This year's Super Bowl was due to have a Spanish flavour at halftime earlier this week... but the excitement didn't last long. Rosalía's representatives denied reports on Thursday that she would be accompanying The Weeknd in the musical performance that will brighten up the American football league final.
The match between Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Bucaneers and Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs will be played in early in the morning of 7 to 8 February - Spanish time.
It was understood the two artists would be performing Blinding Lights, the single with which The Weeknd burst onto the scene in 2020 and with which he smashed all records with 47 weeks in the Top 10 and 38 weeks in the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The two artists have recently done a remix of this song by the Canadian singer.
Twenty-seven-year-old Rosalía would have been only the second Spanish artist to perform during the Super Bowl break. Enrique Iglesias, in 2000, was the first in the most important event on the American sporting calendar which last year in the US alone attracted more than 100 million viewers.
It is estimated that the halftime show will cost in the region of $7 million to be staged.