Widely celebrated as the biggest American sports event, the Super Bowl draws in a massive global audience every year. Apart from the thrill of the sport, the Super Bowl halftime show is a spectacle on its own. Over the years, the likes of Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, and more have graced the Super Bowl stage.
This year, Latina superstars Shakira and Jennifer Lopez led the glitzy halftime production.
Here are our favorite moments from this year's halftime extravaganza:
1. Shakira and Jennifer Lopez's collaborative artistry
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez teamed up for a legendary delivery of song and dance, performing a medley of their greatest party hits. Joined by rapper Bad Bunny and singer J Balvin, the duo effortlessly took control of the stage in an explosive showcase of Latina pride.
2. Jennifer Lopez sharing the stage with her daughter, Emme Muniz
The best part of this halftime show is J.Lo singing with her daughter Emme and Shakira ❤️ #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/epe0c2PJvW— Alyssa Bailey (@alyssabailey) February 3, 2020
Lopez even brought out her 11-year-old daughter, Emme Muniz, for an endearing duet of 'Let's Get Loud' and 'Born in the USA'. Although this is her first live performance, Muniz held her own with her angelic vocals, and proved that she was no stranger to the stage despite her tender age.
3. Immigrant statements during the Halftime show
Replaying the halftime show, tears 😭 – JLo and Shakira brought the children in cages on stage, then JLo says "Latinos, Let's Get loud" as Emme sings "Born in the U.S.A" with the "fence" background...POWERFUL STATEMENT. pic.twitter.com/3Un90qRoO1— Yol-Itzma Aguirre (@YolitzmaWrites) February 3, 2020
At one point, in what seems to be a statement on the child immigration policies, as well as the demonisation of immigrants, children were brought out on stage in lighted up domes that resembled cages, singing a snippet of 'Born in the USA'. Lopez also embraced her cultural roots, wrapping herself in a cape with both Puerto Rican and American flags.
4. Demi Lovato's spectacular performance of the national anthem
Demi Lovato is back. Following her emotive performance at the Grammys, the singer continues her fierce comeback in the spotlight with a powerful rendition of the national anthem, earning her a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd. The internet is just as emotional, digging up one of Lovato's old tweets from back in 2010 that spoke her Super Bowl performance into existence.
5. Christine Sun Kim performing an American Sign Language (ASL) rendition of the national anthem
Sound artist Christine Sun Kim may have appeared for only a few seconds in the official NFL video, but she was right there alongside Lovato, performing an expressive American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation of the national anthem. Making use of visual arts and performance to consider how sound operates in society, Kim's works have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art's first exhibition about sound.