Last night, Lady Gaga killed it at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show, with no help from any other performer. She started out on the roof of the stadium and performed a few lines of”God Bless America,” as well as “This Land Is Your Land”, ending the first segment with the Pledge of Allegiance. Soon, hundreds of colored drones lit up in the sky, to form the design of the America flag.
Lady Gaga then jumped from the roof (or did she?) and appeared to almost float down to a stage platform on the field below. TMZ reported that Gaga pre-taped her performance on the actual roof. Her descent onto the stage started halfway up in the air, but that’s still worth a ton of praise.
Gaga went on to commit to costume changes, fantastic choreography and she even took to the piano. Check out the full performance video above. Also, the NFL has posted the official video on YouTube, which you can check out when you click here.
From “Bad Romance” to “Telephone,” to “Just Dance,” Gaga pumped up viewers with her crowd-friendly, popular hits. She also performed the power ballad “Million Reasons” from her latest album “Joanne.” Soon, Gaga will be embarking on a Joanne World Tour, with details yet to be announced. Previously, Gaga performed “Million Reasons” at the most recent Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, this past November 2016.
After Gaga’s Super Bowl performance ended, E! News reported that she burst out into tears of happiness. A source told E! that:
She was so happy with her performance. It was everything and more than what she expected. She is so emotional now and so pleased. She thanked everyone involved with this production. She is so kind and thankful to everyone working with her.
Prior to Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, many speculated about surprise performers and there were even reports that Tony Bennett would have a video introduction for Gaga. But, Gaga pulled the entire performance off with only the help of her backup dancers. In a behind-the-scenes video, Gaga had previously stated:
I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do. For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together. The thing is, it’s such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it’s been done so many times.