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Odds on the First and Last Songs Performed During Super Bowl 2020 Halftime Show for Both J-Lo and Shakira

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Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show along with Shakira. By Ana Carolina Kley Vita (Wikimedia Commons)
  • “Let’s Get Loud” by J-Lo comes in as +400 favorite to open Super Bowl 54 in Miami
  • BetOnline offering +250 odds that Shakira’s first song will be “Whenever, Wherever”
  • What will be the last song of the Super Bowl halftime show? J-Lo’s “Live It Up” is the +200 favorite

Latin pop icons Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will take center stage at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show on February 2 in Miami.

The Grammy-Award winning performers are both singing at the Super Bowl for the first time in their careers and will look to put the music event back on the map following a disappointing performance in 2019.

Bovada and BetOnline both released Super Bowl halftime show specials, with odds on what the first song will be, what song J-Lo will sing first, which song Shakira will debut with and the song to close out the show.

Here’s a closer look at the odds and the best pick heading into Super Bowl 54.

First Song Performed Odds During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Song Odds at Bovada
Let’s Get Loud +400
On The Floor +450
Whenever, Wherever +450
Dare +550
Live It Up +650
La Tortura +700
Dinero +750
Can’t Remember To Forget You +800
El Anillo +850
Waka Waka +900

All odds taken on Jan. 19

After a disappointing performance from Maroon 5 and Travis Scott last year, the NFL partnered with Jay-Z and Roc Nation to get the entertainment right in 2020.

It’s not certain which performer will take the stage first, but based on global success, it’s safe to say J-Lo will kick off the halftime show festivities.

What better way to get the crowd going than with J-Lo’s international hit “Let’s Get Loud” which comes in as the +400 favorite on Bovada’s board. This is traditionally a song Lopez performs mid-setlist at concerts, but it could be one that she breaks out to pump up the Miami crowd.

Another song J-Lo could open with is “On The Floor” — the 2011 hit featuring Pitbull that would also be a perfect fit to get the crowd bouncing.

Bovada has this one at +450 and I like the chances of this one.

Pick: On The Floor (+450)

First Song J-Lo Will Perform Odds During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Song Odds at BetOnline
Let’s Get Loud +300
On The Floor +300
Live It Up +500
Dinero +600
El Anillo +700
Get Right +1000
Waiting For Tonight +1000
If You Had My Love +1200
Love Don’t Cost A Thing +1200
Jenny From The Block +2000

Let’s face it — there’s no shortage of hits Lopez can open with. While J-Lo will likely open the show before giving way to Shakira, even BetOnline’s odds suggest the former Fly Girl’s first song is going to be either “Let’s Get Loud” or “On The Floor.” BetOnline has both songs as +300 co-favorites followed by “Live It Up” at +500.

BetOnline is offering some real dark horse picks here, with “Dinero” (+600) and “El Anillo” (+700) also in the running. A longshot on BetOnline’s board is also “If You Had My Love” at +1200.

Take BetOnline’s +300 on Lopez opening with “On the Floor.”

Pick: On The Floor (+300)

First Song Shakira Will Perform During Super Bowl Halftime Show Odds

Song Odds at BetOnline
Whenever, Wherever +250
Dare (La La La) +300
La Tortura +400
Can’t Remember To Forget You +500
Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) +600
Beautiful Liar +1000
Loca +1000
She Wolf +1200
La Bicicleta +1500
Si Te Vas +2000

Much like J-Lo, Shakira’s career has spanned two decades and has featured such hits as “Whenever, Wherever”, “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Dare (La La La).”

Which one of Shakira’s hits will be the first to be performed in front of the Miami crowd at Hard Rock Stadium? Why not start things off with her biggest hit, “Whenever, Wherever” which comes in as the +250 favorite at BetOnline.

“Whenever, Wherever” was released in 2001 and was inspired by the artist’s Latin roots. It became a breakthrough hit and peaked at number six on the Billboard Top 100 that year.

Shakira may want to save her biggest hit as her last, too. That would leave Dare (La La La) at +300, but don’t sleep on “Waka Waka” which became one of the songs for the 2010 World Cup and is a +600 underdog here.

Pick: Waka Waka (+600)

Odds Last Song Performed During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Song Odds at BetOnline
Live It Up +200
Whenever, Wherever +250
Can’t Remember To Forget You +350
Let’s Get Loud +500
On The Floor +600

J-Lo has a wealth of hits that can close out the show. We haven’t even mentioned “Waiting For Tonight”, “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” or “Get Right” — all of which could be show-stopping closers.

BetOnline has “Live It Up” as the +200 favorite to wrap up the Super Bowl halftime show. While this is a strong option if Lopez is opening with “On The Floor”, what better way to end things than with “Let’s Get Loud”?

The reason this wager is so enticing is that BetOnline actually has it as a +500 underdog. “Let’s Get Loud” is either an opener or closer and in this case, bet on it being the grand finale.

Pick: Let’s Get Loud (+500)


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