The Weeknd's Super Bowl LV Performance Was Unreal

And yes, the bandages made an appearance.

tampa, florida february 04 in this image released on february 7th, the weeknd rehearses for the super bowl lv halftime show at raymond james stadium on february 04, 2021 in tampa, florida photo by kevin mazurgetty images for tw
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The Weeknd, the musician who moonlights as a bandaged performance artist, absolutely killed at the Super Bowl LV Pepsi Halftime Show. In a bedazzled red jacket and black gloves, a reference to "The Character" he's been playing this past year, the icon sang a medley of songs, including, "Can't Feel My Face," "Starboy," his smash hit "Blinding Lights," and more.

The Weeknd began the show by emerging from a bright portal in the stands. He then moved through a series of scenes and themes for the energetic performance, from stumbling through a room of mirrors to taking over the entire football field with an army of bandaged clones with pyrotechnics dotted throughout. Watch the performance below:

No matter how you feel about the show, it was Dionne Warwick approved.

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