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Lady Gaga has always been known for her go-for-broke performance style, and now we know that the singer who once rocked a meat dress and arrived at an awards show in a giant egg has something major planned for her halftime performance at the Super Bowl this year. It looks like everyone's favorite Mother Monster wants to take the show somewhere it's never been before: the roof of the stadium. You read that right, people, the roof.
The dome of NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas is said to be the planned staging ground for at least part of Lady Gaga's halftime performance during Super Bowl LI. The flamboyant singer (and sometime actor) would, ostensibly, like to sing from the roof of the stadium during her show on Feburary 5, but it's still anyone's guess if this elaborate, and probably incredibly dangerous, stunt will actually take place. According to reports from Page Six, not only are members of her team very worried about the potential performance, but lawyers, show technicians and organizers are all scrambling to try to figure out a way to let Gaga have her show-stopping performance without any undue harm coming to her.
Right now, those planning the halftime show are looking at all the possibilities to make Lady Gaga's performance happen the way she wants. They're considering a number of options, including air-lifting her onto the dome, cutting a hole into the stadium roof and even pre-taping that portion of the performance if it's found that a live roof performance can't be done safely.
The Super Bowl halftime show is, in case you weren't aware, a big freakin' deal. The biggest acts in the world are chosen to play the gig, and the focus is always on putting on the best and flashiest show possible. There are tons of people who couldn't care less about football who tune in during the Super Bowl specifically to watch some of the greatest musicians and singers play the halftime show live. Recent years have seen Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Katy Perry and Coldplay work their magic during halftime, and artists like U2, Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, Prince and Gloria Estefan have also performed. In an effort to keep the halftime performance surprising, many years have also featured multiple performers during the show.
It's not surprising that Lady Gaga would come up with something so outrageous for her halftime show. She burst onto the music scene in 2008 and quickly became known for her wild fashions and intense live performances. If anyone could think of singing on the roof of a stadium for halftime, it would be her. Also, let's not forget, that she tamed some of her wild tendencies last year, when she sang the National Anthem at the start of Super Bowl 50. Her toned-down, emotional performance was widely praised, so it's possible that she really has a hankering to do things up for halftime and show the world just how audacious her live shows can get.
Well, we don't have long to wait until we see how Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show turns out. In the meantime, you can check out our midseason premiere schedule to see what you can watch until then.