Super Bowl 50: Beyonce & Bruno Mars Join Coldplay for Epic Halftime Show (VIDEO)
Fact: few halftime performances will ever compete with 2001's featuring Aerosmith, *NSync and Britney Spears.
But Super Bowl 50’s halftime show proved yet again there is such a thing as the more the merrier when it comes to these shows — Coldplay, joined onstage by both Beyonce and Bruno Mars, totally crushed it.
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Chris Martin and his bandmates took the stage at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. They have approximately 304 hit singles so it was hard to predict which songs they would perform, but they made good choices, starting off their set with "Viva La Vida," as rainbow violins played by teenagers and young fans in moshpits decked out in all black helped them out. We were so jealous of those youngsters, you don't even know.
Next it was right into "Paradise," with those same moshpitting tweens swaying their arms to the tunes. Meanwhile, as "Adventure of a Lifetime" began, there were lines of people dancing around the field holding jumbo, colorful flowers, and it was certainly not the marching band you had in high school, that's for sure.
Then Bruno Mars came out (with DJ Mark Ronson and his posse) for an epic rendition of "Uptown Funk," wearing black latex and gold chains, because YOLO.
After that, Queen Bey herself made her debut to perform her new single, "Formation," for the first time ever, just one day after surprisingly releasing the song and its accompanying music video. She had dozens of backup dancers behind her (not that she needed them at all, BTW) and then joined Bruno and his boys for a mashup of sorts of "Formation" and "Uptown Funk." So that's why they were all wearing matching outfits...
Then, the Brit joined his pals for "Uptown Funk" before taking to the piano to perform "Fix You," as footage from past halftime shows aired across the screen. He even sang a few of the songs playing in the montage, including "Independent Women" from Jay Z's wife herself and "Just The Way You Are" from Mr. Mars.
Then Bey, Bruno and Chris, plus their dozens of backup singers and dancers, reunited on stage one final time for "Up & Up," as the audience spelled out "Believe in Love" in a rainbow.
We're suprised Beyonce and Coldplay didn't sing their new duet, "Hymn for the Weekend," but either way, that's how you do a halftime show, folks! Oh yeah, and then during the next commercial break, an ad for Bey's upcoming tour, The Formation World Tour, appeared, so yes, guys, that's happening in 2016.
Also, this pic Chris's ex Gwyneth Paltrow shared on game day of their daughter Apple and Bey's little girl, Blue Ivy, is too freakin' cute. Maybe next time they'll appear on stage with their famous parents?!
It was a clever idea indeed to bring out these two superstars — who headlined the halftime shows of Super Bowls 47 and 48, respectively — since both were two of the most epic (and most-watched) in recent history. Good job, Pepsi.
Keep watching Super Bowl 50 on CBS to find out who will win — the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers!