JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MISSES THE MAGIC WITH SUPER BOWL HALFTIME PERFORMANCE!

With over 100 million watching and decked out in Stella McCartney, Justin Timberlake performed a 14-minute set for the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the Philadelphia Eagles bested the New England Patriots to lift the Lombardi Trophy.

It marked Timberlake’s return to the famed football stage following 2004’s Nipplegate controversy when he performed with Janet Jackson. Perhaps with that at the back of his mind, the Tennessee native appeared to over-correct, going for a safe performance, which felt less than what was advertised.

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The show opened with “Filthy” from Timberlake’s latest album, Man of the Woods, ending with crowd-pleaser “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” with various hits mixed in.

Technical issues didn’t help, and then there was the Prince tribute, with the lighting going purple across the stadium and Prince’s image reflected on the stage. Sitting at a piano, Timberlake performed “I Would Die 4 U.” However, it all felt a bit underwhelming, especially contrasted with Prince’s own iconic Super Bowl performance.

Perhaps Timberlake should have enlisted the help of his former NSYNC band mates for a mini-reunion we would all be talking about tomorrow…or brought back Janet Jackson for something truly special.

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