Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Usher’s Super Bowl Show Will Go from High (Alicia Keys) to Low (Maybe Justin Bieber) But Should Have Billy Joel

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Usher will have a lot of guest stars on his Super Bowl show tonight.

Alicia Keys is locked to reunite with him for their long ago hit, “My Boo.” That much is known.

There’s speculation that Justin Bieber will make a comeback tonight in the show. That’s not so exciting, but Usher and Bieber have been friends since Justin first escaped Canada to wreck havoc in the US. If it happens, it happens.

Usher should have Billy Joel. Usher’s new song, “A Town,” is based entirely on Billy’s “Uptown Girl.” Could Billy do it? He just played the Grammys and a Madison Square Garden show this week. If Taylor Swift could fly to LA from Tokyo, why not?

We won’t be seeing Sean “Diddy” Combs for obvious reasons But Lil Jon, Ludacris, and Jadakiss are strong possibilities. Also maybe Jay Z will pop out on stage. He’s producing the whole thing for Apple.

Usher’s new album, “Coming Home,” is number 1 after its release on Friday. I told you weeks ago this was a beautifully coordinated release plan. Once the half time show is over, all of Usher’s old hits will be crowding for spots on iTunes!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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