Lady Gaga returned to her singing roots to deliver a red, white and blue National Anthem that struck deep and wowed fans at Super Bowl 50. The occasion demands a singer who can rise to the level of the Super Bowl spectacle itself. Lady Gaga fits the bill perfectly — and she delivered.
Gaga made the song her own, no doubt inspired by her favorite collaborator, Tony Bennett. Bennett has entertained at sporting events for decades, preferring “American the Beautiful” over “The Star Spangled Banner.” Here are two videos. Tony Bennett singing America the Beautiful at the 1998 World Series and his protege, Lady Gaga, crushing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.