Justin Timberlake pays tribute to Prince, Pink sings National Anthem at 2018 Super Bowl

FP Staff

Feb,05 2018 15:22 46 IST

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Justin Timberlake danced his way through a club-inspired Super Bowl halftime show Sunday as he paid tribute to Prince in the late singer's hometown with a towering yet tasteful projection. Reuters

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Pink sings the US National Anthem before the start of Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AFP

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As Timberlake slowed down the tempo for a soulful cover of 'I Would Die 4 U,' footage of Purple Rain-era Prince shot up toward the roof of the new US Bank Stadium in a smoky haze, closing with a silhouette of The Purple One with his guitar. AFP

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While many Super Bowl performers go heavy on pyrotechnics, Timberlake instead showed off his dancing skills, opening the show in a nightclub-like maze of lasers as he sang his recent single 'Filthy.' AFP

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Pink overcame the flu to give an emotionally rousing performance powering through the Star Spangled Banner. AFP