Yesterday, the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts faced off at the 100th CFL Grey Cup in Toronto, with the Argonauts taking taking the title in the end. Recently, I wrote about some of the Argonauts players speaking out about homophobia.
During the halftime show, Canadian pop superstars, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen performed two songs each. Although they may be two of the most popular Canadian pop stars right now (with Justin Bieber’s Oprah interview with Oprah airing in over 100 countries last night), I wouldn’t have pictured them as the right acts for football fans. Given that, apparently Justin Bieber was booed during his performances of “Boyfriend” and “Beauty and a Beat”. Although he may not be the type of music the football fans normally listen to, in my opinion I think that’s pretty lame for Canadians to be unsupportive of their own talent – especially one who has done so well for himself and worked so hard to get to where he his.
Carly Rae Jepsen, who Bieber has gone out of his way to support, performed “Call Me Maybe” and “This Kiss” during the show. Other performances included “Stutter” by Marianas Trench as well as a song by folk/pop/country singer, Gordon Lightfoot. Watch all of the performances below as well as the moment where the Argonauts took home the win.