Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance Met With… Mixed Reviews (But The Ladies Were Here For The Shirt Off)

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Usher just crushed his halftime show performance…or did he?

The “King of R&B” got to perform for a little bit longer than is usually set aside for the Super Bowl Halftime show, with his performance coming in around 15 minutes.

For those that enjoyed Usher’s show, that 15 minutes flew by, but for the people who weren’t a big fan of Usher’s singing and dancing (and hit of 2000s nostalgia), his performance dragged on.

I’m trying to be as neutral as possible when I say this, but I don’t think anyone is putting Usher’s performance in the “all-time” list of Halftime shows. It also relied heavily on features…

The bar has been set very high by other previous acts, and I’m obviously alluding to Shania Twain in 2003, or when Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna Judd rocked the halftime stage back in 1994.

I may be biased saying that, but I think a lot of people will agree with me there. I’d even say that Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem’s halftime show from a couple of years ago one-upped Usher’s.

But then again, there were plenty of people that didn’t think Usher’s performance was all that bad:

As you can see, there was a number of people that really liked what Usher brought to the table, going through some of his greatest hits like “Love In This Club” and “Yeah!”

But some people weren’t saying “Yeah!” during the performance, and by that, I mean there were a number of people that weren’t exactly pumped up by Usher’s performance:

Would have been the perfect way for Jon Bon Jovi to celebrate the opening of his new bar on Broadway…

And just because, we’ll add this one in for good measure:

Ladies pretty unanimous in the shirtless part though…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock