When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took over the 2009 halftime show, it was pure magic. He's bringing iconic songs that you're like "Oh my God, I forgot that was my jam from back in the day!" and some really interesting stuff that maybe you haven't heard before.
She's got the pipes for sure, and you best believe fans will be watching closely to see how she does.
Regarding Jackson specifically - the odds of her making a guest appearance on stage with Timberlake this year as she did 14 years ago are now +425 (good, but not great).
Only eight other performers haven't shared the stage with other stars - the most recent one being Lady Gaga in 2017.
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"Well, no", he said, when asked about the latter.
The "Filthy" singer admitted he had "a ton of grand ideas about special guests", but noted no one else would be joining his performance. There's a whole list ... "I'm excited to do that, I always like to push to be able to do something like that".
This one is going to be the source of lots of chatter for multiple reasons.
This marks Timberlake's third Super Bowl halftime appearance. "That's my main objective with the halftime show", he said.
When the National Football League announced late previous year that Timberlake would be returning to the Super Bowl, the decision triggered a backlash from women, minorities and others who felt Jackson was unfairly forced to pay a far higher price than Timberlake faced. At the end of their performance, Timberlake ripped off a portion of Janet's dress to reveal her breast, inspiring backlash and a conversation about censorship that was later deemed Nipplegate.