Super Bowl LIV is well underway, with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira's Pepsi Halftime Show taking social media by storm. The two pop music icons took the stage Sunday night inside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where they lit up the night with their powerful hits. Twitter exploded with reactions during and after the show, which has been in the works for months.
Ahead of their performance, the duo were unfortunately tight-lipped about what kind of costume changes and surprises they had in store ahead of the show, but promised that the show would be "special."
Continue on to see how social media reacted to the performance.
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Shakira has international HITS pic.twitter.com/yAJy6E98tH— nonnie (@Iuversrock) February 3, 2020
Many fans also noted the impressive legacy Shakira brings to the stage. Even after years of performing, she can inspire awe in a way that few others can.prevnext
Shakira's guitar entrance got the crowd hyped up from the start, as they saw a new side of the singer. They joked that, in addition to her success in pop and R&B music, she was now a bona fide "rock star."prevnext
Shakira looks like a powderpuff girl pic.twitter.com/wl598saGJX— the REAL Ant Dec™ (@RealAntDec) February 3, 2020
Shakira's all-red stage presence had fans pumped, but it drew a few cartoonish comparisons as well. Some thought that the singer was almost too bright, if that's even possible.prevnext
J. Lo's Entrance
Shakira left and JLo here now pic.twitter.com/vpQDDnEbyK— Eric Perez (@ZerepCire) February 3, 2020
This years half time show with shakira and JLo proves that women put on a better show than men pic.twitter.com/h6wHCnIKJM— kanye (@naomikanyewest) February 3, 2020
Compared to the all-male football teams on the field, many fans thought that Shakira and J. Lo put on the superior show overall. Some joked that this settled an age-old score between genders.prevnext
Between the dance marathon and the upright pole on the stage, fans could not help but notice that J. Lo's performance took some influence from her recent movie Hustlers. Of course, for fans of the film, this was no problem at all.prevnext
What fans expected to see
"When you think about Shak and you think about what I do, the combination of that, I think of an explosion of fun and energy!" Lopez said when the halftime show was announced in September.
She also teased plenty of dancing in the high-octane performance. "I don't know if any of you have been to any of my shows, but I love performing and I'm super excited. We had an amazing tour this summer, so I feel really in shape for a show right now. I'm excited!" she told Us Weekly.
The halftime show marked the first time two Latina performers took the stage together at the Super Bowl, a feat Lopez did not underestimate.
"It's a huge platform, big stage to perform on — one of the biggest shows of the year — and every artist dreams of doing it," Lopez said. "I'm so excited that they chose two stone women, but also Latinas."prevnext
Before the game
Ahead of the game, Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem just before kickoff, which was just her second performance since her nearly fatal drug overdose in July 2018. Her first performance since then was a week ago at the Grammy Awards, where she debuted her new comeback single, "Anyone."
On Sunday, Lovato joined the ranks of other iconic stars who have belted their own renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowls past, like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Beyoncé, Garth Brooks and Kelly Clarkson. Additionally, sound artist Christine Sun Kim provided ASL for the performance.0comments
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