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In pictures: Super Bowl half-time show

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen rocked the Super Bowl stage on Sunday night in Tampa, Florida, proving he was still The Boss during a spectacular half-time show.

Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt

Springsteen and his E Street Band had turned down invitations to play at the Super Bowl show over the years, but changed their minds after the slot attracted other acts like U2 and The Rolling Stones.

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen promised a 12-minute party, and then told the estimated 100 million television viewers: "I want you to put the chicken fingers down and turn your television all the way up."

E Street band

The four-song set opened with Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out.

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen worked in one of his trademark knee slides but slid into one of the on-stage cameras, and seemed a bit winded when he launched into Born to Run.

E Street Band and choir

Next up was a new song Working on a Dream - which was backed by a choir.

Super Bowl stadium

Springsteen closed the set with Glory Days, changing some of the lyrics to give it a football theme.

Jennifer Hudson

Two hours earlier, Jennifer Hudson had made a return to the stage, singing out the US national anthem two months after the murders of her nephew, brother and mother.

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson is now resuming her performing schedule, including an appearance at the 8 February Grammy Awards, where she has four nominations.



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