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Dancer Tony Bellissimo on the field at Super Bowl LII (via Instagram)

The Super Bowl is America's most-watched television event. Last year, when the incomparable Justin Timberlake took center field for the halftime show, more than 106 million viewers were watching his every move—and that's not even a record!

What's it like to perform for such an incredibly huge audience? Dancer Tony Bellissimo has plenty of experience with high-pressure dance gigs, having worked with artists including Rihanna, Britney Spears, John Legend, and Chris Brown. But stepping out alongside Timberlake during last year's halftime show was a next-level experience. We talked to Bellissimo about how he scored such a coveted job—and how he handled the pressure.

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Ladies and gentleman, JT’s still got it! Did anyone else forget Justin Timberlake could dance? I mean, really dance. The former boy-band front man has come a long way from his *NSYNC days. His dapper, big-band-era “Suit and Tie” performance, backed by a full orchestra and featuring a Jay-Z cameo, stole the show at last night’s Grammy Awards.

Choreography-heavy throwback numbers are becoming the new normal, with Bruno Mars also going retro for the event. With a little help from Sting, Mars got his band and the audience on their feet for the second year in a row with his '80s-influenced "Locked Out of Heaven," followed by a Bob Marley tribute featuring Rihanna and Ziggy and Damian Marley. As dance fans, we have to love the trend.

Catch Timberlake's performance here:

 

 

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