The Super Bowl halftime is one of the most anticipated and important television performances. So when British rock band Coldplay, mostly known for its mellow tunes, was announced as the headliner of this year’s show, people had their reservations.
As it turns out, they were right to fear the worst.
On Sunday night, award-winning singers Beyoncé and Bruno Mars joined Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show and, as expected, slayed it with their energetic routines. But Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, on the other hand, became a third-wheel at his own show and spent most of the performance trying to squeeze in between the two superstars, wildly waving about his arms and singing a song that only he could hear.
It was awkward, to say the least…
Here’s how Twitterati expressed their emotions over Martin’s over-enthusiastic performance, which frankly felt like interruption more than anything.
Even Chris Martin is like, what am I doing here?— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 8, 2016
"Oh you're Shawn's friend! I didn't know you were in a band!" - Beyoncé to Chris Martin— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) February 8, 2016
Bless Chris Martin trying to poke his lil head in there.— roxane gay (@rgay) February 8, 2016
Chris Martin was the Left Shark of this year's halftime show pic.twitter.com/MWV9B0VkcK— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 8, 2016
Chris Martin kind of looks like the guy who sings with the band at his own wedding.— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) February 8, 2016
Chris Martin shows up to the Beyoncé-Bruno Mars duet like a math teacher to the club— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) February 8, 2016
The Make-a-Wish Foundation outdid themselves with Chris Martin. He'll never forget that.— nicwegener (@nicwegener) February 8, 2016
"Hey guys. It's me, Chris Martin! ALL lives matter!" pic.twitter.com/xe6gQ3gDod— Cullen Crawford (@HelloCullen) February 8, 2016
Watch the entire Super Bowl halftime performance in the video above.