During Super Bowl 51, Lady Gaga performed a melody of her hit songs for lucky football fans at NRG Stadium and millions watching at home. The songstress began the Pepsi Halftime Show with a touching verse of “God Bless America” and the closing lines of The Pledge of Allegiance in front of a backdrop of 300 choreographed drones, before diving off the top of NRG Stadum and soaring over the audience.
Lady Gaga has never been known for her subtlety and this performance was a great example. Not only did Gaga belt out lyrics to songs like “Poker Face,” “Born This Way,” and “Million Reasons,” but did it high in the air and down on the field. The singer-songwriter prides herself on her live singing, showing what a true talent Gaga is. In one sentamental moment, she even gave a small shout out to her mom and dad. With its complex acrobatics and costume changes, many are arguing that this might be the best Halftime Show in years.
Many were on the edge of (glory) their seats, waiting to see how the notorious LGBTQ and sexual assault advocate would speak out against the United States current situation. Instead, Gaga let her music speak for itself. “Born This Way” is an anthem for all, proclaiming:
“No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life. I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive. No matter black, white, or beige. Chola or orient made, I’m on the right track baby. I was born to be brave.”