Whether us football fans want to admit it or not, there is a large segment of the population that only tunes in to the Super Bowl for the commercials and the halftime show. As for this year’s halftime show, it should be interesting – many were thoroughly unimpressed when Coldplay was named the headliner, but the performance got a little kick when it was announced that Super Bowl XLVII halftime star Beyonce would join the British rock band.
Now, another former Super Bowl halftime show performer will make an appearance, as Bruno Mars announced on his Instagram page that he’ll be there on Sunday, saying:
It ain’t a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn’t show up. #Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime #Coldplay #Beyonce #TheBrunz #Shwaaaggg
Mars headlined the Super Bowl 48 halftime show, and he brought along special guests The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. There were rumors that the NFL wanted him back this year, but they’ll instead have to settle for a cameo appearance.
As someone who usually uses the halftime show as an opportunity to use the restroom and maybe pick up some extra beer, I can’t tell you that Mars’ announcement will be enough to keep me glued to my seat. However, I imagine for those who were big fans of his performance two years ago it will help quell some of the complaints about Chris Martin and co. leading the show.