Although it's still September, football fans are anticipating one of the biggest nights of the year: Super Bowl Sunday. And while sports viewers most look forward to the actual final game of the season, more casual fans have an entirely different event to watch. That's right, I'm talking about the Super Bowl halftime show. The halftime show is usually one of the biggest pop culture moments of the year, with highlights including Janet Jackson's infamous costume malfunction, Beyonce reuniting with Destiny's Child, and the late Prince's triumphant show in 2007. Now we finally know who will be headlining this year's halftime show, and it's a doozy.
Super Bowl LI's halftime show (brought to you by Pepsi) will star none other than everyone's favorite Mother Monster- Lady Gaga. This report comes to us from Lady Gaga's personal Twitter page, where she announced the deal to her fans.
Do you hear that? It's the sound of millions of Gaga's fans collectively screaming "Yaaaaas" at their computer screens and smart devices.
Lady Gaga's confirmation of her Super Bowl half time show might actually come as a surprise to many. The singer/actress was actually rumored to be headlining the show a few weeks ago, although the NFL ended up denying these reports. It's safe to assume that the negotiations were still going on at that point, and perhaps someone close to either the league or the pop star leaked the information to the press. Then again, any publicity is good publicity, and the fans have now had a narrative to follow regarding Gaga's participation in the Big Game.
Football fans may remember that Lady Gaga actually performed last year, as well. While Coldplay headlined and featured a controversial performance by Beyonce, Gaga actually performed the National Anthem at the start of the game. Her vocal performance was universally adored by the public, who could feel her patriotism from their TV screens. As a reminder, check out Lady Gaga's performance below.
Pretty phenomenal, right?
It should be interesting to see which songs from Lady Gaga's extensive catalogue are performed at the Super Bowl. The pop star recently released the first single off of her new album called "Perfect Illusion", which features a distinctly rock and roll feel and brings Gaga back to her time performing in small New York bars. I think it's safe to assume that Gaga will perform another track or two from her upcoming album Joanne, while also providing the audience with classics like "Bad Romance" and "Poker Face". And who knows? Perhaps Beyonce will return yet again to perform the duo's hit songs "Telephone" and "Videophone". Beyonce is basically the queen of the halftime show at this point, so anything is possible.
Are you psyched for Lady Gaga to perform the half time show this year, or would you prefer another act? Sound off in the comments below.