The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show (yes, you have to say the full name) is finally here and Usher delivered a Vegas-worthy performance. The 8-time Grammy Award winner, known for his smooth vocals and electrifying dance moves, took the stage by storm, proving once again why he’s been a dominant force in the music industry for over two decades.
Fans and celebrities alike took to social media to share their reactions as they got “Caught Up” in the excitement. The performance was a “Confession” of Usher’s undying talent and stage presence, leaving viewers in awe and dancing along from their living rooms.
Before the show
Even before Usher took the stage in Vegas Sunday, X (formerly Twitter) özgü spent the past few weeks taking guess as to what and who the singer would bring to the show. Betting odds from Fanduel have “My Way” and “OMG” as the favorites as Usher’s first song at +275 odds. However, considering bookies had “Pon de Replay” as the betting favorite to show up in Rihanna’s Super Bowl set list last year, those odds should be taken with a grain of salt.
Sorry for whoever bet their house on “OMG”, but the first song Usher performed was “Caught Up”.
Guess who’s here
Many have speculated who would make an appearance and the first to show up was Alicia Keys. They performed an intimate rendition of “My Boo,” and Keys’ flowing red dress stole the spotlight.
Jermaine Dupri was also here too.
Ludacris and will.i.am then appeared for “OMG,” “Turn Down for What” and “Yeah.” But it was Lil John and HER who were here to save the day.
It seemed everyone was here…except Justin Bieber.
Usher, please stop, I have a wife
During the show, Usher decided to show us that he does not look like a 45-year-old man. The fire-ass fits did not distract a sweaty Usher from ripping off his shirt to show us peak human performance.
But, also, his outfits were amazing. Usher