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Lady Gaga calls for unity in electrifying performance at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show Febraury 06, 2017  
She blew the roof off! Lady Gaga calls for unity in electrifying performance at Super Bowl 51 singing America The Beautiful atop the stadium in Houston 
  • Lady Gaga began her halftime show atop the stadium against a darkened sky and city lights
  • She then jumped off the roof dangling on a wire as she was lowered towards the pitch
  • Gaga rocked a shiny silver sequinned bodysuit and matching boots before switching to glitter short shorts and a cropped white top
  • The singer, 30, performed hits including Million Reasons, Born This Way, Telephone and Poker Face
  • She paused briefly during her 13-minute solo performance to give a shout out to her mom and dad
Lady Gaga tore the roof off of NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday with one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows in history and delivered not the barnstorming anti-Donald Trump protest some feared, but a subtle message of inclusion and unity.
From the outset, Gaga served notice this was no ordinary halftime show -- she began her performance from the lip of the stadium roof, an army of 300 drones forming a twinkling American flag in the sky. 
Then she took flight (literally) at the end of the pre-recorded sequence.
The singer, clad in a sparkling silver bodysuit and knee high boots, then appeared to leap from the edge the retractable roof onto the stage with the help of some sturdy wires -- and the performance was nonstop from there.
And although she didn't mention President Trump once, her performance was praised as 'incredible' by Ivanka Trump afterwards. 
Ahead of the show, all eyes were on Lady Gaga to see whether she would use the platform to rip into President Donald Trump at a tense time in US politics.
Even with Vice President Mike Pence in attendance, Gaga -- a sworn foe of Trump -- kept with the game's guidelines to steer clear of overt politics.
Super Bowl performances are rarely directly provocative, although last year Beyonce startled many by playing her single 'Formation.' Its video had a message against police brutality. 
Instead the singer, known for her audacious outfits, delivered what seemed to be a more subtle message.
'How are you doing tonight, Texas? How are you doing tonight, America?' Gaga asked.
'We're here to make you feel good,' she said.
On the field, the New England Patriots made the greatest ever comeback in Super Bowl history to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime. 
The impressive fightback was engineered by New England's quarter back, Tom Brady, who won his fifth championship at the age of 39. 
Since 2002 that Patriots have five Super Bowl wins in seven trips to the championship game.
Their victory on Sunday added another chapter to the Patriots legacy as Brady engineered a jaw-dropping comeback from a 28-3 third quarter deficit to steal the title and deny Atlanta a maiden Super Bowl.
She opened with 'This Land is Your Land,' the anthem by leftist folk legend Woody Guthrie that has come to be seen as an alternative national anthem for the United States.
Gaga then mixed up her biggest songs -- from 'Let's Dance' and 'Poker Face' to 'Born This Way' -- an anthem of inclusion in which she speaks of acceptance of people regardless of ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Twitter lit up as she performed that second song in front of Vice President Mike Pence, which includes the line: 'No matter gay, straight or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I'm on the right track baby / I was born to survive.'
The singer was then lowered into the stadium and down onto the field to perform a number of her classic hits including 'Poker Face' and 'Born This Way.'  
This year's Super Bowl followed a fierce presidential election campaign which Trump won in November but which left the country at least as fractured afterwards as before it began. Trump was greeted with massive protests just after taking office on January 20, and his policy moves have sparked further protests and controversy in the first weeks of his presidency.
Ahead of her high-profile performance, watched by more than 100 million U.S. viewers, Gaga, 30, said in a post on the Instagram social media network that she planned to headline the slot entirely on her own, eschewing a tradition of halftime main acts bringing on special guests.
She did not have any guest performers opting instead to do a 13 minutes solo set as she rocked the Houston stadium during the face off between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.
She kicked off her set wearing a silver sequinned body suit with padded shoulders and long sleeves which she paired with matching shiny boots.
The outfit changed colors as it reflected the lighting and special effects in the stadium as she sang.
The recording artist has said it was a childhood dream of hers to perfom at the Super Bowl.
And as her dream came true, she gave a shoutout to her parents Cindy and Joe Germanotta.
After sitting at a piano for a rendition of Million Reasons, she paused and said: 'Hey dad, hi mom.' 


With just 13 minutes at her disposal, Gaga could not pull off many changes of costume but by the end stripped off her metallic dress to perform in hot pants, football shoulder pads -- and the stiletto-heeled boots.
She even changed her makeup, using peel-off crystals to alter her look to match her choice of song.

Her dancers made up for Gaga in terms of outfits, switching from flashy club attire to placid white.

Gaga literally dropped the mic -- and caught a football at the end of the show as fireworks shot into the air.
Before that Gaga swapped out her sequinned bodysuit for a pair of glitter short shorts and a white crop top with silver stud detailing and layered epaulettes on the shoulders and let her blonde hair fly loose
She let her long blonde hair fly loose as she writhed on stage with a dance troupe before being lifted high into the air by some of her male back-up dancers.
She didn't let up throughout the set singing her heart out through her scarlet red lips.