In the old school tradition of Motown, James Brown, and varied eras of R&B funk, Mars seamlessly went from different genres and styles with the greatest of ease onstage.
Bruno’s and RHCP’s scorching 12-minute show was too short, and a greatly needed respite from the dismal game that preceded and proceeded halftime. It should be duly noted this Grammy-winning artist is now the youngest performer to headline any Super Bowl show at the age of 28.
One might argue Britney Spears being the youngest ever performer. She was only 19 years old as a performing guest artist with headliner, Aerosmith, at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.
The stage is dark, while viewers see only film clips of military service men and women giving shout outs and dedications to loved ones.
After the last clip showing a female military member blowing a kiss to her family, Bruno closes the show with his earliest hit “Just the Way You Are.” It was the perfect ending to a highly entertaining program.