Super Bowl halftime show controversy: Usher's near-fall and Alicia Keys accused of lip‑syncing
The Super Bowl is one of the major events of the year for Americans. It's more than a championship match of the National Football League – it also promises an impressive music show with various stars participating.
This year's Super Bowl main artist was Usher. The king of R&B music proudly took the stage, viewing the performance as a prestigious accolade that crowns his 30-year career.
Super Bowl mishap: Usher almost falls on stage
During the halftime show, the 45-year-old artist performed hit songs like "Caught Up" and "U Got It Bad", showcasing his vocal prowess alongside shirtless dance routines and complex choreography. His decision to roller skate on stage almost ended in disaster when Usher tripped but managed to prevent a grand fall.
Alicia Keys faces criticism: Was she lip-syncing?
Several special guests joined Usher on stage for the extended performance. Among those who appeared at the Allegiant stadium in Las Vegas were Ludacris, Will.i.am, H.E.R., Lil John, and Alicia Keys. Among other songs, the latter performed "If I Ain't Got You, " donning a red jumpsuit. Despite their best efforts, including a romantic moment where Usher embraced Keys from behind, several viewers criticized their performance. Among the critiques, many felt that Keys was lip-syncing. Consequently, website X was full of memes about the 43-year-old singer, with discussions primarily revolving around her "breaking" voice.
Alicia lost her pitch, oh, dear, what was that?! She's a great singer, but this time, she seemed to have left her pitch back in the studio. This is how I sound singing in the shower. Her voice sounded really strained. Maybe she was recovering from an illness...; She must have been nervous; Her voice was definitely cracking - say online critics.