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Rihanna Should Take Notes From These Super Bowl Halftime Performers

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There are so many ways this Rihanna Super Bowl halftime show could go. Into It host Sam Sanders expects great singing, great makeup, and great hair, but he’s a little worried because she hasn’t performed in years, isn’t much of a dancer, and that Black Panther song was a bit of a stinker. But perhaps Rihanna can find inspiration in past standout performances? Sam asks Brian Moylan, Vulture’s Super Bowl halftime-show aficionado, to award past performers based on the most objective criteria:

➼ Best/Worst Vocal Performance
➼ Lifetime Technical Achievement Award/Best Pyro
➼ Strangest Costume/Prop
➼ Most Inexplicable Medley of Artists
➼ Best/Worst Overall

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Rihanna Should Take Notes From These Halftime Performers