Maroon 5’s Super Bowl halftime show was objectively underwhelming. Of course, the hosts of Fox & Friends found something to love.
Live from Atlanta, Brian Kilmeade began by describing the performance for viewers as a “very interesting rendition of music with all types of genres,” adding, “I’m not sure if they rehearsed or not.”
“Remember the old days when the act for the Super Bowl would be a superstar?” Steve Doocy asked, to which his co-hosts protested, “Adam Levine is a superstar!”
“There he is taking his shirt off and he’s tattooed up,” Ainsley Earhardt remarked as footage of the halftime show’s big finale played on screen. “He turns 40 next month and he’s very involved in yoga, so I think he’s, you know, proud of the body.”
And while Pete Hegseth felt the performance “fell a little flat,” he also praised Levine because he “didn’t back down from the mob that told him don’t perform, you’ve got to give him a little credit, too.”
As Earhardt noted, several artists including Rihanna, Jay Z and Cardi B reportedly turned down the offer to perform out of solidarity with former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sued the NFL claiming he’s been barred from playing due to his national-anthem kneeling protests.
“Absolutely,” Kilmeade replied. “And by the way, I thought they were fine. That’s exactly what I expected, that’s Maroon 5.” But all of that being said, he thinks “you just need somebody like The Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney or Sting—who I still find sexy, who takes his shirt off—somebody who people agree that we appreciate their music.”
“I almost feel bad for these guys,” Kilmeade added of Maroon 5.