Super Bowl: Lady Gaga Touts Unity and Inclusion in Powerful Halftime Show
Lady Gaga on Sunday descended upon Houston’s NRG Stadium in patriotic fashion as she kicked off her Super Bowl LI halftime show.
The singer, dressed in an embellished, silver Versace body suit, opened the show atop the stadium rooftop, where she sang a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” and “God Bless America,” and recited a line of the pledge of allegiance as lit-up drones circling overhead created an image of the American flag in the night sky. “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” she said just before jumping off of the edge of the roof.
Anchored by wires, Gaga was brought down to meet the audience gathered down below, as she began performing “Poker Face.” The singer, backed by a multitude of dancers, then transitioned to a choreographed medley of her songs “The Edge of Glory” and “Born This Way” and a snippet of her collaboration with Beyonce, “Telephone.”
Grabbing a keyboard and donning a glittery, gold jacket, Gaga then began belting the lyrics to “Just Dance,” walking down from the stage platform and into the audience.
In an emotional turning point of her set, Gaga sat behind a piano and crooned her latest single “Million Reasons” as audience members waved light sticks. “Hello America … we’re here to make you feel good,” she told the crowd, giving one fan a warm embrace.
The singer ended her halftime show with an electrifying performance of “Bad Romance.” Dressed in a cropped, white leather jacket (structured to resemble a football uniform’s shoulder pads) and decorated silver hot pants, she commanded the stage as red, white and…