Usher is set to perform in the Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVIII, which will also feature a special guest. Though the guest performer hasn’t been announced officially, fans have taken their guess at Usher’s partner for the show. BTS’s Jungkook, Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, and Snoop Dogg are among the celebrities who are slated to be his partner.
Usher will headline the Super Bowl halftime show today. pic.twitter.com/soqrWuauUU
— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 11, 2024
Fans speculate BTS star might be Usher’s special guest at the Super Bowl Half Time Show
Fans are speculating about the possibility of Jungkook making a surprise pre-taped appearance during Usher’s Super Bowl performance. Usher collaborated with Jungkook for the remixed version of the song ‘Standing Next to You’ featuring Jungkook has been gaining airplay. Usher’s recent promotion of the remix and the presence of Scooter Braun in town for the live performance creates an air of speculation.
The way Usher keeps showing Jungkook and Standing Next To You In his Super bowl Trailers. Who’s ready to clown with me pic.twitter.com/vix5YOudLt
— Nicholas Mathew (@saraleo2005) February 8, 2024
While some fans express doubt about the likelihood of Jungkook’s appearance in the Super Bowl due to the diverse collaborations on Usher’s new album and the older, male-dominated NFL audience, others speculate about potential hologram or pre-taped sequences. ‘Standing Next to You’ is the lead song from Jungkook’s first solo album, ‘Golden,’ released in November. The album, entirely in English, features collaborations with various artists, including Jack Harlow and Justin Timberlake.
Usher recently shared the reason behind collaborating with BTS Jungkook on the remix of the song ‘Standing Next to You.’ In an interview, while preparing for his Super Bowl halftime show, Usher explained that he was drawn to the dance choreography of the track. He expressed that the dance moves reminded him of a young Michael Jackson, and he felt a connection to the energy of the song. The collaboration was initially announced by Jungkook in November, and the remix was released in December.
📊| Jungkook’s “Standing Next To You” Usher Remix has reached a NEW PEAK on Apple Music US (Pop Genre) at #89 (+8) 🇺🇸✨🎉
— JK DAILYʲᵏ (@Daily_JKUpdate) February 11, 2024
However, the commencement of mandatory military service for BTS members Park Jimin and Jeon Jungkook, followed by other members Kim Namjoon and Kim Taehyung. The last two members, Suga (Min Yoongi) and J-hope (Jung Hoseok), were present to send off Jungkook and Jimin. Thus, the physical appearance of the popular music icon seems unrealistic.
The Halftime Show has become a highly anticipated element of the Super Bowl, attracting attention for its star-studded lineups and iconic performances. It’s still an element of surprise over Usher’s guest at the event and fans can only wait to know the final revelation.