- Steve Aoki performed for Seahawks fans on Thursday night at halftime
- But those watching on TV were unable to see the performance
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NFL fans were left baffled on Thursday night as NBC showed just seconds of Steve Aoki’s halftime performance in Seattle.
Earlier in the day, both Jack Harlow and Dolly Parton had their respective halftime performances televised in full.
But when it was Aoki’s turn to DJ after two quarters of the Seahawks’ matchup with the 49ers, fans at home saw virtually none of it.
Play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico introduced the artist as NBC provided a look-in to his performance, but Aoki was given less than 20 seconds of airtime before the network cut away to a commercial.
And fans could not believe that decision.
Steve Aoki’s halftime performance was shown for just seconds on TV – which baffled fans
Aoki DJed at halftime of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers game
‘Bruh so I waited for the half time show to see 5 seconds of Steve Aoki?’ one fan asked on X.
‘Damn. They didn’t even show Steve Aoki performance,’ another wrote.
One even took a shot at Harlow and Parton’s respective performance in Detroit and Dallas.
‘Seriously @NFL you put on horrible halftime shows for the first 2 games and show them,’ they wrote. ‘Then you have Steve Aoki for the late game and show 30 [seconds]… WTF.’
While many agreed that Harlow’s performance was subpar, fans went wild over Parton’s mini-show.
The 77-year-old took center stage in a blue and white top, and mini shorts, at AT&T Stadium with the Cowboys leading 20-10 against Washington on Thursday.
Parton sang two of her biggest hits, ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 to 5’, and also belted out ‘We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You’, in front of a sold-out crowd in Texas .
Dolly Parton singing during halftime of the Cowboys-Commanders on Thanksgiving in Dallas
Parton sang a few of her classics, including ‘Jolene’ and ‘9 to 5’ to the amazement of NFL fans
One fan labeled her a ‘queen’ on X and another called her a ‘national treasure’ as the performance left the majority of viewers impressed.
In the CBS booth, announcer Tony Romo couldn’t hide his enthusiasm discussing Parton ‘s halftime Thanksgiving performance.
After watching the 77-year-old wow Dallas in her cheerleading outfit , Romo and Jim Nantz discussed the show in the booth – and the former made his feelings very clear.
‘She was wearing the… Cowboys cheerleading outfit,’ he began, while addressing Nantz in the booth. ‘You saw that coming, didn’t you?
‘You said, “I think she’s going to go with a liiiittle cheerleading outfit tonight”, and I was like, “wow, pretty good.”‘
With Parton in attendance, the Cowboys beat the Commanders 45-10.