Lady Gaga totally wowed the audience during the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show
Not since Prince a decade ago, has a solo artist carried the show from beginning to end. Touted as having performed perfectly, giving the American public some glitz in the midst of political darkness.
The NFL denied that they had asked Gaga to remain non-political during her show. Many fans spoke of their concern that the event would become politicized. It would further polarize already disparate groups within the country. However, her renditions of God Bless America and This Land is Your Land only served to warm the hearts of all.
The 30-year-old artist began her performance atop the stadium roof
Before her spectacular leap to the stage, drones made a formation of the American flag in the sky behind her. As an artist, she has been a vocal proponent of the underdog – the different, the oppressed and the outcast.
On the night of the Super Bowl, she drew everyone together in a combined patriotic spirit. For many, it feels like it is for the first time in too long, a nation divided at times with violence. Everyone’s heart leaped as she quoted the Pledge of Allegiance. She reminded everyone that the nation is “for all“.
Her exit was equally as spectacular as her entrance
She caught a football and dove offstage. So overtaken with emotion, she wept with joy privately backstage. Her set-list included all the songs which are pertinent to everything she represents. Most poignantly, she included her latest number 1 single. Born this Way is an anthem to the survival of all, despite diversity.
So despite the let down for Falcon fans, who’s team lost to the overjoyed Patriots, halftime proved comforting for all. The New England Patriots won with 34 goals. The Atlanta Falcons lost with only 28. This was a shock for Falcons fans who assumed they were set to win. The Patriots managed to recover when over 10 points down. It was a thrilling match.
Gaga was born as Stefanie Joanne Angelina Germanotta in 1986
Her career took off in 2008 after she had been playing in nightclubs. She was writing songs for the likes of Britney Spears and Fergie when rapper Akon discovered her. Immediately controversial with conservatives, she became an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community.
She writes about what she knows most. Topics range from the expected – sex, drugs and rock and roll, to obsession – fame and art.
Gaga is multi-award winning
She has scored six Grammys and much, much more. Billboard magazine honored her as the woman of the year in 2015. Forbes, Time and The Advocate have all proclaimed their praises of her by listing her as powerful and influential. Her albums have also gone platinum.
In 2012 Gaga launched a non-profit organization called the Born this Way Foundation. She is passionate about helping young people become empowered and confident.
Since performing Monday night, Gaga has announced a world tour to promote Joanne. Joanne is her fifth album. Fans will be able to re-live the glory that they witnessed during the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show.