Super Bowl Performers 2016: National Anthem, Halftime Show Guide

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2016

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. Coldplay will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on CBS Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, the NFL announced on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
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The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be the main attractions when Super Bowl 50 kicks off at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, but several stellar performers will hit the turf to entertain millions around the world throughout the night Feb. 7.

In December, the NFL announced Coldplay will headline the halftime show shortly before the band released its latest studio album, A Head Full of Dreams.

"I feel like we sound the way we always wanted to," frontman Chris Martin said during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, (via EOnline.com's Samantha Schnurr). "We feel at peace with what we've done to get here."

However, Coldplay figures to share the stage with a handful of other pop stars. Although details remain elusive regarding the scope of the halftime show, the NFL noted that "Martin is designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL's On the Fifty campaignhonoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists."

Here's one thing we know: Beyonce will be there. On Jan. 7, the Associated Press reported the Super Bowl 47 halftime showstopper will be returning to the most prestigious entertainment spectacle in sports.

Of course, it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the queens of pop will be showing up. Not only will the Super Bowl 50 halftime show be a celebration of past performances, but Beyonce also collaborated with Coldplay on the hit single "Hymn for the Weekend."

According to NBCLosAngeles.com's KiMi Robinson, the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra will also be a component of the halftime festivities.

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"When we play, it will be for the youth of the world so they can be inspired to create both a better life for themselves and a better future," Los Angeles Philharmonic music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel said in a statement, per Robinson.

As for the national anthem, the NFL has yet to confirm a singer, but there's plenty for fans to pore over.

Every year, prospective bettors wager on the amount of time the national anthem takes, and Super Bowl 50 doesn't figure to be different.

Although Las Vegas won't set an official over/under line until the NFL announces the singer, Odds Shark noted the average time for the last 10 Super Bowl anthems has clocked in at one minute, 57 seconds.

Considering the NFL has turned to stellar anthem singers such as Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Idina Menzel in recent years, the league should have no problem pinpointing a worthy vocalist who is capable of producing goosebumps in the moments leading up to kickoff.

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