The 2016 ‘Super Bowl 50’ brought its annual high and low moments, but the entertainment feature performances were spot on as usual. In light of the Denver Bronco’s victory over the Carolina Panthers, Peyton Manning scored NFL quarterback history. Manning is the first starting quarterback to win two Super Bowl with two different teams. This was an incredible feet to reach for Manning who was rumored to be retiring after this season.
Lady Gaga delivered a great performance of the national anthem at the start of the game. Dressed in custom Gucci glittered ‘American Flag’ ensemble with matching eye shadow.
The commercial ads were pretty horrible this year with many ‘WTF’ moments.
For the life of me, I couldn’t get over the Marilyn Monroe and snickers reference [non-sense], Rocket Mortgage surprising new idea that allows you to apple for a mortgage on your phone [really] was less enthusiastic, and the Jeffersons ‘ Moving On Up’ commercial played by Jeff Goldblum, George Washington, Lil Wayne and all black choir who reminds George that ‘Beans don’t burn on the Grill’ was a total fail.
Cold Play opened up with Viva La Vida, and Bruno Mars along with his fellow back-up dancers followed with his 2015 summer anthem ‘Uptown Funk’ and smooth choreography.
Beyonce debut her new single ‘Formation’ with a beautiful homage tribute to the black panthers and the king of pop, Michael Jackson, and we were here for all of it. Beyonce’s ‘drumline’ introduction in the center field the stadium was everything that fans least expected yet everything we love including the group dance battle between Beyhive dancers and Bruno Mars funk crew.
The final tribute with Cold Play, Beyonce, and Bruno singing ‘Fix You’ as they remembered past performers of the SuperBowl was soul-touching and heartfelt. I was teary-eyed as images of Bruce Spring Stein, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, U2 and more flashed on the television screen.
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