Justin Timberlake may have wowed many with a Super Bowl performance that ran through his back catalogue of greatest hits but plenty of TV viewers complained that they could not hear his vocals properly.
They took to Twitter to complain that his halftime medley – which included a virtual duet with Prince – was marred by sound problems.
Some thought his vocals were muted, or hidden beneath the meaty backing track, or that they even disappeared altogether at times.
The singer did manage to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions at least although he did manage a reference to his infamous 2004 appearance when yanked off rather too much of Janet Jackson’s costume.
He played Rock Your Body the same song he performed with Jackson 14 years ago that resulted in "nipplegate”.
I like Timberlake, but this audio feed is like a bootleg from the upper stands— Tim Lawrie (@Mouse_y) February 5, 2018
Audio is terrible on this Timberlake song. I can't hear a word he's saying. Is it this hard to get audio right at the Super Bowl?— Will Reeve Jr. (@WillReeveJr) February 5, 2018
What's going on with Justin's audio? #Superbowl— Yashar Ali