“One of the worst”- Internet Slams Usher at the Mega Super Bowl Half Time Show, With Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber in Audience

Published 02/11/2024, 9:30 PM EST

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Usher was on a mission to serve up the crème de la crème of Super Bowl halftime performances, and he was not shy about seeking advice from his little ones. Keeping his word, Usher revisited the iconic ‘YEAH’ with Lil Jon and Ludacris, turning the clock back 20 years for a nostalgic blast. True to his pledge of shirtless glory, Usher orchestrated a symphony of 14 chart-toppers in a 12-minute set, leaving ample room for featured guests to dazzle.

In a musical odyssey spanning three decades, Usher bedecked in a white ensemble and a flowing cape, kicked off the Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show. Despite the show’s high-octane energy and stellar lineup, a murmur of discontent surfaced among some fans. They lamented difficulties in catching Usher’s tunes clearly and felt a certain void—the missing ingredient. Many had anticipated Justin Bieber’s presence, believing it could have been the secret sauce to elevate the performance to legendary heights.

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Alternatively, Usher’s microphone mishap threatened to steal the spotlight, casting a shadow over an otherwise historic Super Bowl Halftime Show. His performance was a rollercoaster of hits, featuring a medley including ‘Caught Up,’ ‘Love in this Club,’ ‘U Got It Bad,’ ‘OMG,’ and the unforgettable ‘Yeah!‘. Special appearances by Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Ludacris, and Lil Jon added a sprinkle of stardust.

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With a conspicuous absence of surprises and an encore that did not quite hit the high notes, Usher found himself unable to lure in the crowd as much as the pre-show hype had promised. The anticipation had set the stage for a blockbuster, but the execution left the audience yearning for that extra dash of dazzle.

Usher could not hit the halftime mark for fans

Despite the anticipation sparked by Kardashian’s SKIMS promotion, Usher’s Super Bowl performance became the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. Fans did not hold back, quickly casting their verdict that it was “one of the worst” halftime shows ever witnessed. The pre-show buzz had set the stage for grandeur, but the actual performance fell short, prompting disappointed murmurs among the audience.

Pouring salt on an already wounded soul, fans swiftly shifted their attention to the silver lining of the Super Bowl halftime show – the star-studded guest lineup. They showered appreciation on Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and the other guest performers, labeling them as the shining gems that illuminated an otherwise lackluster performance.

Amidst the sea of disappointments, fans were quick to voice their lament, bemoaning the missed opportunity for a stellar Super Bowl halftime show. They passionately argued that had it been Taylor Swift or Kanye West in the spotlight, the entire performance would have taken a drastically different and electrifying turn.

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Whether you label it a missed performance by Justin Bieber or chalk it up to a microphone mishap, Usher found himself struggling to captivate the crowd. The spotlight, instead, veered towards the audience, where stars like Swift and Bieber held the audience’s rapt attention.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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