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2011 Super Bowl Halftime Show: Black Eyed Peas Perform, Bore And Confuse

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The Black Eyed Peas opened up the Super Bowl XLV halftime show, predictably, with "I Gotta Feeling," the song that you've been hearing promoting the Super Bowl Halftime Show for about seven months. 

The futuristic looking Black Eyed Peas then followed it up with "Boom Boom Pow," which really highlights how amazingly annoying their lyrics are. The worst lyrics in music might go to the Black Eyed Peas. The live setting also highlights how poor of a vocal Fergie delivers. 

Here's where things get a little wheels off the wagon - Slash emerges from underneath the stage while performing "Sweet Child O' Mine," while Fergie does her best to lower her register and sound like Axl Rose. It's actually somewhat disturbing how her voice changed.

That strange combination between Slash and Fergie was followed up by the Black Eyed Peas' "Pump It," where the other three members of the Black Eyed Peas come back into the picture. 

The fifth song of the halftime show was another Black Eyed Peas gem, "Let's Get It Started," which sounded a bit ridiculous and unnecessarily sped up.

Remember when I said things get wheels off? Here's where the the wagon self destructs. Usher is roped down and performs his "song" titled "OMG." The link here between the Black Eyed Peas and Usher? The "great" is featured on Usher's song.

The Black Eyed Peas' sixth song of the halftime show - which is six too many - was "Where is the Love," where the stage glowed red saying "love" with people in alien-type costumes glow red in the shape of a heart. 

The seventh song? The Black Eyed Peas' current single - "The Time of My Life," which segues back into "I Gotta Feeling," the opening song of their setlist. 

My rapid reaction? Worse than The Who, by a fair margin. It wasn't entertaining, it wasn't fun, the songs were brutally bad and didn't translate to a live setting whatsoever. 

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