The Super Bowl halfitme show is already over by now. In case you missed it, Coldplay took the stage alongside Beyonce and Bruno Mars during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
There is no doubt that Beyonce stole the spotlight from its headline act Coldplay, at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. But first we have to start with Coldplay.
The band started out with their hit song “Viva La Vida,” and the noise from the crowd drowned them out, according to USA Today. It was hard to hear Coldplay front man Chris Martin sing, especially with the jumping and cheering around that went on. Unfortunately for him, Martin’s voice and his lyrics were lost in a sea of colors and noise in the stadium and the event.
Then the British singer performed his other notable songs like “Yellow” and “Paradise,” as the colorful stadium captivated the crowd. Then Martin switched things up when he performed his new song “Adventure of a Lifetime” from Coldplay’s latest album, A Head Full Of Dreams.
Then Bruno Mars hit the stadium with his crew. Of course, he was ready to perform his hit song “Uptown Funk.” This time around though, the song was a remixed version of Mars and Mark Ronson’s 2015 summer smash.
Then it was Beyonce’s turn — and her fans have been waiting. The powerhouse diva strutted down the stadium in a black leather one-piece outfit adorned with gold chains that paid homage to Michael Jackson’s iconic costume at the 1994 Super Bowl halftime show. Queen Bey also arrived with an entourage of back-up dancers who wore similar costumes.
After just releasing the surprise new song and video “Formation” on Saturday, Feb. 6, Beyonce performed her new track at the event. Flames were shooting all around her as she captivated the audience with her fierce dance moves.
The crowd was excited when Beyonce and Bruno Mars had a sing-off with their songs “Crazy in Love” and “Uptown Funk,” with beats from “Formation.” Then Chris Martin joined the two on stage to sing the rest of Bruno’s song.
Things slowed down once again when Coldplay performed “Clocks” as a montage of past Super Bowl performances played on the screen. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Michael Jackson and Katy Perry was shown, except for Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s controversial Super Bowl halftime show that sent the FTC into a tizzy back in 2004.
Beyonce and Bruno Mars also joined Coldplay to sing the band’s songs “Fix You” and “Up & Up” as fans held up colorful signs that read “Believe in Love.”
After the Super Bowl halftime show ended, a black ad appeared announcing Beyonce’s “Formulation” world tour. The clip showed sexy black-and-white shots of the singer who appeared topless while holding a flower in her hands. The clip then directed fans to Beyonce’s site and said that tickets would be available on Feb. 15. The site has reportedly crashed since the ad appeared after the halftime show.
Beyoncé announced a new world tour and her website promptly crashed pic.twitter.com/sKcDu7kevJ
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 8, 2016
Overall, it felt like a disjointed halftime show. Bruno and Beyonce’s performance was different in theme and styling from Coldplay’s loud and bright performance. It was as if fans were watching two different halftime shows at once, but maybe that was the whole point for the Super Bowl 50.
Last year, rumors started swirling that Beyonce would be one of the “surprise” guests at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show. Her appearance was confirmed in weeks leading up to the show.
Halftime show director Hamish Hamilton hinted that Coldplay’s performance would feature surprise guests in an interview with Entertainment Weekly leading up to the show.
“There are always special guests. I don’t see why this show would be different.”
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga opened Super Bowl 50 with her impressive performance of the National Anthem.
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