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Halftime Props for Usher’s 2024 Super Bowl Performance

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NFL Football

Updated Feb 11, 2024 · 1:36 PM PST

Usher performing at Super Bowl halftime show
Oct 30, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Recording artist Usher performs the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
  • Halftime props for Usher’s Super Bowl performance are available
  • Bet on Usher’s first and last song performed, plus guest appearances
  • See all the halftime props for Usher’s Super Bowl performance below, plus picks

The King of R&B is ready to set the stage on fire. As Usher prepares for his hotly anticipated Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, fans are buzzing with anticipation about what surprises the hitmaker has in store.

Sportsbooks are joining in on the fun by offering a wide variety of Super Bowl halftime props, including Usher’s first and last songs, plus cameo appearances. You can even place a bet on whether or not Usher will give a shoutout to Taylor Swift during his performance.

Let’s break this down and get you set for halftime. It’s as good a chance as any to remind you to take advantage of the Super Bowl betting promotions, with all the sites offering enticing sign-up offers to get you on board. But keep in mind that some of these halftime props are strictly for entertainment purposes and cannot be bet on at legal sportsbooks.

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Super Bowl Halftime First Song Odds

Song Odds
My Way -120
Yeah! +175
DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love +700
Good Good +700
OMG +1100
Burn +2500
My Boo +2500
Love in This Club +3000
Superstar +3000
Boyfriend +4000

First/Last Song & Cameo odds as of February 8th at FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM Sportsbook.

The San Francisco 49ers are currently slight favorites in the Super Bowl 58 odds, but this article is all about Usher’s halftime performance. We do have Super Bowl 58 Game Props if you’re more interested in the actual game.

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Is “My Way” the Way?

Usher’s 1997 chart-topper “My Way” became the early favorite in the Usher First Song odds and has remained the favorite ever since. It’s worth noting, however, that the odds for “My Way” have actually lengthened from -200 to -120 despite the track being Usher’s most common opening song.

We were never huge on “My Way” being Usher’s opening Super Bowl, mainly because it doesn’t align with Super Bowl halftime show history. Super Bowl halftime shows tend to start with a bang and feature opening songs with more of an upbeat vibe.

“OMG” and “Yeah! are both uplifting tracks that anyone in the crowd can sing along to. We’re sticking with “OMG” as our pick, as the value is still tremendous. Don’t be surprised if the halftime show begins with the iconic “Oh my gosh” chant echoing through the shadowy confines of Allegiant Stadium.

  • Pick: OMG (+1100)

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Super Bowl Halftime Last Song Odds

Song Value
Yeah! +100
Confessions, Part 2 +390
DJ Got Us Falling in Love +490
Without You +490
OMG +750
Somebody to Love +950
Love in This Club +1500
My Boo +1900
Burn +2500
My Way +2500
Good Good +3400

 

Usher’s Closing Song?

There is no heavy favorite to be Usher’s last song at Super Bowl 58, although oddsmakers are giving Yeah!” the best chance of closing things out. If Usher doesn’t open with the 2004 hit (featuring Ludacris and Lil Jon), it’s certainly possible he leaves it for the very end.

Super Bowl closing songs tend to be artist’s most popular hits, although they usually have an emotional element to them. Recent examples of emotional final songs include “Fix You” by Coldplay,  “Diamonds” by Rihanna, and “Halo” by Beyonce.

An Usher song that would fit this mold is the 2010 single “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”. It features lyrics such as “So dance, dance like it’s the last, last night Of your life, life, gon’ get you right”, plus it’s a bit more recent. “Without You” is another solid option due to its romantic vibe.

  • Pick: DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (+490)

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Usher Halftime Show Guest Appearance Odds

Artist Value
Alicia Keys -550
Post Malone -340
Ludacris -250
Justin Bieber -114
Lil Jon -102
Pitbull +134
Nicki Minaj +310
Diddy +390
Lil Wayne +550
Taylor Swift +550
David Guetta +640

Who is Usher’s Lucky Guest(s)?

One of the more fun Super Bowl prop bets is cameos for the halftime show. Who will Usher bring on stage with him this Sunday? FanDuel Canada was recently offering odds for this prop, but they’ve taken down this market at time of publishing.

Alicia Keys opened as a heavy favorite to appear on stage with Usher, and her odds shortened to -550 before the market was moved offline. Justin Bieber’s cameo odds also moved from +400 to -114, while Pitbull went from +410 to +134.

Although he wasn’t initially in the Usher guest appearance odds, Post Malone was recently added at -340 odds. Post Malone is slated to perform “America the Beautiful” as part of the pregame ceremonies (see broadcast props for Super Bowl), but there are no indications Usher will bring him back on stage at halftime.

Ludacris and Lil Jon are both solid value if you don’t want to pay the lofty price for Alicia Keys (who we strongly believe will cameo). The two rappers are featured on Usher’s most popular song “Yeah!” and there’s no better way for Usher to get the crowd into his performance than by bringing these two up on stage with him.

Picks:

  • Alicia Keys (-550)
  • Ludacris (-250)
  • Lil Jon (-102)

Over/Under Songs Odds

Prop Odds
Over 8.5 Songs -200
Under 8.5 Songs +140

How Many Songs?

The halftime show at the Super Bowl is like a quick dash through all the best songs. Artists have only about 12 to 15 minutes, so they typically don’t play any song from beginning to end. Instead, they make the songs shorter or mix them together so they can fit in as many crowd-pleasers as possible.

Oddsmakers have set Usher’s tracklist at 8.5 songs, which feels a bit low to us. Usher has had 18 songs that have made it into the top 10, and nine of those were number 1 hits. The R&B singer is also pretty good at mixing songs together, so he’s likely going to pack in as much as possible by mixing different songs in cool ways.

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Last year, Rihanna managed to squeeze in 15 songs in just over 13 minutes. We think Usher is capable of something similar. He likely exceed oddsmakers projections for total songs, especially considering every SB halftime performance since 2018 has featured at least nine songs.

If you need any more assurance before betting this Super Bowl prop, check out how many songs were performed in the past four Super Bowl halftimes:

Jennifer Lopez (JLo) and Shakira — 17 songs at Super Bowl 54.
The Weeknd — 9 songs at Super Bowl 55.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar — 11 songs together at Super Bowl 56.
Rihanna  — 15 songs at Super Bowl 57.

  • Pick: Over 8.5 Songs (-200 at BetMGM )

Jewelry / Clothing Props

Type of Necklace First Worn Odds
Ball Chain +200
Box Chain +250
Cable Chain +300
Figaro Chain +350
Link Chain +350
Rope Chain +600
Rolo Chain +600
Will Usher be Wearing Sunglasses? Odds
Yes -250
No +170
Outfit Changes Odds
Over 1.5 -150
Under 1.5 +120

Shades or No Shades?

One of the more unique prop bets for the Super Bowl revolves around whether or not Usher will be wearing sunglasses when he’s first unveiled on stage at halftime. Despite the game taking place indoors at Allegiant Stadium, oddsmakers are setting the odds heavily in favor of the R&B singer donning shades.

Usher would need to wear sunglasses for sun protection compared to an outdoor venue. However, sunglasses could still be part of his performance look. Usher sometimes wears sunglasses during performances, as he has done during his Las Vegas residency shows.

In a recent Something In The Water Festival performance, Usher was wearing sunglasses for the opening song despite it appearing to be a pretty dark environment. Oddsmakers know something with how they’ve set this betting line, so we’re backing the singer to sport shades in Sin City on Sunday.

  • Pick: Usher to Wear Sunglasses (-250)

Other Super Bowl Halftime Prop Bets

Will Usher Debut a New Song?  Odds
Yes -120
No +100
What Happens First? Odds
Usher video montage +150
Pyrotechnics +225
Laser show +310
Dancers +600
Solo musician/guitarist +1050
Usher +1500
Will Usher Expose a Nipple?  Odds
Yes +100
No -140
Will Usher Shoutout Taylor Swift?  Odds
Yes +550
No -1000

New Usher Song?

Identifying value can often be hard when it comes to online Super Bowl prop bets. These halftime shows are usually unpredictable, but there are certain things we can count on. One of those is the halftime singer performing his classic hits. When your music catalog is as large as Usher’s, there isn’t much room to test out new material.

We are predicting Usher won’t debut a new song during his halftime show, which is being offered at +100 odds by FanDuel. The sportsbook specifically states songs from the ‘Coming Home’ album will count as a new song, except for “Good Good”, “Ruin”, “Risk it All”, and “Standing Next to You”. That’s important given the rising popularity of those tracks.

Usher’s recent Las Vegas residency set lists have included classic hits and “Caught Up,” “Love in This Club,” “I Don’t Mind,” “Good Kisser,” “Climax,” “DJ Got Us Falling in Love” and “Without You”. With just 13 minutes for a halftime show, we don’t predict Usher will dedicate time to debuting a new song on stage Sunday.

  • Pick: No New Song (+100)
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