Lady Gaga and Stephen Curry dominated the scene during the Super Bowl 50.
During the monumental sporting event, the singer-songwriter sang the national anthem while the basketball player led the “Keep Pounding” ceremonial drum of the Carolina Panthers.
In a report made by Time, Lady Gaga had the rare opportunity to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” to officially start Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, California. Known to be a fashion deviant, she kept her outfit formal where she wore red eye shadow to match her red Gucci suit top and bottom as well as sported blue fingernails and American flag shoes fit for the occasion.
In an interview earlier this February, she said having this chance was a “dream come true.”
“I’ve always wanted to sing the national anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl,” she mentioned. “And for it to be a Super Bowl…it is the ultimate.”
Gaga opened the sporting day where the Panthers were up against the Denver Broncos.
Other artists to have the honour of performing for the Super Bowl were Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston, who Gaga believes to have put on the best show. As for last year, it was Idina Menzel from “Frozen” who sang the state anthem.
Meanwhile, Stephen Curry shared the honour with Gaga of having a rare moment as he was assigned to pound the ceremonial drum – and during the 50th year of the championship event at that.
Curry made mention in ESPN that he would only be available for the Super Bowl if Carolina would be able to come. This is because that day also happened to be the Golden State Warriors’ rest day.
Ever since coach and linebacker Sam Mills fell victim to cancer in 2003, smashing the “Keep Pounding” drum during the sporting event has been an ongoing tradition to motivate players to “keep pounding” just as Mills did against the malignant disease.