This year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show was billed as featuring Coldplay as headliners with accompaniment from “special guests” Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Apparently no one told Beyoncé that, because her performance of “Formation” is likely the only thing you’ll remember 50 years from now.
It helps that Coldplay’s pre-recorded medley of “Yellow”, “Viva La Vida”, and “Paradise” was about as pedestrian as the New York Giants’ 2015 season, and Mars aped Prince right down to the afro and hip thrusts. But even if Coldplay did plug in, and Mars learned the definition of originality, Beyoncé would have remained the true
headliner queen of the Super Bowl thanks to a stunning combo of visuals, choreography, and of course, singing. The Michael Jackson tribute was also a nice touch.
Super Bowl Halftime Show Setlist:
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Adventure of a Lifetime (Coldplay)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Clocks / Fix You / Up&Up (Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars)