Lady Gaga took the Super Bowl to new heights.
Beginning on the roof of the NRG Stadium, Gaga sang a couple of bars from “God Bless America,” which is about as political as she got, with strategically placed drones flying behind her to create intricate designs. Then, Gaga literally jumped into the arena to kick off a fiery performance of “Poker Face” before flying to the main stage where she sang “Born This Way.”
Afterward, the Joanne singer powered through “Telephone” (sans Beyonce) and “Just Dance,” then slowed things down with a stunning rendition of “Million Reasons.”
Once the energy dipped, Gaga lit a fire with the show closer, “Bad Romance.”
Ahead of the performance, Gaga wrote a note to fans thanking them for their undying support: "To that kid who felt unwanted, or the grown up who remembers how hard it was to find acceptance," she said. "This is for you. It is also for those whose hearts and minds have opened to our message. Thank you for believing in us so we could be here today little monsters this is YOUR stage."
At a SB press conference on Thursday, Gaga reflected that: "It is really my fans that are the reason I do all of this. They have a tremendous spirit and outlook on the world. On its ability to change. On its power... as much as it is a great moment for me in my life, I really feel like it wasn't given to me. It was given to them."