From an internet-breaking announcement to an uplifting performance of a 123-year-old song, this year’s #superbowl has proved to be one we will not forget in a long time!
Here are some of our favorite moments from the event.
1. Justina Miles’ ASL performance
Justina Miles became the MVP of the halftime show and the pre show with her vibrant ASL signing of both performances.
The 20-year-old who is the first female deaf performer of the show has gone viral for ‘stealing the show’ with her performance.
Audiences on social media have reacted to Justine’s performance with one user saying:
“I know this was Rihanna’s moment, but Justina Miles?!” someone else reacted. “My girl here was giving everything and living the moment of her life!!! She just complemented Riri whole show.”
2. Sheryl Lee Ralph‘s rendition of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’
Sheryl Lee Ralph received a well-deserved standing ovation when she performed the Black national anthem–in celebration of Black History Month– for the game’s pre-show performance.
She was dressed in a red pantsuit and cape as she delivered the powerful performance of the one-hundred-and-twenty-three-year-old song.
Hours before her performance, she tweeted “It is no coincidence that I will be singing the Black National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing at the Super Bowl on the same date it was first publicly performed 123 years ago (February 12, 1900). Happy Black History Month!”
3. Rihanna announcing Baby No 2!
Over the years, we have witnessed showstopping announcements of pregnancies but non has caused our jaw to drop like Rihanna’s.
After announcing a surprise appearance for her halftime performance in an interview some weeks back, fans had taken to guessing who her supposed co-star would be. The star of the show–pregnancy number two– was one nobody saw coming.
Rihanna gave birth to her first child with her partner, A$ap Rocky in May 2022, and she confirmed the coming of the second with pictures that showed her cute baby bump.
4. Rihanna’s Iconic Halftime Performance
In a red jumpsuit, Rihanna delivered a 13-minute performance of some of her biggest hits for the first time in 5 years. She opened the show with ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and continued with a medley of “Where Have You Been,” “Only Girl (In the World),” “We Found Love,” “Rude Boy,” “Work,” “Wild Thoughts,” “Pour It Up,” “Umbrella,” “Diamonds,” and more.
Throughout the performance, the clear platforms where the icon and her backup dancers changed formation several times, configuring into a v shape, a diagonal line, and more. The performance ended with Rihanna back on her own platform, ascending into the sky.