Usher captivated the audience as he graced the stage during the Apple Music halftime show at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. Dressed impeccably in a sharp white Dolce & Gabbana suit, the singer showcased his signature dance moves alongside vibrantly attired backup dancers and acrobats. Some adorned with Vegas-style feather fans, adding an extra layer of spectacle to the performance.
Notably, Usher paid homage to the late Michael Jackson by donning a crystal-covered white glove on his left hand, reminiscent of the King of Pop’s iconic accessory.
The performance reached new heights when Alicia Keys, the ‘Girl on Fire’ songstress, made a surprise appearance, taking centre stage at her iconic red piano clad in a stunning sheer red gown.
Their duet was nothing short of mesmerising, leaving a lasting impression despite Alicia’s brief time on stage. Usher continued to captivate the audience with a rendition of ‘Confessions,’ showcased atop a gigantic clock prop, and later, in a moment of sensuality, he bared his chest during a passionate performance of ‘U Got It Bad,’ eliciting an enthusiastic response from the massive crowd.
The climax of the performance came with Usher’s electrifying rendition of his hit song ‘Yeah!’ alongside Lil John and Ludacris. Clad in an electric black and blue suit and sporting roller skates, Usher exuded energy and charisma, with his fellow performers elevating the atmosphere to a fever pitch.
For Usher, this Super Bowl halftime performance was a dream come true, as he had announced his excitement for the opportunity back in 2023. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter at the time, he expressed his gratitude to fans and anticipation for delivering a show unlike any other he had done before, marking a milestone moment in his illustrious career.