[Super Bowl 52] Watch Justin Timberlake Perform the Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake really is a fabulous performer, don't get me wrong. While I personally am not someone who has purchased his music or gone out of my way to listen to his work, I have appreciated his performances and talent the times I've seen/experienced his material.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is one of the biggest moments in music the American experience, and it fell flat this year. That's no fault of Justin's really — he sounded great, he danced well, and he played the piano live. But it just didn't really measure up to previous years.

[Super Bowl 52] Watch Justin Timberlake Perform the Halftime Show

It should also be mentioned that the "Prince Tribute" is not going over so well on the social medias.  Perhaps one of the BEST halftime shows in the history of the televised event, Prince's 2007 appearance, was absolutely erotic while tonight's was… flaccid in comparison.

[Super Bowl 52] Watch Justin Timberlake Perform the Halftime Show
The city of Minneapolis lit up with the dearly departed Purple One's symbol, which was pretty great.

Here's Justin's performance:

Some celebrities apparently didn't take kindly to the performance, as made apparent by Entertainment Weekly's 'celebs react' piece, which you can read here.


If you don't remember the amazingness of the 2007 performance, here:

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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