The Super Bowl has come and gone—did it ever really arrive?—with the New England Patriots defeating the Los Angeles Rams in a 13-3 win.
Ratings for the event also hit a historic 10-year low. And it seems the promise of Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi weren’t quite enough to lure fans in, but the NFL still attempted to wow those viewing and in attendance with a surprise or two.
If you decided not to watch the Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick or because you just didn’t want to see Tom Brady on your TV screen, here are the performances you missed during Super Bowl LIII.
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Spongebob Squarepants traveled all the way from Bikini Bottom to introduce Travis Scott, not an easy feat for a sea sponge. The moment was a nod to "Sweet Victory," a song performed by the Spongebob cast in 2001. Hopefully, the NFL covered Spongebob's travel and expenses as saving up that kind of cash on a fry cook's salary can be tough.
After a little intro from friend Spongebob Squarepants, Travis Scott joined Maroon 5 on stage, performing "Sicko Mode" to amp up the crowd. Fans have been sharing mixed reviews on Twitter.
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Big Boi and Sleepy Brown
Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, and Big Boi's fur coat also joined Maroon 5 for a quick performance of "The Way You Move." Of course, with such a big audience and such a big fur coat, Big Boi eventually caught the attention of PETA.
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Big Boi, and Sleepy Brown perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Chloe x Halle
Sister singers Chloe x Halle dazzle on the field as they performed "America the Beautiful." The ladies once again proved they have the range.
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey of Chloe X Halle perform during the Super Bowl LIII Pregame at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
After spending weeks defending her decision to perform at the Super Bowl, Gladys Knight wowed with her performance of the national anthem. And while her performance won't unify America, it was a nice moment many enjoyed.
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 3: Gladys Knight sings the National Anthem before the New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 03, 2019. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)