Usher revealed that once he got a taste of the Super Bowl halftime show, he wanted more.
During the press conference for the Super Bowl halftime show, Usher noted that he had a major mishap when he performed a mini-show during a 2011 show with the Black Eyed Peas.
“I got my hand caught in the wire that was holding me 30 feet in the air, and I almost missed my first mark. And I said, 'Oh my God, don't let this glitch make me miss something.' He told the audience.
Fortunately, he managed to avoid disaster and managed to descend from the stadium rafters to perform “Oh My God” with the group, and even jumped over Will.i.am and landed in the splits.
USHER is set to headline the SUPER BOWL LVIII halftime show
Then, the singer knew he wanted to try being a Super Bowl halftime headliner.
“It was amazing to be in front of that many people and feel the energy,” Asher recalls. “It made me really passionate about finally having that moment that I'm preparing for. But it was really driven by being able to be in that moment with the Black Eyed Peas.”
The Super Bowl festivities will kick off with Post Malone singing “America the Beautiful” during the pregame show, followed by Reba McEntire singing the national anthem.
No set list or hints for Usher's performance on Sunday have been revealed.
“Condensing 30 years into 13 minutes was definitely a challenge,” he admitted.
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“There were these fantasy playlists that came out and people were trying to figure out which songs I would do first, middle, last, who would go on stage with me. What I did, I was very aware of my past, celebrating my present, which is here in Las Vegas, and thinking about where we're going.” In the future.”
Usher admitted that many of his songs feature other artists, sparking speculation about who could appear during the set.
“I think I made it easier on myself when I decided to have features on songs that became records,” Usher said of potential guest artists. “This gave me the greatest point of reference.”
These artists include Ludacris, Lil Jon, Alicia Keys and Pitbull.
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When it came to creating the 13-minute show, Usher said he thought, “What are the songs that I feel like people know me by? What are the songs that were a celebration of all the journey of life and love and emotion that my music has to offer?” That was the idea.
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Viewers will also get a taste of Usher's Las Vegas residency, which recently concluded 100 sold-out shows and featured the singer dancing on roller skates.
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“I thought about some of the moments that were special in dancing. I thought about some of the moments that I created here in Las Vegas, like skating and doing things that I hadn't done on stage up to this point so that I could share that with everyone who heard about my show in Las Vegas,” he explained. “You'll now have a chance to see some of what I did here, but you'll get the best of it.”
Fans will get more information about Usher's Super Bowl halftime show process in an upcoming documentary.
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“That's the nice thing. Apple has been following me throughout this whole process. So, we're in the process of figuring out how to share that information with you. And break the Internet with that conversation,” he said.
“But there's also a documentary crew that's collecting all the moments that happened. So, there are cameras around us at all times looking at the process that we went through. You'll have the chance to see from the first moment I got 'I called' all the way to the moment I walked off stage.” . At least that's the idea.”
The halftime show is part of the lead-up to Usher's upcoming tour, Past Present Future, and comes on the heels of his new album, “Coming Home,” which is released Friday.
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“This has been an amazing time in my life, and I am so happy that God and the universe have led me to this moment,” he said. “What it means to other people and how they believe in themselves, that's up to them. But for me, I'm really a product of my faith. I'm a product of believing that I can come to this city and I can do something amazing, and it happens.”
“And I'm not done here. I'll keep going. Past, present, and future are my ride, and I plan to share a little of this energy I've created here with the rest of the world.”
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