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The 100th Grey Cup halftime show: How we think it should play out

Gordon Lightfoot (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Over the weekend it was announced that Canadian artists Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench and Gordon Lightfoot will perform at this year's 100th Grey Cup halftime show at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Nov. 25.

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Country artist Johnny Reid and rocker Burton Cummings will headline a kickoff show before the game.

These artists join past Grey Cup halftime performers such as Bryan Adams (2003 in Regina), The Black Eyed Peas (2005 in Vancouver), and Blue Rodeo (2009 in Calgary).

If we had it our way, the set list for the 2012 halftime show would open strong with Marianas Trench performing snippets of their tunes "Desperate Measures" and "Haven't Had Enough" to get the crowd on their feet.

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After the Trenchers do their work, "Call Me Maybe" queen Jepsen will of course perform a portion of her official song of summer 2012 then add in a verse and chorus from her entry on Billboard's Canadian Hot 100 chart, "This Kiss."

While Jepsen is on stage, Canadian treasure Lightfoot will join the 26-year-old singer for a collaboration on his hit "If You Could Read My Mind" followed by a transition into the 73-year-old's classic track "14 Karat Gold."

At this point, continuing on the theme of expensive things, we would hear Bieber's lyric "I'll be your platinum, I'll be your silver, I'll be your gold" from his hit track "As Long As You Love Me" as the Canadian wonder boy closes the show with an entourage of dancers and lots of confetti cannons.

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To get you pumped up for this year's show, check out a few of our favourite Grey Cup half time performances of the past below.

1. Trooper at the 85th Grey Cup in Edmonton (1997)

2. The Guess Who at the 88th Grey Cup in Calgary (2000)

3. Nelly Furtado at the 94th Grey Cup in Winnipeg (2006)

4. Nickelback at the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver (2011)

5. Lenny Kravitz at the 95th Grey Cup in Toronto (2007)

6. Bachman & Turner at the 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton (2010)

This performance was preceded by a rehearsal that included a fan dancing in the stands who took a tumble during his energetic routine.

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