Yes, we do live in a lovely world — one where Lizzo brings out former One Direction star Harry Styles to perform with her during her pre-Super Bowl LIV show in Miami on January 30. Needless to say, fans (and the world at large, we assume) went absolutely berserk over the surprise guest. Honestly, can you imagine being in the audience when these two powerhouse pop stars duet on “Juice”?
During a pre-game party with Sirius XM and Pandora, the 31-year-old brought out the English songwriter, 25, to sing on her hit single, “Juice,” which he has now covered twice. He first played the track during a session at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge back on December 18, and then followed up that performance with a rendition for a small group of fans the next day during a secret show at Electric Ballroom in London.
The duo we never knew we needed enthusiastically shared solo parts on the pop track and Harry even joined in on the choreography, which garnered tons of cheers and applause from the audience. The whole thing was basically magic — and believe it or not, they might do it again. Harry will headline a Pepsi pre-Super Bowl show on January 31, where Lizzo is actually a confirmed special guest along with DJ Mark Ronson.
Obviously, fans and followers flocked to social media to, well, flip the heck out over the special surprise performance. “Going to need a full Harry Styles and Lizzo duet album,” one user wrote, while another chimed in, “May this video of Harry Styles and Lizzo performing ‘Juice’ together be a blessing upon your Twitter feed.” LOL, amen! “Harry Styles and Lizzo dancing together is my religion,” one fan wrote — and we agree. “DREAM TEAM,” another follower gushed.
But it hasn’t only been fans gushing — in fact, Harry himself is a self-proclaimed Lizzo stan. “I just think she’s amazing; she’s one of the most exciting artists working now for sure,” he raved about her during his Radio 1 interview accompanying the Live Lounge performance. “She’s exactly what you want an artist to be, which is themselves.”
Considering Harry’s own unapologetic individuality, these two make a pretty incredible pair.