Who won the Super Bowl last night? Who cares! Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were the runaway success of Super Bowl 2020 with a 15-minute show that featured intricate choreography, stunning costume reveals, a half tonne of fireworks and 20 of their greatest hits.
Shakira stormed the arena for the first half of the show with a rendition of some of her songs ‘She Wolf’, ‘Whenever Wherever’, ‘Chantaje’ and then she crowd surfed into a performance of her classic ‘Hips Don’t Lie’.
Shakira rocked the arena, playing the electric guitar and drums at various stages of the performance.
At the halfway mark, Jennifer Lopez appeared centre stage on top of the Empire State building and started with her timeless classic ‘Jenny from the Block’. Looking snatched in a skin-tight leather number, she followed this with a medley of some of her greatest hits including ‘Get Right’, ‘Waiting for Tonight’, ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’, and ‘On The Floor’.
Jennifer Lopez brought some of her outstanding Hustlers‘ choreography to the Super Bowl stage while performing ‘Waiting For Tonight’ which saw her change costume in record time to an even more snatched diamond jumpsuit.
Recognition should also be given to the backing dancers who elevated this show to spectacular heights.
The performance ended with both JLo and Shakira uniting on stage. JLo wore a fur coat which bore a US flag on one side and a Puerto Rican flag on the other.
The set ended with Shakira and JLo centre stage with them thanking the fans in both Spanish and English.
Many are hailing it the best Super Bowl halftime show of all time.
The line-up of Super Bowl advertisements featured queer people and references more than any other year in history.
LGBT+ media organisation GLAAD said it was a “rainbow wave” of advertising with TurboTax, Sabra, Doritos, Pop-Tarts, Microsoft, Olay, Budweiser, and Amazon’s Alexa bringing LGBT+ representation to the most-watched show in the US.
Katie Sowers makes queer history
Although the San Francisco 49er’s Katie Sowers made queer sporting history becoming the first out LGBT+ person to coach a team at the Super Bowl.
Speaking of her trailblazing role in Super Bowl LIV, America’s biggest sporting event, Sowers told Sky Sports: “Being the first, it is historic. There always has to be a first to make a change but the most important thing is just to make sure I’m not the last.
“I allowed him [head coach Kyle Shanahan] to see who I am, what my dreams and goals were and he truly believed in diversity within the NFL.
“He was happy to help me, which I am so grateful for. He truly became a mentor, taught me the culture, and really led me to where I am.”
Although her side didn’t win, Katie was a clear winner, becoming an inspiration to the queer and female-identified community.
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