artists, Lil Jon. And Ludacris.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 00:54


It's not long before Asher…

If, like me, you have absolutely no idea what's going on in the sports portion of tonight's event, you'll be relieved to know that we'll probably have 10 to 20 minutes before Usher takes the stage.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 00:49


Ryan Gosling cries over Taylor Swift in The Fall Guy's Super Bowl teaser

Ryan Gosling can be seen crying in his car to Taylor Swift's song “All Too Well” in a new teaser for his new movie. Scapegoat, My trusted colleague Kevin E. J. Perry reports.

The upcoming action comedy is based on the 1980s TV series of the same name, and stars Gosling as stuntman Colt Sievers (originally played by Lee Majors).

The crew of the new film, which is directed by Express trainIt stars David Leitch, and also includes British actors Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Hannah Waddingham, and American star Stephanie Hsu.

“is not it?” Gosling's character answers.

Róisín O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2024 00:33