Everything will be bigger and bolder at the Texas’ NGR Stadium this year, and that will be true of the 2017 Super Bowl LI Halftime Show Performances scheduled as part of Big Game’s festivities in Houston when the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons.
After her successful rendition of the United States’ national anthem at the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 last year, the singer-songwriter Lady Gaga claimed the headliner center stage for the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show 2017.
Though the league has been shied away from provocative pop performances in the years since Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in the Super Bowl XXXVIII, it’s been moving back toward trending performances with Katy Perry, Beyonce and now Lady Gaga.
Prior to official kickoff, Texas will get a dose of country straight from Nashville in Luke Bryan, who will perform the U.S. national anthem.
This will be Luke Bryan’s first time singing National Anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. Luke Bryan who has twice been named the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, has hosted the ACM Awards for four straight years.
In a teaser for her Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show, Lady Gaga shared that she’s been planning this since she was 4. And between performing for one of television’s largest audiences of the each year — last year’s Big Game saw a 111.9 million viewers — and starring in Tiffany’s first Super Bowl ad, the entertainer is eyeing an impressive payday, especially should she launches a tour after her much-awaited halftime show.
In the recent years, Super Bowl halftime shows have ranged between seven and nine tracks, and Lady Gaga’s will clock in at around 13 minutes. While Lady Gaga wouldn’t confirm her song choices during the pre-Super Bowl press conference, the 30-year-old teased a career-spanning performance.
Spectators will find out on Sunday which, if any, of the lesser-known singles from Lady Gaga’s 2016 album Joanne she decides to perform. The league announced that Tony Bennett would wish his collaborator well in the 10-second video introduction to the halftime show performance, though Lady Gaga wouldn’t validate whether her recent Instagram post with a bee emoji indicates that Beyonce is showing up, quoting that she “wouldn’t read into it.”
With Super Bowl 2017 kickoff set for 6:30 P.M. ET, be sure to tune in by 8:00 P.M. to catch the entire halftime show performance.