Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show missed the mark for viewers — here's what they're saying

  • Maroon 5 headlined the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, and people weren’t impressed.
  • Fans were disappointed by the brief “Spongebob Squarepants” tribute, which the band previously teased on Twitter.
  • Others felt that it was unnecessary for front man Adam Levine to take off his shirt, jacket, and coat during the performance.

Maroon 5 headlined the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, and fans were left feeling disappointed by the band’s performance.

The Los Angeles-based group, which is comprised of Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, and Sam Farrar), performed at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday. They also brought out rapper Travis Scott to sing “Sicko Mode” and Outkast member Big Boi to belt out the words to “The Way You Move.”

Following their halftime show, viewers took to Twitter to react to the performance, which they thought was lacklustre.

Many people found the overall show to be boring and said that it was the “worst” of all time.

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The “Spongebob Squarepants” tribute angered fans.

Many people were led to believe that there would be a nod to one of the show’s most well-known episodes titled “Band Geeks,” where the characters form a band and play the halftime show at the “Bubble Bowl.” People also signed a petition to have the group perform “Sweet Victory, and even Maroon 5 hinted at a “Spongebob” segment in a video shared on Twitter.

Considering that the show’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, died in November, fans were hoping that Maroon 5 was going to pay tribute. Instead, a few seconds of the “Spongebob Squarepants” episode played during the halftime show and Travis Scott interrupted to sing “Sicko Mode.” Needless to say, fans weren’t impressed that they didn’t get to hear the song “Sweet Victory” during the show.^tfw

According to fans, even a shirtless Adam Levine couldn’t save the show.

The front man started off the halftime performance fully clothed, but was left shirtless by the final song, “Moves Like Jagger.” Fans generally weren’t impressed by the partial nudity, and some felt like it promoted a double standard.

You can watch Maroon 5’s halftime show here.


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