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Watch The Weeknd’s Super Bowl LV half-time performance that held millions of viewers spellbound

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Canadian R&B star The Weeknd was the interval act at Sunday night’s Super Bowl.

For the first time in the game’s 55-year history, the half-time performance held from the stands, rather than the pitch, in compliance with strict coronavirus protocols.

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The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, performed for 12 minutes at Florida’s Raymond James Stadium.

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The 30-year-old Grammy Award-winner treated fans to renditions of his earlier hits.

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After his performance, viewers took to Twitter to praise the ‘formerly homeless man’ who went on to be a half-time performer at the Super Bowl.

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Canadian Prime Minister,  Justin Trudeau reacted to The Weeknd’s performance, writing: “Congratulations on rocking the world’s biggest stage, @TheWeeknd – you’ve certainly earned it. Hope you heard all the cheers from back home. #SuperBowlWeeknd.”

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Below are Twitter reactions and the video of his performance.

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