TAMPA, Fla. (FOX News) - The Weeknd took the stage at Super Bowl LV to headline the high-energy "Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show."
With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers holding a commanding lead over the Kansas City Chiefs, the performer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, took the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. a significantly more subdued and stripped-down performance than viewers of the high-profile TV event are typically used to.
It didn’t take long for viewers to take to Twitter to pan the performance, which saw the singer merely jump from song-to-song with little showmanship or surprises. In fact, he didn’t even leave the stands to perform in the field until the very end.
"I find #TheWeeknd such a creative artist but this was not it Yawning face #HalfTimeShow," one viewer wrote.
"I love @theweeknd , but that could have been better. His music choice was great, but overall, for a half time show, IT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER," wrote another.
"no offense to The Weeknd but what was that," a third noted.
"Look I really like the Weeknd's music and he had a really good song selection, but I didn't think the halftime show was that great. It was a bit underwhelming," added another.
"That may be THE WORST halftime show in history. I’m shocked at how bad The Weeknd was," wrote another viewer.
However, note everyone was in agreement that the performance wasn't up to par for the Super Bowl.
"@theweeknd put on a good halftime show! Enjoyed it!" wrote one positive viewer.
"@theweeknd killed it at the @SuperBowl halftime show. Amazing vocalist Man singer Great stage set! #theweekend #music The New MJ 'hee hee'," someone else wrote.
"BEST HALFTIME SHOW EVER," a more blunt user tweeted.
The performer opened the show accompanied by a choir with red light-up eyes singing "Starboy." From there he merely danced his way through his reliable hits such as "The Hills," "I Feel It Coming" and his song of the summer "Blinding Lights."
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