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03rd Feb 2020

WATCH: The full Shakira and J-Lo performance that everyone is talking about today

James Fenton

Super Bowl LIV has been and gone and while the victorious Kansas City Chiefs deserve our hearty congratulations, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are the names on everyone’s lips this morning.

With the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers tied at 10-10 by the time the Latina pair took to the stage at half-time, those in attendance at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium needed something to break the tension. Did they get it? You better believe it.

Following on from Maroon 5’s less than popular performance in 2019, there was big pressure on Shakira and J-Lo to restore pride to the iconic half-time show and they certainly delivered, banging out 20 of their hits in just 12 minutes. It was the Colombian diva who opened with a rousing rendition She Wolf. She then went on a journey through her back catalogue with the likes of Whenever, Wherever and Hips Don’t Lie among the songs that got an airing.

Shakira was then joined by Lopez who appeared atop a replica of the Empire State Building belting out that she’s still Jenny From The Block, as you do. The 50-year-old was given plenty of solo time before teaming up with Shakira to wrap up the show. The pair were joined by Jennifer’s daughter Emme to sing Let’s Get Loud, which featured a sample of Born In The USA, as children appeared in mocked-up cages in a less-than-subtle dig at the Trump administration.

The performance has been getting rave reviews, with Joe Pareles of the New York Times calling it ‘a no-nonsense affirmation of Latin pride and cultural diversity’ and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune writing ‘Prince’s 2007 Super Bowl performance is still king of halftime but Shakira and J-Lo were certainly the most undeniable performance since then.’

At the risk of giving away any more spoilers, you can stick the kettle on and watch Shakira and Jennifer Lopez’s Super Bowl half-time performance in full below…

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