Lady Gaga: Super Bowl Halftime Show – REVIEW

Good evening readers! Welcome back to MikeyMix, if you’ve been on my blog for more than five minutes then it’s no surprise that I am a massive Lady Gaga fan.

When it was revealed late last year that she would be performing at the prestigious Super Bowl Halftime Show I was filled with excitement: after waiting nearly 10 years it was finally her time to take the world’s biggest stage.

During the run-up to the performance I gave each of Gaga‘s albums a fresh listen and provided fresh reviews, links to these posts can be found here: ‘The Fame’, ‘The Fame Monster’, ‘Born This Way’, ‘ARTPOP’ and ‘Joanne’.

The halftime show has been played by a number of musical legends over the years: Michael Jackson, Madonna, BeyoncéKaty Perry and Coldplay however, I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t expecting Gaga to join the ranks because (all bias aside) she is a worthy performer.

Gaga took to the stage to perform a medley of her many hits from over the years, however she chose to open the performance with a cover of ‘God Bless America’ by Irving Berlin on the rooftop of the stadium.

Shortly after the cover Gaga subtly addressed the importance of unity before jumping off the roof via harness and landing on the stage to truly begin the show.

During the opening segment of the performance Gaga collaborated with Intel and showcased their light-up drones which created an arrangement of the American flag in the sky.

Gaga’s setlist for the show consisted of the following:

  1. God Bless America
  2. Dance in The Dark/Paparazzi/LoveGame (Instrumental Mashup)
  3. The Edge of Glory
  4. Poker Face
  5. Born This Way
  6. Telephone
  7. Just Dance
  8. Million Reasons
  9. Bad Romance

Contrary to popular rumour Gaga had no special guest performers during the performance as she said she wanted this performance to be a moment between her and the fans.

Throughout the performance Gaga wore a futuristic, metallic custom Versace playsuit with matching boots and “disco stick”. Gaga also opted to wear her famous blonde hair and her make-up (especially the eyes) complimented her outfit greatly.

However, before performing ‘Bad Romance’ Gaga had a quick costume change and returned to the stage rocking a Gaga-esque American football kit.

Overall I thought Gaga‘s performance was flawless: however, I do think it would’ve been nice to see a song from ‘ARTPOP’ performed.

That being said this was still one of the best performances Gaga has ever done and the reaction from critics, fans and spectators has been positive throughout.

For me personally the best part of the performance was seeing 10 years of Gaga put into a 13 minute show, it is safe to say I had goosebumps throughout and the memories came flooding back.

I also loved how this performance brought fans together in a way we haven’t seen in a long time and for that I am truly thankful to Gaga.

Shortly after the performance the celebrations didn’t stop as Gaga went on to announce the dates for her upcoming world tour ‘The Joanne World Tour’. The tour will be paying a visit to the UK this October.

One thing remains clear: whoever is given the honour of performing at the Super Bowl next year certainly has some big shoes to fill as Gaga has well and truly raised the bar with this performance.

Until next time: stay safe, be happy and keep on jamming!!





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