The much talked about American nationally Super Bowl televised pop concert otherwise known as the Super Bowl halftime show is still trending.
The show which took place on February 2, 2020, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, as part of Super Bowl LIV was televised nationally by Fox.
In 1993, Michael Jackson turned the Super Bowl halftime show into must-watch television and since then, the Super Bowl has run through remarkably different eras of performance.
This year’s celebration had the most amazing sensational Latino singers; Jennifer Lopez and Shakira light up the stage.
Things moved on from that moment with the speed of Shakira putting on a powerhouse show while shaking her hips. Dressed in glittering red Peter Dundas with a veritable army of female dancers at her command. She ran through her biggest songs, including “She Wolf,” “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”
And when she closed out with “Hips Don’t Lie” and the famous “No fightin’” intro to that song, the crowd went wild.
The best moment of this year’s Super Bowl 2020 celebration of Latin culture, and particularly hips-not-lying Latin dance, came when Jennifer Lopez continues the party and takes to the pole.
The highlight came after Lopez made a costume change to a sparkling bodysuit and sang “Waiting for Tonight” while pole dancing, putting to excellent use the skills she honed while filming for Hustlers. Lopez cycled through songs including “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” and “On the Floor”.
She was later joined on stage by her daughter, Emme, to sing “Let’s Get Loud” along with a fleet of other tween girls whose mothers were, no doubt, dance mom-ing on the sidelines. There were also kids in lit-up cages scattered around the field, and Emme broke into a chorus of “Born in the USA” while her mother, sporting one of her many glittering bodysuits, showed off a giant feather cape with a giant flag coat — one side featuring the red, white and blue of Puerto Rico, and the other the red, white and blue of the U.S. It was a poignant — and pointed — show of support to the territory, which was recently hit by a damaging earthquake.
It was also a forceful tip of the hat to the current political situation of immigrants, particularly those from South and Central America.
The whole performance was incredibly frenetic, whipping from one stage piece to the next before the audience could even figure out what was going on. There were plenty of highlights — like J.Lo pole dancing on the spire of the Empire State Building — and the audience could not even finish asking,
“Why is Shakira dancing with a random piece of rope?” before she had moved on to some other bit of whimsy (including the zaghrouta heard round the world). With two superstars in top form, it’s hard not to be swaddled in their beautiful glittery embrace.
The duo also made sure to nod at the importance and political potential of the moment, showcasing support for Puerto Rico and recognizing the immigration crisis with their set-pieces.