Super Bowl XL VIII: The Performances
Rock, operatics and fireworks...
The Super Bowl XL VIII took place a matter of hours ago at a very cold MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, New York – presenting a highly anticipated half time show from headline act Bruno Mars, plus The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Queen Latifa opened the first half of the game with an impressive rendition of America The Beautiful. The half time show line up follows most recent and famously hyped performances from Beyoncé and Destiny's Child last year, to Madonna's extravaganza and the infamous Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson pairing in the years prior to that. Beyoncé's input this year came by way of a pre-game show of her own in NYC, with husband Jay Z.
Mars opened this show by playing a drum solo, launching into the track Locked Out Of Heaven and then a short set that was reminiscent of James Brown in his heyday – before being joined by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers to close the half time on stage performances and the almost equally anticipated advertisements were shown.
The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Renée Fleming then became the first opera singer to perform the national anthem on the Super Bowl pitch, however the word "opera" unfortunately went unmentioned in her introduction, before a staggering fireworks display kicked off the second half. Oh, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos with a final score of 43-8, in case you were wondering...
The MetLife Stadium, New Jersey