Lady Gaga Super Bowl performance draws no controversy


Anthony Behar

Lady Gaga performs during the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show held on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/TNS)

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

With President Donald Trump in office for the past few weeks, the entertainment industry has been bursting with political attacks. Surprisingly, the Super Bowl halftime show was devoid of all political views.

According to the New York Times, Lady Gaga had promised a statement of “inclusion” and an upbeat and uncontroversial stance. She performed her greatest hits such as “Poker Face,” Bad Romance,” and “Born This Way.”

“Her performance really showed her musical talent, from when she played the piano all the way to her energetic dancing,” said Grace Deng, 9.

During the song “Born This Way,” the singer sang about self-acceptance for all kinds of people. Background dancers coming from all backgrounds performed with her, embracing her message of empowerment.

“Her message of empowerment was cool because it was subtle and was not meant to be the center of focus,” said Anita Pan, 11.

Her overall performance was all about her music and past hits. The songs she sang were ones that spanned her entire career, from her 2008 hit single “Just Dance,” to her most recent release, “Million Reasons.”

“Although I am not a huge fan of her music, I thought she did a great job at such an event with high viewership,” Deng said.

Lady Gaga’s uncontroversial Super Bowl performance was delivered with shine and experience, focusing more on the music over anything else. It was a show filled with glittery costumes and energetic dancing, leading a well-rehearsed event.