lady gaga entertained a worldwide audience of 110 million people during the prestigious half-time slot of the 51st super bowl. Standing on the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium, she opened the set with a cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" with 500 drones lighting up the sky behind her. A subtle dig towards Donald Trump and his views, no doubt, as Gaga was an advocate for Hillary Clinton's campaign, even protesting outside the Trump Tower upon him becoming president-elect.

No politics, just unity

Jumping into the stadium and landing on her stage, Gaga performed "Poker Face," a throwback to the very beginning of her career.

The staging was very reminiscent of her Monster Ball Tour, one of the largest grossing tours by a female artist ever and arguably Gaga's most famous era. One of the most poignant moments was the performance of "Born This Way". The lyrics "no matter gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby, I was born to survive" showed that Gaga was not there to make political statements, but trying to demonstrate unity at a time when it is needed most.

No guest performers join Gaga

Although many hoped that Beyonce would join her onstage for a longed-for live performance of their 2010 hit Telephone, Gaga confirmed on Instagram before the show that the 2013 headliner would not be joining her, "There will not be any guest performers tonight, I'm doing these 13 minutes solo!" The set was slowed down with a piano-led performance of "Million Reasons," from current album Joanne.

The audience held lights up as she stood on the chair and belted out the song, even pausing to say hello to her parents.

The set could only have been ended by "Bad Romance," a song that will live forever. Including a stage full of dancers, flames and the full dance choreography, it was an epic spectacle. It was followed by a mic-drop, the catch of a silver-studded football and another jump, this time off-stage, as she exited the Super Bowl as epically as she had entered it.

The pinnacle of a colourful career so far

Gaga joins an illustrious list of performers who have had the opportunity to play such a prestigious show. In the last ten years alone we have seen Prince, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Madonna join the club. The performance must have served some inspiration to the New England Patriots as they came back from a 25 point deficit to claim a hard-fought win over the Atlanta Falcons. The win saw Patriots' Quarterback Tom Brady win his 5th Super Bowl title.