The Weeknd, the Canadian artist who this year will be the star of the halftime of the Super Bowl, the final of the American football league, may have the Spanish Rosalía as a guest according to various media, but with four days remaining for the event there is no official confirmation.
For now, the National Football League (NFL) has only announced The Weeknd, Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church, who will sing the American national anthem as a duet, and Gabriela Sarmiento Wilson, better known as HER, who will interpret “America the Beautiful”. as artists of the LV Super Bowl, which will take place in Tampa (West Florida) on February 7.
If so, she would be the second Spanish artist to perform at the Super Bowl break. The first was Enrique Iglesias in 2000.
However, information on the possible participation of Rosalía, the flamenco revolutionary, who has collaborated with The Weeknd on a “remix” of “Blinding Lights”, the most listened song in the world in 2020, according to Spotify, is spreading like foam.
From the media in Spanish it has jumped to others in English, but neither the NFL nor The Weeknd say anything for now.
“We’re so close. #SuperBowlWeeknd” is the last message that the Canadian has published on his Twitter account.
In a recent interview in Billboard magazine, The Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, said the Toronto-based artist is going to spend $ 7 million out of his pocket to make the show “just how he envisioned it.”
The surprise may be Rosalía.
The Super Bowl halftime show is the quintessential television event. Millions of people watch it on television around the world and this year in which due to the covid-19 pandemic there is less chance of witnessing the final in the place, an even larger audience is expected.
The final will meet the Tampa Buccaneers, the first home team in Super Bowl history, and the Oklahoma Chiefs, who won last year.
Two Latin music stars, the American of Puerto Rican origin Jennifer López and the Colombian Shakira set the bar very high at the LIV Super Bowl, which was held in Miami in February 2020 before COVID-19 changed everything.
Due to the pandemic, only 22,000 people will be able to attend the game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, with capacity for up to 75,000 people.
Among the lucky ones are 7,500 nurses and other health personnel who have fought on the front line against covid-19 and who have received free tickets in gratitude.
The US health authorities have warned people planning to travel to Tampa to take all measures to prevent the spread of the virus and have warned that it is not a “good idea” to organize parties to watch the game on television together with Groups of people.
In Tampa the authorities have adopted measures and created protocols so that the LV, with or without Rosalía, does not become what is known as a “super propagating event” of covid-19.