Everything you need to know about Super Bowl halftime show, with surprise guests who could stun

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Australian NFL fans have already cleared their Monday schedules as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.

Although the entertainment enthusiasts among us might tune in from the start to catch glimpses of Taylor Swift on the broadcast, the interest will ramp up once the teams head into the sheds at the end of the second quarter.

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That’s because it will be time for the iconic Super Bowl halftime show.

No, Swift will not be making a mad dash down to the field to perform.

Instead, it will be R&B legend Usher who takes to the stage.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Super Bowl LVIII halftime show!

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WHAT TIME DOES THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW START?

With the Super Bowl kicking off at 10:30am (AEDT), it’s anticipated the halftime show will begin at approximately 12pm.

What better way to spend your lunch break?

WHO IS PERFORMING?

This year, the honour goes to eight-time Grammy Award winner Usher.

Although it’s Usher’s first time headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, it’s not the first time he has been involved with the iconic segment.

In 2011, he appeared alongside the Black Eyed Peas to perform OMG as a surprise guest.

HOW TO WATCH THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW

For those wanting to tune into this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, you can catch all the action LIVE on ESPN via Kayo Sports.

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HOW LONG DOES THE HALFTIME SHOW LAST?

Although halftime typically lasts for 30 minutes, Usher’s set is expected to be around 13 minutes.

That means he’ll have to cram a lot of iconic hits into a very small window of time.

WILL THERE BE ANY SURPRISE GUESTS?

During last year’s halftime show, Rihanna decided not to bring along any special guests.

But for those hoping to see Usher joined by a surprise artist, you’re in luck.

The man himself confirmed some familiar faces will be with him during his performance during a press conference prior to the Super Bowl.

“I went through a lot of ideas of who I would have shared this moment with me,” the star told Apple Music’s Nadeska Alexis.

“I do feel like the people who are going to share it deserve just as much recognition for what they do in their careers.”

Given Usher has collaborated with the likes of Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and Ludacris, fans have every right to be excited over what’s to come during the halftime show.

WHAT ARE THE BETTING MARKETS FOR THE HALFTIME SHOW?

Yes, there’s even betting markets for Usher’s halftime show and they range from all ends of the novelty spectrum.

For the fashion-minded sports fans, you can bet on which colour jacket Usher will wear when he first walks on stage, with white a hot favourite at $1.50, per Sportsbet.

As for what song Usher will open his set with, Caught Up is the $1.70 favourite with My Way paying $2.62.

And for Usher’s closing song, Yeah! is the clear frontrunner at $1.50, with DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love as the next best option.

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