Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show 'underwhelming' and 'bland'

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Don't get me wrong: I grew up on Maroon 5's debut album Songs About Jane, a lovely collection of pop-rock earworms, and thankfully the band played beloved oldies like This Love and She Will Be Loved.

There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick took a stand in 2016 when he started to kneel during the National Anthem to highlight racial inequality.

After so much controversy shrouded Travis Scott's decision to appear alongside Maroon 5 and Big Boi during the Super Bowl halftime show, much anticipation was set on seeing just what La Flame would contribute to the iconic stage.

And when the league cancelled Maroon 5's traditional pre-show news conference, Levine promised in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight that the critics "would be heard". Unfortunately, they couldn't quite capture the love of those watching around the world.

And let's not forget Levine's (often) awkward dance moves.

Anyone expecting a political statement from Travis Scott or Big Boi during the Super Bowl halftime performance were left severely disappointed.

Even Scott, whose rapping was often muted by the censors, had the decency to dramatically stagedive backward into the audience at the end of his song.

The only thing that would have made it any better would have been the presence of his OutKast partner Andre 3000.

Fans therefore couldn't understand why on the other side, there were Super Bowl viewers calling the set "boring" and "disappointing". There were many people who hoped Adam would use the half-time show as a platform, instead, it was more like a Chippendales' stage with Adam taking his shirt off. Rapper Cardi B said she declined the lucrative opportunity as well.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host one of the biggest concerts of the year midway through Super Bowl 53 on Sunday.

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