HI had a lot of expectation to know what I had in store The Weeknd for him halftime show, after having put seven million dollars out of your pocket to create the show that he “imagined”.
And what did Abel Tesfaye imagine to dazzle the spectators at Raymond James Stadium after a year marked by the pandemic? Well, it had nothing to do with the explosiveness of Jennifer López and Shakira a year ago. His music prevailed although his halftime show was accompanied by lights.
The Weeknd came out on stage, where he was supported by a choir-orchestra located behind him, and pulled his repertoire, although he only brought viewers out of lethargy with his famous ‘Blinding Lights’. The Canadian was a long way from the excitement of U2 after 9/11, from electrifying Shakira and JLo, from an energetic Bruce Springsteen or from Prince’s connection with the audience.