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Will the halftime show outshine the big game again?

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Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars

The trio brought an insane amount of energy to the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. Here's how it all went down.

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The setup was spectacular

It's amazing how quickly they can bring something so cool together.

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The floor was mesmerizing

The illuminated stage floor swirled with colors, flowers, and video clips.

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Coldplay opened the show

The alt-rock band kicked off the halftime show with a quick intro of "Yellow," followed by "When I Ruled The World," "Paradise," and finally "Adventure of a Lifetime" from their new album A Head Full of Dreams.

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There was a youth orchestra

The Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) were adorable and bouncy.

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Chris Martin got in touch with the crowd

He got close. Really close!

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There was a youth marching band

How cute were they?!

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There were dancing flowers

It was like something out of Oz ... in a good way.

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Mark Ronson was in attendance

Bruno Mars we knew about. When Mark Ronson showed up to mix "Uptown Funk" we were pleasantly surprised.

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Bruno Mars brought the funk

Bruno Mars looked super snazzy as he and his crew performed "Uptown Funk."

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Beyoncé did what she does best

She slayed, performing her brand new single "Formation." Note: Beyoncé gave the world a gift when she released "Formation" and it's accompanying video the day before the big game.

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There was an epic dance battle

As if four Coldplay songs, "Uptown Funk," and Beyoncé's new jam "Formation" weren't enough, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé rallied their crews for a high-energy dance battle as Mark Ronson fused their two songs.

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The balance of Queen Bey can't be denied

At one point during the dance battle, Beyoncé nearly fell. If you blinked you probably missed it because she played it off so gracefully. How? She's Beyoncé, that's how.

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They paid homage to Super Bowl Halftime Shows of yore

Coldplay brought light to the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show theme "Past, Present, and Future" by honoring Super Bowl performances of the past. As clips from past halftime shows played on screens and on the video-screened stage, Coldplay ended the show with a new rendition of their hit "Fix You."

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The lasting message

The halftime show came to a close with this colorful message in the crowd: "Believe in love."

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The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show was pretty amazing

The game itself averaged about 111.9 viewers, rising to around 115.5 viewers during the halftime show. The Broncos won the big game, and Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars crushed the halftime show. That's a successful Super Bowl!