The Super Bowl Halftime Show is filled with distractions like dancing sharks and mechanical tigers. It’s a spectacle of the most over-the-top and kitschy nature.
But the National Anthem is an entirely different beast — two minutes and change in which millions of eyes are on you and only you (and/or Marlee Matlin), waiting for the moment you flub the words or fail to hit that high note.
But at Super Bowl 50, Lady Gaga didn’t flinch one bit.
In fact, when the Mother Monster took to the field Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, the current Academy Award nominee gave one of the best performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that the Super Bowl has seen, carefully balancing comfort and reverence. She reminded us that she has one hell of a voice without …