But the Doritos ad overtook them all.
Everyone knows the best thing about the Super Bowl is the commercials and this year, it doesn't disappoint. Featuring all the most unlikely stars you can imagine from Liam Neeson to Steve Harvey, this year's breaks had moments of tears, joy, shock and - namely - abject horror. Thanks Doritos!
Amy Schumer hits the Bud with Seth Rogen
First you got Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen representing Bud Light in all their awkward glory, giving an uplifting power speech about America and the importance of beer. Then there's Liam Neeson goes all sci-fi on us with the LG ad (never has a commercial been so suspenseful), and Kia Optima's walk-in closet commercial (sorry, we mean the 'Walken' closet) - enter Christopher Walken, an advocate for brightly coloured socks. Go figure.
If true, it would be the second time that the 'Uptown Funk!' singer has had the honour, following his performance in the 2014 edition.
Following his spot on one of the biggest pop hits of all time in the last 12 months, R&B / pop star Bruno Mars has apparently been asked by the NFL to perform during the Super Bowl half-time show for the second time in his career, according to reports by multiple media outlets.
Since he last took on the prestigious honour in 2014, Bruno has featured on Mark Ronson’s ginormo-hit ‘Uptown Funk!’, which has been almost certainly the biggest hit of the decade so far and spent an incredible 14 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Insiders familiar with the situation are indicating on Wednesday (September 9th) that this extraordinary success has persuaded the NFL to extend their invitation for a second time.
Bruno Mars posing at the Super Bowl half-time show press conference back in 2014
The "Left Shark" incident was one of the most talked-about Super Bowl events in years, but Perry hasn't been able to make a case for the design of the costume to be trademarked.
Pop star Katy Perry has failed in a bid to register a “Left Shark” design as a trademark, in an attempt to cash in on the internet phenomenon sparked by her Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.
Back in February, one of the singer’s two back-up dancers dressed as a cute cartoon shark seemed to have forgotten his choreography, throwing some rather erratic moves compared to the other. The incident was dubbed “Left Shark” and was the most talked-about event of the evening on social media, eclipsing the game itself and spawning a ton of internet memes.
Katy Perry applied to register "Left Shark" as a trademark
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The pop icon is strongly rumoured to be an integral part of the half-time entertainment for Super Bowl L next year.
It’s been barely a month since the drama of the 2015 Super Bowl, but gossip is already heating up as to what will be happening at next year’s game. Strong rumours indicate that Britney Spears will be performing the half-time show, and that she’s currently in talks with the NFL to flesh out the details.
An inside source close to Britney told the National Enquirer that the singer feels that it would be the right time to make a pop comeback, coming off the back of a successful residency in Las Vegas. “She’s ready to do something massive,” the source stated.
Britney is reportedly close to wrapping up a deal to perform at Super Bowl 50
Continue reading: Britney Spears Rumoured To Perform At Super Bowl Half Time Show In 2016
The Demon of Screamin' will be playing over the Super Bowl weekend, but not during half time, unfortunately.
Steven Tyler is set to perform during the Super Bowl weekend – but not at the half time show. Instead, the former Aerosmith frontman will be playing at Rolling Stone magazine’s annual party held the night before the big game, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While the Super Bowl itself is set for February 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the magazine will be holding a party with over a thousand guests in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 31st. It’s the fourth consecutive year that the publication is hosting this party, which will boost the profile of its marketing partners ahead of the game, watched by millions around the world.
Steven Tyler will perform at the Super Bowl - but not during half time
Continue reading: Aerosmith's Steven Tyler To Perform At Rolling Stone Super Bowl Party
NFL Super Bowl XLVIII saw RHCP fake it...
“Hang on a minute, their guitars aren’t plugged in to anything” an eagle-eyed Super Bowl viewer probably said somewhere in America. And he/she was right: while Anthony Kiedis sang alongside main performer Bruno Mars live, the others were just faking it.
Flea an Anthony Kiedis watch a Lakers game
It took a couple days, but finally bassist Flea admitted what everyone already knew.
Continue reading: Cordless Rockers Red Hot Chilli Peppers Caught Out With Super Bowl Set
Furniture store's Super Bowl bet goes south, fast.
A furniture store's Super Bowl bet - which promised that all items purchased over $6,000 would be refunded should the Denver Broncos lose to the Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey - has lost a local Houston man $7 million.
Peyton Manning Was Powerless To Stop the Seattle Seahawks Beating the Denver Broncos
Jim "Matresss Mack" McIngvale told customers that if underdogs Seattle turned over Peyton Manning's side, he would effectively give away all furniture sold in the last two weeks, for nothing.
Continue reading: Furniture Store's Super Bowl Bet Could Lose Businessman $7 Million
Fleming's performance is receiving mixed reviews so far.
Although Renee Fleming’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner last night may have been slightly overshadowed by Bruno Mars’ half-time show, the soprano singer managed to shine none the less. Fleming’s appointment to open the game was an obvious departure from the NFL’s recent tradition to give the job to a pop singer – Fleming is an opera soprano and one of the most respected classical singers in the US, so she was bound to deliver a show-stopping performance. Most importantly, she didn’t mess up the lyrics, which is a step up from… other performances in recent memory.
Fleming's appointment to sing the anthem was a breakthrough for classical singers into a whole new market.
Fleming delivered a more poppy Star-Spangled Banner than one might expect from an opera singer. Even though she certainly sang with the kind of skill and control that can only be achieved through classical training, the embellishments she added to parts of the song sounded closer to a more disciplined Mariah Carey, than a straight-up classical singer.
If there were any doubts about Mars before, they've all been silenced now.
Besides a victory for the Seattle Seahawks – and a long overdue one at that – last night’s Super Bowl was also a triumph for Bruno Mars. Mars’ Half Time show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers was full of soul – no gimmicks, just good music. Well, maybe there was one gimmick. Time Magazine reports on the show. Mars’ performance kicked off with a song performed by a children’s choir, which, although it was cute, was undeniably only there for the cute factor. The song quickly segued into a drum solo by the multitalented Bruno himself, which was later taken over by his brother Eric Hernandez (Bruno Mars was originally born Peter Hernandez).
Mars refused to give away any details during his Super Bowl press conference last week.
Things got real as the golden jacket and skinny tie came out and Mars stretched out the good ol’ vocal chords with a performance of the eternal crowd pleaser Locked Out Of Heaven. His jumbo band of brass, backup singers and bass put the song across nicely. The synchronized dance to Treasure was just icing on the cake.
Continue reading: Super Bowl Half Time Well And Truly Rocked By Bruno Mars And RHCP
Bruno Mars barely teased some surprises tuning in for his Super Bowl halftime show on February 2.
While fans wonder whether Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime show will live up to Beyonce’s from last year, Mars himself has much more modest goals. He just wants to get people dancing, as he said at a during a live press conference at the Rose Theater in New York City about the Pepsi halftime show. "Whatever happens, happens. I ain't scared if that's what you think."
Unlike Beyonce's show last year, Bruno Mars is keeping everything a surprise until the last minute.