Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars put on quite a show at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, but how did it compare to years’ past? I have to say, I was decently impressed by the performance, but it definitely didn’t top some of the shows we’ve seen in the past. What do you think?
Sorry to say, but even with Beyonce, 34, as a guest performer, the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show fell a little short compared to what we’ve seen in previous years. Sure, she, Coldplay and Bruno Mars brought a ton of energy and there were a bunch of exciting moments, but there was just too much to live up to for this one to convince me that it will be as memorable as, say, the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake debacle! If only Bey had a nip slip, right?!
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The big problem to me here was that there was no element of surprise: Unfortunately, Coldplay just wasn’t a strong enough act to stand on their own, and producers had to announce Bey and Bruno before the show to entice people to tune in. And on top of that, Beyonce dropped her new song “Formation” the day before the performance, so it’s not even like she debuted anything new or different during the broadcast. Yes, the Beyonce/Bruno dance-off was EPIC and, visually, everything looked great…but think about what we’ve seen in the past! It just doesn’t compare.
Hello, what could EVER top Britney Spears and ‘NSYNC coming together for the most epic pop collaboration of all time back in 2001?! Aerosmith and ‘NSYNC performed a medley of their songs, and Brit, Mary J. Blige and Nelly came out for the grand finale, featuring all the popular artists singing “Walk This Way.” We will literally NEVER forget it.
And then, of course, there was Janet in 2004, who brought out Justin for the end of her performance, and the duo provided arguably the best and most buzzed-about moment in live TV history: Justin ripping Janet’s top to reveal her nipple! It was oh-so-scandalous and you just can’t think of the Super Bowl halftime show without remembering it. Stream music from Coldplay, Beyonce and more ad-free RIGHT HERE.
Let’s be real about what the major problem was with this year’s show: Not enough Beyonce. The 34-year-old was the headliner in 2013, and reunited her former girl group Destiny’s Child during the performance. Like…COME ON! Other memorable halftime shows include Michael Jackson in 1993, Katy Perry in 2015, Madonna in 2012, and so many more. I’m not saying this year’s was bad, but overall, I’d say this one definitely falls toward the lower-middle of the pack. What do you think!?
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of last night’s Superbowl halftime show? How do you think it compared to previous years’?