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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl half-time show slammed by viewers who ‘can’t hear him’

The Weeknd placed on a spectacular efficiency for the half-time show at Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, nevertheless it was nonetheless slated by viewers.

There had been no actual complaints in regards to the show the Canadian singer placed on, as he performed a medley of hits together with the massive hit Blinding Lights, however viewers had been shocked by the sound high quality and slammed producers as they ‘could not hear him’.

The Weeknd, whose actual identify is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, was the primary performer on the showcase occasion within the remaining sport of the NFL season, to carry out solo with no star friends however he had loads of company after being joined by a whole bunch of dancers.

While it appeared good, his voice struggled to be heard above the music and this irked viewers sufficient for them to take to Twitter in droves to share their angst.



The Weeknd sound for the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show has been slammed

One viewer tweeted: “Is it me or does the weeknd sound terrible right now?”

Another added: “that weeknd performance sounded awful. I blame the sound guy.”

A 3rd joked: “Hey at least we know he was live! The Weeknd handled it super well but I’m so deaf I had to turn up my surround sound”

Another viewer tweeted: “somebody who hates the weeknd did the sound for his performance bc i could not hear him for s**t.”

It has been reported that the singer paid $7 million of his personal money to land the half-time gig and, in actual fact, no artist has been paid to carry out on the showcase occasion.



The Weeknd Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium
The Weeknd performs through the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium

Performances have price upwards of $10million previously, and whereas the NFL does cover the bills for the show’s manufacturing prices – together with lighting, the sound system, any pyrotechnics, advanced staging and extras, like Lady Gaga’s trapeze tools again in 2017 – the artists themselves do not receives a commission a penny.

In reality, the NFL beforehand toyed with the concept of charging large stars to play the Super Bowl based mostly on how a lot publicity it offers them, and the way it can ship their information hovering up the charts.

After Gaga’s headline efficiency, her whole album gross sales jumped by 2,000%, whereas in 2018, Justin Timberlake noticed his music gross sales spike by 534%.

Despite the sound points, The Weeknd will likely be hoping that it’s going to repay for him as properly.

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