Lady Gaga rocked the world’s socks off at the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show, and now her powerful singing voice is getting all the cred it deserves. A video has surfaced that isolates her performance down to the raw mic feed, so that only Gaga’s bone-chilling vocals can be heard. Just hit the play button and hold on to your seat.
Though Gaga’s most moving piece of the night was arguably Million Reasons from her latest album, Joanne, she also gave us a full throwback tour – Poker Face, Just Dance, and Born This Way included. Her performance was also politically charged, as she opened with a cover of Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land, a folk classic about embracing all corners of America that was sung frequently during the 2017 Women’s Marches.
In case anyone had doubts, the track is further evidence that the singer has pipes, and that she didn’t need to rely on lip syncing to create a memorable performance (still cringing at the thought of poor Mariah Carey on New Year’s Eve). For this reason Gaga is a bit winded during faster dance heavy numbers like “Born this Way” and “Telephone,” but sounds flawless in moments like “Million Reasons” where her voice just soars and she hits every note with confidence and ease. With the success and praise of this latest performance, Mother Monster can surely expect every concert of her Joanne world tour to be sold out.