Kudos to Lady Gaga for a classic performance of the Star Spangled Banner.
Beautifully sung, it had all of the earmarks of what we believe it will in time become a national treasure. Her beautiful voice coupled with her reverent presentation will earn the respect of millions and appreciation of all those who love America.
Her attitude in preparing for her performance explains how and why she did such a remarkable job in actually performing.
LIFTABLE reports the following comments from Gaga –
… “I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” said Gaga. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.”
“No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” said Gaga.
“I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic.
There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.”
A contrasting performance was provided by Beyonce at halftime. According to some, she was saluting black history month complete with a song denigrating police and promoting the Black Lives Matter phenomenon and a Black Panther Salute, an American terrorist group not unlike the KKK.
Our advice to Beyonce; you were there for entertainment, not for a political rally. The tens of millions were there to watch the Super Bowl and to be entertained. You blew it for your credibility and your cause. The Black Lives Matter movement sprung up after a 300 lb thug assaulted an Officer of the law, tried to steal his service weapon and continued to attack the Officer after being told to halt. The Officer used deadly force, having once struggled with this large assailant for his weapon. He apparently was not sure he could control his weapon and used deadly force. This is not the right individual to use as a martyr.
And, as far as the Black Panther movement, they are about as welcome as the KKK in our society.
Call PBS next time you want to make a political statement over the public airwaves. It will be more appropriate and you will not be hijacking a broadcast intended for the fun. You’ll likely have more sympathetic ears and eyes. As it is your performance came of as a cheap, unwanted and insulting.
Blue Lives Matter TOO!