Who Are The Surprise Super Bowl Performers?

by Jennifer Still

It's hard to believe that Super Bowl 50 is just around the corner — four days from now, to be exact. And while I'm admittedly not a football fan in any way (in fact, I actually can't stand the game), you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be tuning in for the halftime show. After all, that's really where all the real action is, anyway (besides the amazing Super Bowl commercials, of course), and I'm a sucker for a good concert, however brief. The halftime show at arguably the biggest sporting event in the world (the Olympics excepted, of course) is epic in every way, from the production and effects to the fact that it brings the biggest artists in the world together on one stage, and I'm here for it. We already know that Coldplay is headlining the gig and that the likes of Beyonce and Bruno Mars will be joining them, but that's not all. There are bound to be some surprise performers in the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, so who will it be?

It's hard to imagine how a Super Bowl Halftime show featuring three of the most massively popular artists in the world could get any better, to be honest. Coldplay's worldwide domination of the pop charts was perhaps unexpected but totally welcome, while Beyonce is and has always been the queen. Bruno Mars, who's headlined two previous Super Bowl halftime shows already, is another easy choice. So where do we go from here? I have a few ideas on who the other performers could be, even if I don't know how realistic they are.


I mean, I suppose having Adele come onstage would probably make everyone forget about pretty much every other performer, so this isn't likely to happen, but a girl can dream, can't she? I'm not the first person to suggest that Adele could make an appearance at Super Bowl 50, either — rumors have been flying around since late last year that she might join the festivities.


Rihanna and Coldplay have worked together before, and quite well, at that, so this would be pretty much the best. After all, Rihanna just finally released ANTI and is ready for a comeback, so the timing is right for this one, as well. I don't know about you, but I'd love to see it.

Maroon 5

Back in October 2015, Maroon 5 were thought to be the frontrunners for headlining this year's halftime show. Obviously that didn't happen, but that doesn't mean they couldn't make an appearance and perform some hits anyway, right?

Justin Bieber

There's no real reason for me to suggest Justin Bieber showing up at Super Bowl 50, but he's at the top of the charts and a really good performer, so why not? The number of hits he had in 2015 (which have extended into this year, too) is staggering, so why not invite him onto the halftime show?

One Direction

Sure, the band is officially on hiatus, but isn't that all the more reason that a performance from the temporarily reunited band would be all the better? This is another one that's pretty unlikely to happen, but who knows. Again, a girl can dream.

The Weeknd

Without a doubt, 2015 was The Weeknd's year. While he's been around for ages, it wasn't until last year that the whole world finally got to know just how good he really is. He's performing at the Grammys later this month, so there's no reason he can't stop in for the Super Bowl halftime show, right?

Taylor Swift

If we're doing the job of getting every possible big name star together for the big event, then Taylor Swift has to be involved, right? There have been no hints whatsoever that this is happening and it's very unlikely. In fact, Swift is probably taking a well-deserved break after a grueling international tour. You never know, though — it could happen.

Whoever ends up taking the stage on Sunday, it's guaranteed to be an amazing time. I can't wait to see who it is.

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