Game sponsor Pepsi has released a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations for Justin Timberlake's performance at the 52nd Super Bowl Half-Time Show on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Rehearsal for Timberlake's anticipated performance took place in New York City with long-time friend Marty Kudelka taking the reigns over dance choreography. The "Supplies" singer's performance may only be 13 minutes, but Kudelka assures it will be 13 minutes of insanity.
"Choreographically, if I'm coming up with moves it starts with the music. I don't have to like draw from too many other places, there's no limits. That's inspiration enough," Kudelka, who has worked with Timberlake from his *NSYNC days, says in the video.
All eyes will be on Timberlake and his team of dancers when they take the stage at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Naturally, the team "Can't Stop the Feeling" of worry from knocking. The pressure not to mess up the moves or the whole performance weighs heavily on everyone, including the dancers.
Dana Wilson, one of the dancers, says that the "stakes are higher" because of the short amount of time allotted for the performance.
"Rehearsing for the Super Bowl packs a lot of pressure and intensity into a very short amount of time. 13 minutes of action-packed, you better not mess up," she says.
Timberlake chimes in and says his Super Bowl Half-Time Show performance is "gonna go by quick" and he snaps his fingers. However, he says the team has one goal and that is Unity.
"That's all we're gonna try to do. I don't worry about if things go wrong, because perfection is the death of greatness. If the ethos can be like, hey, for 12 or 13 minutes we're gonna have a really good time, I think if everything spawns off of that, I think it will be fine," Timberlake explains.
The 36-year-old Tennessee native is confident that his performance at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show will turn out fine. Timberlake trusts Kudelka will bring his own style of movements to the dance to make the performance outstanding without being "showboat-y."
The reveal of the behind-the-scenes look coincides with the release of the music video for Timberlake's "Say Something." The song, which features Chris Stapleton, is one of the tracks from his new album Man of the Woods. The song might be a potential addition to Timberlake's setlist to his Super Bowl Half-Time Show performance.