Forget about the Super Bowl halftime show. Lady Gaga’s national-anthem performance at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, had the Super Bowl 50 crowd roaring Sunday.

Wearing a glittery red fitted suit and matching red sparkly eyeshadow, Lady Gaga took to the field to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Carolina Panthers faced the Denver Broncos. Talking to Nate Burleson of the NFL Network before the Super Bowl, Gaga said the opportunity to sing at the big game was a “dream come true.”

“It’s such an honor and a total dream come true,” Gaga told Burleson before the Super Bowl. “I’ve always wanted to sing the national anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl. And for it to be the Super Bowl is just, kind of, it is the ultimate.”


The national-anthem performance is just another honor that Lady Gaga can add to her already impressive year. Last month, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress-Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as the Countess in “American Horror Story: Hotel.” And she’s nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Til It Happens to You.”

Watch Lady Gaga sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl 50 below: