If you blinked, you might have missed your favorite song.
After being introduced by best buddy Jimmy Fallon, ripping through his most popular bits, Justin Timberlake delivers a hit-to-hit-to-hit performance, starting off with some of his new material from 'Man Of The Woods,' and mixing in some of your favorites, including "SexyBack" and "Mirror."
If you could compare it to anyone else's past performances, I would compare it to Katy Perry or Bruno Mars. There wasn't any insane acrobatics (like Lady Gaga jumping off buildings in a harness), but there was one surprise for Minneapolis.
As reported by multiple outlets, there was discussion that JT was going to perform with a hologram of Prince to honor his legacy. Shelia E., Prince's drummer apparently reached out to Justin and swayed him to not perform with a hologram. It looks as if Justin traded off for just a projection on the screen for "I Would Die 4 U."
Family, I spoke w/Justin 2nite and he shared heartfelt words of respect for Prince & the Purple fans. I look 4wrd 2 seeing what I'm sure is going 2 be a spectacular halftime show. There is no hologram. ????????????
Sadly, there was no vindication performance for Janet Jackson, who sort of got blacklisted after "NippleGate," or former boy-banders of *NSYNC, which was a giant hope for most fans looking to take in Justin's performance.
There were some mixed reviews rolling in on Twitter for Justin's performance, from "He just killed it!" to "What was that?"
Some examples include:
PepsiHalftime expected so much more!! https://t.co/s2WFLSxQNd
JustinTimberlake killed the #PepsiHalftime !! Excellent performance, I thought! https://t.co/QiJY2SN2Ev
The only thing that can be turned into a meme with this #pepsihalftime is the kid beside Justin Timberlake at the end ???? such a let down
Most disappointing play of the game? JT not bringing N'SYNC out for the halftime show. #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime https://t.co/gJjWhMzvmb
We're taking you live to Heaven for Prince's reaction to the #PepsiHalftime performance... https://t.co/iV7sjL9ixu
Wow @jtimberlake ???? brought it #PepsiHalftime SuperBowl
I enjoyed the songs but this halftime show was TRASHHHHH. #PepsiHalftime https://t.co/Zf8Znx7Lxj
A hologram!" "No, a hologram would be disrespectful." "What if it's a hologram projected onto a sheet?" "PERFECT TRIBUTE" #PepsiHalftime
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See some highlights of the performance here: