With millions of people around the world watching, the half-time show at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas will be as anticipated by many as the action on the pitch.
Rapper Usher is headlining the show this time, and speculation is always rife about whether there will be special guests taking to the stage during a slot that the star has negotiated to an extended 15 minutes this time around.
Usher’s star-studded list of collaborators throughout his career means he has an enviable contacts book to call from, with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Justin Bieber potentially receiving a call about taking part.
Bieber was in talks to perform, according to a report by TMZ on Friday, but there has been no confirmation that the singer, who has counted Usher as something of a mentor, will feature.
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Two of Usher’s co-stars on hit ‘Yeah’ – Lil Jon and Ludacris – are likely to appear, while singer Alicia Keys has reportedly rehearsed with Usher for the show.
Keys joined Usher for a duet, ‘My Boo’, in 2004, leading to expectations that the pair will perform the song if they combine again in front of the world.
Will Taylor Swift perform at Super Bowl LVIII?
Pop star Taylor Swift’s involvement in the Super Bowl has already drawn an abundance of headlines after it emerged that she will make a mammoth trip to watch the showpiece in person at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.
Swift will be supporting boyfriend Travis Kelce as his Kansas City Chiefs side attempt to win a second successive Super Bowl by beating the San Francisco 49ers.
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The 34-year-old toured stadiums during her recent Eras tour and her fervent fans are hoping that she will take more than a watching brief at the Super Bowl.
Some enthusiasts have predicted that Swift will join Usher and Keys for ‘My Boo’, but it looks like viewers will have to wait until the show to see whether that materialises.
“One performance,” Usher told his audience on social media in January, speaking about his plans. “Thirty years in the making.”