Between the Super Bowl halftime show, the Grammy Award performances and the performances at the Golden Globe Awards, there sure has been a lot of good TV performances in 2014, and the halftime show at yesterday’s All-Star Game was certainly one of them.
The singer, rapper and producer Pharrell got things started, doing a slew of hits from the late 90s all the way to present day, which might have been a shock to some people, because much of the mainstream believes he just started making music recently.
But that wasn’t it. The 40-year old pop sensation also brought out hip-hoppers P Diddy and Busta Rhymes, and they did an updated version of their 2002 hit “Pass the Courvoisier.” The rapper Nelly visited the stage as well, and did a quick rendition of his signature cut “Hot in Herre.”
And the energy in the building seemingly went up from there, as soul singer Janelle Monae took the stage and whipped through some of her current material, and also rapped a few bars, which a lot of people didn’t know she could do. The fact that she went from singing, to rapping, back to singing quite seamlessly, showed just how versatile the celebrated artist is and why she’s so respected by industry folks and fans alike.
And if that wasn’t enough, Monae then brought out Earth Wind & Fire to perform their classic hit “Shining Star,” which really got the crowd going.
Overall, the All-Star Game halftime show gave the best TV performance, when compared to the Super Bowl’s halftime show and some of the performances at this year’s award ceremonies, and you can easily thank Pharrell for that, because he got things started off right and established the right level of energy for the other artists to follow.
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