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The Super Bowl is one of the biggest television events of the year, and even those of us who don't really care much about football can usually find a reason to tune in. The halftime show is always worth checking out, and recent years have had more spectacle than ever as artists have gone bigger and flashier. Super Bowl 51 could have landed a very big name to perform, as Lady Gaga herself may take the stage at halftime during next year's big game.
At this point, no official announcement has been made about which performer will land the spotlight for Super Bowl 51. A previous rumor had it that Adele was courted to appear, but she evidently did not feel that she was the right kind of artist for the job. Super Bowl 50 handed the gig to Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Coldplay, so the NFL really needs another big name to follow up last year's roster. Lady Gaga would certainly work to keep the momentum going after the 2016 craziness, and according to Billboard, she is currently in active talks to headline the mini-event.
Lady Gaga definitely has enough buzz going that the Super Bowl would be lucky to sign her. She was nominated for an Academy Award in 2016 for Best Original Song, and she made a name for herself outside of the music scene when she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her contribution to American Horror Story: Hotel. A new album is in the works to be released sooner rather than later, and she's already released a new song that has been playing everywhere.
The halftime show in 2017 wouldn't be the first time that Lady Gaga performed at a Super Bowl. She kicked off the game with the national anthem in 2016. Add in the facts that she knows spectacle like none other and is a consistently fabulous live performer, and the Super Bowl 51 show could be one of the best of recent years. If last year's trifecta of superstars is any indication, Lady Gaga might not be the only singer if she does indeed sign on for the next Super Bowl. Check out her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the 2016 Super Bowl for a taste of what we might be able to expect in 2017:
There's no saying just yet of when we might get confirmation of whether or not Lady Gaga will in fact take the stage at Super Bowl 51. You can see more of her in the meantime on American Horror Story Season 6, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see when your other favorite shows will return to the airwaves.