The Super Bowl halftime show has a worldwide audience of over 100 million viewers – so one could call it the biggest stage in the world, for any performer. This year Lady Gaga had the honour of playing the Super Bowl 51 halftime show, and oh what a spectacular show it was!

Gaga began the show on the roof of the NRG stadium, in Houston, surrounded by drones lighting up the sky behind her. Snippets of ‘Dance in the Dark’, ‘Love Game’, ‘Paparazzi’ and ‘The Edge of Glory’ were heard as she jumped down, followed by her swinging around the stadium singing ‘Poker Face’. Throughout the 14 minutes, she gave high energy, and intensely choreographed performances of past hits like ‘Just Dance’, ‘Telephone’ and ‘Born This Way’, as well as an intimate and beautiful performance of current single, ‘Million Reasons’. The crowd surrounding her star themed stage were all her fans and made part of the entire performance through the use of lights that created visuals for each song. The performance ended with Gaga dropping the mic (and herself) after singing and dancing to her biggest song, ‘Bad Romance’.

Gaga aimed to bring America, and the world together by sending a message out of love, and I think she did just that while sounding and looking her best. The Super Bowl 51 Halftime show was memorable, iconic, and world-class – and I think we can all respond to it with a loud “YAAAAAS GAGA!!”

What did you think of Gaga’s Super Bowl performance?

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Illustration by Helen Green

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