“An achievement. “Thirty years of preparation,” we often heard in the halftime show promotions. Suffice it to say, the bar was set high for Usher's performance at Super Bowl LVIII. We can say that the 45-year-old star is the accepted the challenge.
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If we've already seen stars jumping from the ceiling or arriving in carriages almost regal in honor of the halftime show, we instead saw Usher firmly planted on the field to begin his highly anticipated show.
Dressed all in white and surrounded by several dancers, Usher began his performance with his hit “Caught Up,” taken from his 2004 album “Confessions.” Instead of focusing on tracks from his new album “Coming Home,” which was released Friday, Usher instead focused on safe values.
It must be said that in this show, which lasted just a few minutes, Usher's ambition was to summarize 30 years of his career.
After Love In This Club, Alicia Keys appeared on stage. Red dress, red piano: we felt the change in tone when she sang her piece If I Ain't Got You.
A nice foretaste of a moment of complicity with Usher, who joined her to sing her famous duet My Boo.
Lo and behold, Usher took off his sweater to feel more comfortable performing “U Got It Bad” in the middle of a giant round stage.
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After Jermaine Dupri, HER also joined Usher, guitar in support, to further liven up the party.
As is his habit on stage, Usher indulged his love of dancing on inline skates to sing the hit “OMG” with Will.i.am.
Then comes Lil Jon, surrounded by a crowd, to elevate the atmosphere even further with the dynamic Turn Down For What.
The stage was set for the mega success of UsherYeah!, sung with Lil Jon and Ludacris.
Even though stress sometimes creeps in during the halftime show, he seemed to leave Usher alone, who appeared very relaxed throughout his performance.
Usher, who recently completed a residency at Park MGM in Las Vegas, has announced a North American tour beginning in August.