Super Bowl 50: Coldplay, Bruno Mars And Beyonce Put Super In Super Bowl At Half-Time Show
In this Super Bowl 50, Lady Gaga may have set the bar high with her pre-game rendition of the US national anthem – but Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars did not disappoint in their Super Bowl’s halftime performance.
The 12-minute musical extravaganza, billed as celebration of “the past, present and the future”, certainly did its best to beat last year’s show dominated by Katy Perry’s infamous Left Shark.
Coldplay may have been the headline act, but it was super stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars who delivered the sizzle for a lively, upbeat performance that paid homage to previous halftime show headliners.
Opening with a mashup of Yellow and Viva La Vida, Coldplay’s usually reserved lead singer Chris Martin got in touch with his inner rocker, kneeling down and embracing members of the crowd.
The British band then segued into a firework-enhanced delivery of Paradise followed by Adventure of a Lifetime, a track from their latest album.
Next, in this Super Bowl 50 a black-leather-clad Mars, who headlined the halftime show in 2014, bounced in, singing and dancing through his hit Uptown Funk, with producer Mark Ronson on DJ decks on stage.
But all eyes were on Beyonce, who sang and gyrated her way through her latest single Formation – a power anthem to race and feminism that debuted on Saturday.