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Watch: Lady Gaga Rocks Super Bowl Halftime Show [Performance]

Published: Sunday 5th Feb 2017 by Sam

Lady Gaga just served up a seismic spectacle at the 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The 30-year-old superstar blew the roof off of Houston’s NRG Stadium with a cleverly curated catalogue of classics such as ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Born This Way.’ She also used the 13-minute showcase to plug tracks from current album ‘Joanne.’

We’re still catching our breath. Re-live the epic-ness after the jump…

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  1. 👸 + ✈ = 💀 February 5, 2017

    It was a mess

    • 👸 + ✈ = 💀 February 5, 2017

      Pokerface should’ve been the last song

      • LOL February 6, 2017

        She is not yet Beyonce or Madonna. Sorry…her impact was small tho. Very AMA-ish.

    • Meme February 5, 2017

      And you my friend is hater!

      • Flopanne February 6, 2017

        The choice of Lady Gaga as star of Super Bowl was a similarly dangerous one for the league, as her political views are known to be liberal: Was she likely to make some kind of uncomfortable anti-Trump statement to the most conservative audience of the United States?
        Expectations for this were set when cast members of the musical Hamilton – known to be not the President’s favourites – sang one of the anthems.

        We were all waiting for it. It didn’t happen. What we saw was the tamest Lady Gaga performance on record. She began with a patriotic song, God Bless America, on the roof of the stadium, then descended on ropes into a medley of her biggest hits – Poker Face, Born This Way, Just Dance, Bad Romance, Telephone – performed with her usual vigour alongside a team of five or six million fit dancers (by my count).

        Did the aesthetic of the stage set indicate any commentary? It was hard to tell what the aesthetic was. There was a scrap-metal tower that was vaguely reminiscent of Mad Max-style dystopias. Her face was similar to X-men’s Dazzler. There were some costumes that mixed football helmets and white drapery, to uncertain effect. What there was not was any kind of statement. There was not even any humour or unique. Like a school-talent show with a bigger budget. Sorry…

    • 👸 + ✈ = 💀 February 5, 2017

      I need Rihanna next year. I thought Gaga was too stripped back. I wanted outrageous Gaga, not that mess.

      • Wonder Woman stan February 6, 2017

        Yup full time BeyHive member here but even I would agree that the good sis Coconut would have been way more entertaining than Gaga. she was such a letdown her performance just felt flat uninspired and very generic Poke Face and Bad Romance are timeless bops but She didn’t do them justice the whole thing just felt flat.

      • 3.5 out of 5 February 6, 2017

        she played too save…imo

    • Rosy February 5, 2017

      I agree I’m sorry it felt forced

      • Me February 6, 2017

        Born This Way was old and lame..nothing special.
        Thank god for those drones. I think she was trying too hard.

        3.5 out of 5* 🙁

    • BOOBIE February 5, 2017

      No shade but nobody is here for Rihanna’s thot bops at the Super Bowl girl, it’s family programming

      • 👸 + ✈ = 💀 February 5, 2017

        I’m here for her thotness. You and your fav wish y’all could be thots, but y’all too ugly.

  2. RealNegro February 5, 2017

    I enjoyed it!

  3. Krista February 5, 2017

    She killed it! I loved this show well done Gaga.

  4. Black power February 5, 2017

    The haters can’t wait to rush to this video to spew hate!!!!! She was amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Meme February 5, 2017

    Slayed my entire life. Talk that haters. It’s so good to see her in her old form. She killed all of those that came before her. She served vocals, shock factor, stage presents and choreography. She is here to stay ladies and gents.

    • Jo February 5, 2017

      Prince and Janet Jackson came before Gaga. Also, Beyonce and Madonna.

      She didn’t do horrible, but your claim is a reach.

    • 💎Yellow Diamonds💎 February 5, 2017

      Are you saying she slayed all other super bowl performances before hers? Because Beyoncé says hello. Gaga was off, You can tell she hasn’t danced in awhile. i mean the promo and the way she was acting, you would have thought she was gonna kill it. 5/10

    • Taylor-Swift-To-Find-A-New-Man (Slayty) February 6, 2017

      Madonna, MJ, Katy, Bruno, Prince, and Beyonce all did better

    • Belladonna February 6, 2017

      She did good leave it at that please.

    • BeyHive February 6, 2017

      Overacting much girl??? so much hype from her fans but the final result…just OK for me.

      😆

  6. Meme February 5, 2017

    Can you talk about the ending and how I thought she was closing with Million reason and then we hear “Rah Rah ra mama”. DEAD. Everything was on point! EVERYTHING!

  7. I’m Booked February 5, 2017

    Y’all Know That Was A Mess! 💁🏽

  8. MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

    Hated it!

    • Bug A Boo February 5, 2017

      But the superbowl stage is a stage that your fave brandy will never grace

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        Congratulations on spelling all of your words correctly!

  9. TalentlessFire February 5, 2017

    I can Always Count On ThatGrapeJuice When Im Not Live Or Watchin’ TV. Once The Performance Is Over, Sam Posts The Performances & Clips REAL QUICK

  10. Pat February 5, 2017

    Slayed…dancing singing n playing instruments. Minor theatrics. Forgot how talented she was

  11. Karamel King February 5, 2017

    She was Amazing…I just wish she had performed Paparazzi and Perfect Illusion. Overall it was a great show.

    • Meme February 5, 2017

      She did perform paparazzi

  12. Gee February 5, 2017

    Gaga did an awesome job and all by herself. She gave us all forms of Gaga and killed it.

  13. Jo February 5, 2017

    Monster Ball Tour (Superbowl 2017 Edition)

    As I expected, nothing new under the sun.

    Gaga dusted off her old costumes, called her old background dancers, and rung Pink’s stage people so she could do flips in the air. Meh.

  14. MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

    For once, I actually wished Beyonce would show up!

    • Rosy February 5, 2017

      Beyonce should just sign a contract with Bruno to do the show every year gaga has talent but I rather pay money to see Beyonce and rih

    • Carmen February 5, 2017

      Beyonce showing up with her big pregnant belly wouldve completely taken the limelight away from Gaga.

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        That’s the point

      • Carmen February 5, 2017

        Gaga would not have that. She’s possibly the most self absorbed artist out there which is exactly why she didn’t share the stage with anyone.

  15. Del February 5, 2017

    Great job Stefani!

  16. Abel Minaj February 5, 2017

    It was good but was expecting better. I noticed she didn’t do any artpop or PI and kept the patriotic theme. She clearly wanted to be as safe and mass appealing as possible. Hope it paid off

    • HailLegendBeysus February 5, 2017

      She definitely played it safe! Im laughing at white twitter rallying behind her now claiming they have a “newfound” respect for her. 😂😂😂

    • We Mark111 February 5, 2017

      #BuildTheWall

  17. Jeans February 5, 2017

    I was checking for you GAGA, but you did a good job! It was AIGHT! Expected a lot more. 7/10

  18. SMH February 5, 2017

    F****** slayed. Anyone who says otherwise is just mad.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler February 5, 2017

      🤔

  19. Xtina4ever February 5, 2017

    Okay not the best gaga fan. But wtf did i just see. She can sing, but her caliber i was expecting to be blown away. Katy perry put on a better show on and sounds like s***. Can they tap Xtina for next year please.

    • The GAG is February 5, 2017

      Nobody is trying clean up after that pig Xtina, after she waddles on the stage and makes a damn MESS!

  20. HailLegendBeysus February 5, 2017

    It was great, but didn’t live up to the hype her fans and herself gave. Now to see if her career is revived. Has a tour been announced yet? Also it was good seeing old Gaga return. The best thing about the set was her entrance.

  21. Ladylike February 5, 2017

    Personally I think she did an amazing job. I did not know she was that pretty. She carried it all alone. I liked it. I think she played it safe because many people seem to b*t*h about the SB if the artist doesnt come safely. They did this with my fave Beyonce last year. Im tired of all that so i think Lady Gaga kept it safe to avoid stupidity.

  22. BOOBIE February 5, 2017

    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before

  23. Carmen February 5, 2017

    Wow so many people online saying it sucked. I thought it was great.

  24. JanStan February 5, 2017

    Man some of yall doin the most to hate on this woman. Even if I wasn’t a fan I’d have to say this was impressive AF. She SANG LIVE while doing ALL THAT. HEAUX WAS E-VER-Y-THING.

    • Jo February 5, 2017

      Live? She definitely lipped the entire thing up until ‘A Million Reasons’.

      Not hating, just saying. She would’ve passed out if she sung everything live.

  25. #TeamTinashe Stan February 5, 2017

    She did a good job!
    Her intro was the best of ALL time!

    Her doing that swimming in the sky thing made me lmao for real lol hehe. Did anyone notice that one of her dancers tripped while running around in circles when she was performing “Born This Way”? LMAO HEHE!!
    HASHTAG: #SLAYED 😉

    • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

      I preferred Madonna’s wheelchair intro in 2012 myself. She brought the entire nursing home staff with her just in case of an emergency.

  26. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 5, 2017

    Maannnn she had me wishing Beyonce was there and I’m Navy as f*ck…

  27. Tokyo Vanity fan (formerly new) February 5, 2017

    With all the hype about the drones, I expected the beginning to look much better than it turned out. It was a nice idea but wasnt executed well. As for the entire performance, it was OK. Nothing amazing. Katy Perry’s was much more enjoyable imo, let alone Beyoncé’s performance.

  28. YISI February 5, 2017

    5.5-6/10 it wasn’t bad but it’s nowhere near as good as people are trying to make it out to be.Michael,Beyonce, Madonna,Bruno,and Katy still have the better halftime shows.
    It actually went downhill after the intro.

  29. likedbymany February 5, 2017

    She looked great. Sounded great & put on a show. She got hired for the job and she did it! I’m not even a fan but she was great. She underrated against her other white peers but she’s still miles ahead.

  30. February 5, 2017

    The beginning was good till “bad romance”. Then it went stale..She should’ve changed the choreography a bit.. it looked like one of her monster ball concert. Don’t get me wrong she did a great job but when Bad Romance and the rest just screamed “TOUR/CONCERT”.

  31. MARY February 5, 2017

    Amazing and great message

    LOVED IT CONGRATS

  32. Jeans February 5, 2017

    Next Year Candidates:

    Jennifer Lopez
    Taylor Swift
    Rihanna
    Pink
    (Insert country star)

  33. Erica February 5, 2017

    She had her moment but overall meh, I thought you suppose to outdo the previous performers

  34. Liam February 5, 2017

    The performance was nice I enjoyed it.

  35. Suicide Blonde February 5, 2017

    I think she did good, honestly, I was expecting something out of this world, but there’s nothing wrong to say about this performance, she put on a good show, she didn’t overdo anything and it felt genuine. This kind of feeling will work for her (success wise). I’m pretty sure the rest of the world feel the same way as me, it wasn’t spectacular but you can see that she did her best to entertain everyone and I repeat, it felt genuine, she was gracious.

  36. #TeamTinashe Stan February 5, 2017

    I really want Janet Jackson to get her redemption again with doing the Superbowl. Her sharing the stage with a newcomer who only had like 3 hit songs at the time was already a spit in the face to her ICONIC career.

    Also, in the future they should do mixture like they did in 2000 by having The Weeknd and other credible artists share the stage.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 5, 2017

      I want Janet to have redemption too! She is a living legend and doesn’t receive the proper recognition as such.

  37. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 5, 2017

    I was rooting for Gaga as she is good performer and NEEDED to slay for the sake of her dwindling career, but she left me underwhelmed. Now it wasn’t like she did anything wrong or bad, but the direction of the performance didn’t live up to the hype. There was too many bells, whistles, lights, and fire that didn’t add anything to the performance. Even her descend from the roof didn’t live up to the hype; Chris Brown did it during the VMA’s in 2008, and it wasn’t anything different from a typical P!nk performance. Also, why does she keep paying Perfect Illusion dust! It’s anthemic sound would’ve been a great entrance. I think she’s out of ideas, and this performance proved that there is only ONE Madonna… #MonstersStayMad #DontAtMe

  38. RoyalKev February 5, 2017

    I thought the entrance was exciting, but I feel like the momentum went down a bit afterwards! I actually wanted to like this performance more than I did! Gaga’s definitely has talent, I just expected her to carry the same energy at the start all the way through the entire performance! This wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t very thrilling for some reason!

  39. Jeans February 5, 2017

    No lies told, Fallacy! Teith

  40. Jeans February 5, 2017

    No lies told, Fallacy! Truth*

  41. Bug A Boo February 5, 2017

    It was cool nothing spectacular or game changing

  42. Lake Erie February 5, 2017

    I enjoyed it. She definitely gave vocal before and while dancing her ass off. Talented.

  43. Fashion Icon February 5, 2017

    The way she jumped off the roof lmao

    Good performance ! AMAZING VOICE LIKE ALWAYS.

    It’s make me realize that Rihanna too can do the Superbowl and do good too ! I realize that Beyoncé on the superbowl put a high level let’s be honest she is really the Queen.
    I realize that in comparison Katy Perry it’s not that bad of the performer …

    Anyway Gaga it was good to see you again .

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy February 5, 2017

      You’re damn right about one thing. Rihanna can kill the superbowl and do it if not better!

  44. lex February 5, 2017

    Exactly as i knew it would be tacky and cringy.
    She looked sloppy, out of shape and breath.

    The drones were beautiful, her vocals were on point at parts.

    4/10

  45. Rosie February 5, 2017

    I liked it, the way her career is set up rn I was expecting the worst but it was a 7/10.
    The other forum will be WWIII when the ratings come in tomorrow.

  46. Metzo February 5, 2017

    She did great. The beginning was quite powerful. The vocals were amazing. But i was expecting more.. she played it too safe..

  47. Metzo February 5, 2017

    I honestly want Rihanna next year. If Britney could do it so can she in 2018

  48. Mase February 5, 2017

    She delivered. I felt like she could’ve done more songs. Very strong beginning and million reasons stood out a lot. Bad Romance was amazing too. She did well. It wasn’t crazy like OMG

  49. Jeans February 5, 2017

    It’s Rihanna’s time next year!

    • Cough Cough February 5, 2017

      Rihanna is not a big caliber performer. That type of lengthy, high octane live slayage is not her bit. It’s really not. Don’t set her up for failure

      • Jo February 5, 2017

        Rihanna could easily SLAY a 15 minute Superbowl set. She has HOURS worth of bangers. Let’s not.

      • Cough Cough February 6, 2017

        She has hits but she’s a boring performer known for her boring performing. When you think of great live acts nobody ever says Rihanna except hardcore stans. She’s dry- deal with it.

  50. Jeans February 5, 2017

    Or Jenny from the block!

    • Jo February 5, 2017

      You’re about 15 years too late, sis. No one wants to hear Jenny From The Block & Waiting For Tonight in 2018.

  51. Cough Cough February 5, 2017

    She did a good job.

  52. Jj February 5, 2017

    Janet Jackson will own the super bowl halftime show forever it change law made YouTube still the most searched 13 years later. Unless someone can create an industry like YouTube off one halftime then Janet will never be topped but Gaga was ok I wanted her to be crazier

    • Lea February 5, 2017

      Janet and her brother Michael’s performances were not all that either! Hell Bey’s performance tops Janet’s in my opinion!

      • Keri Qween February 6, 2017

        @lea

        Delusional

  53. Brandy Stan February 5, 2017

    LOL Beyonce and Rihanna fans are mad.

    • The GAG is February 5, 2017

      Their faves aren’t murderers tho, so who’s really mad sis? 😘

      • HailLegendBeysus February 5, 2017

        Hdhddhdhdhdh

    • Surprise..(DEC 2013) February 5, 2017

      When will BRANDY do the halftime show?? I BET HER PROPS WILL BE “CARS” AND “BREATHING MEN”.

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        When will you move out your mama’s house is the real question here. Your props will be boxes and plastic trash bags.

  54. Jj February 5, 2017

    Brandy has the best voice in the industry she peaked commercially early but you know she’s a vocalist a great one that will always be

    • Fashion Icon February 5, 2017

      which industry ?? not the same i know

      • MUSICHEAD February 5, 2017

        You’re right. Definitely not the p*** industry you’re familiar with. We’re referring to the music industry where Brandy is highly respected for the incredible vocalist that she is.

      • Truth February 6, 2017

        LOL Right. Who the fk care’s about Brandy’s ugly ass and her chipmunk voice.

  55. KD February 5, 2017

    I’m not entirely sure how I felt about it. The choreography both and aerial and ground was very messy, that just took me out of the performance completely. Had she executed her moves smoothly I might have enjoyed it but her dancing was very distracting for me.

  56. Lea February 5, 2017

    Beyonce’s performance was overrated. Kelly and that other girl who performed next to them saved it!

  57. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler February 5, 2017

    Wtf was Beyonce ?

  58. Jo February 5, 2017

    ONE MORE THING: “Gaga” doesn’t even look or dance the same. It felt like “Joanne” was attempting to morph into the Gaga that no longer exists. MK Ultra is a b****.

    • Fashion Icon February 5, 2017

      She just get older !!!!! duh

  59. JoJ February 5, 2017

    Rihanna SB 2018, that has a nice ring to it but im skeptical af. She really needs to bring it, no choppy lazy low budget ‘i’ll just look prrtty and tease a bit of choreo while blasting a playlist of my billion hits’ type performance that she usually delivers. If not then i dont want her anywhere near that SB stage. The VMA showed me rihanna can never put on a memorable show, she can be decent at best, but i want her to prove me wrong. Katy aint s*** as a performer but shes smart and will pull all the stops and serve massive displays. Rihanna needs to try that if shes to do the SB halftime. She usually does well when she just sings in front of a mic but most of her hits are uptempos so thats the challenge.

  60. JoJ February 5, 2017

    Gaga delivered, her performance was evrything. Pple wanted a lot more from her but they cant even hold a note lmfao let alone spin in the air then deliver vocals and choreo simultaneously. Please lets learn to acknowledge these performers what they do is hard even though it might look easy. She could have gone the crazy gimmick route but she wanted the focus to be her talent.

  61. Mariah Carey February 5, 2017

    Loved it GaGa. But I feel like my NYE performance is more iconic dahhling!

  62. Beyonnaise February 5, 2017

    Too bad the stage didn’t collapse. Somebody should’ve cut the rope she he/she/it was using for the jump

  63. Molly #Stargirl February 6, 2017

    Cute

  64. cocobutta February 6, 2017

    Her moves were stiff but she put a excellent amount of work and performance level to carry it off well. Live singing and displaying a good good level of quality showmanship.

    I enjoyed it.
    Well done Gaga

  65. lala February 6, 2017

    ok…next??

  66. katy k February 6, 2017

    Remember Beyonce’s masculine perfomance in 2013? that making faces and that strange nose?

  67. Team Keysh February 6, 2017

    And yet…no one is saying what could have been done to make it fit your standards? 👀 Question: What would YOU have done better?

  68. Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz February 9, 2017

    Nice

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