Justin Timberlake Pulls Out The Hits For His Super Bowl LII Halftime Show
Justin Timberlake worked his way through a hit-filled set during his performance for the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show tonight (February 4). Despite rumors of appearances from *NSYNC and Janet Jackson, he performed alone and showcased slick choreography and strong vocals. Following an introduction from his close friend Jimmy Fallon, the crooner took over U.S. Bank Stadium to perform an explosive medley of songs.
Although the 37-year-old opened with a rousing rendition of his Man Of The Woods lead single, “Filthy,” underneath the stadium, he filled the rest of his 13-minute setlist with a collection of classic hits. He and a crew of male dancers delivered some slick moves to “Rock Your Body” as he took the field, and he included a chorus of “Senorita” before breaking out the roaring bass for “SexyBack.” He continued showing love to his FutureSex/LoveSounds era with a rousing rendition of “My Love” with the support of a full band.
That transitioned into his dramatic breakup ballad “Cry Me A River,” during which he showed off his sweet falsetto. JT added a quick dance break before inviting a marching band onstage for a suave “Suit & Tie” performance. He courted some controversy with a tribute to Prince during the evening’s mandatory ballad section. After taking the piano for his Beyonce collaboration, “Until the End Of Time,” he projected a video of the “Purple Rain” icon and sang along to “I Would Die 4 U” as the stadium turned purple.
The evening’s standout moment came during an anthemic rendition of “Mirrors” as a group of fans flooded the field with mirrors. This was easily the most impressive staging of his set, and it was followed by one last feel-good moment as Justin worked his way through the Max Martin-produced “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” Underneath a rainbow of lights he danced through the bleachers and paused to take pics with some lucky fans.
After the jaw-dropping spectacles delivered by the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyonce in previous years, JT’s performance felt a little on the safe side. However, there is no denying that he brought the heat and showcased some of his biggest hits. Fans are undoubtedly flocking to pick up tickets to his Man Of The Woods Tour this summer right about now. Watch the full performance up top!