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Lady Gaga soars at Super Bowl 2017 halftime show

At this year's Super Bowl halftime show, Lady Gaga put on a performance that was as big as the stadium itself — in fact, a little bigger.

The ceiling opened at NRG Stadium in Houston and fans saw Gaga perched high above the field, where she sang "God Bless America" before plunging down to the field suspended by a pair of cables. Yes, cables.

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It was all there for Gaga's halftime show performance: choreographed dance moves, elaborate costumes and even fireworks.

The superstar wore a silver embellished leotard with matching boots.

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Lady Gaga performs during the Super Bowl 51 halftime show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Once safely inside the stadium, Gaga got the crowd dancing with "Poker Face," and also touched on other hits, including "Born This Way," "Just Dance" and "Bad Romance."

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And of course, there was a costume change: Gaga stripped down into a white, rhinestone-studded crop top toward the end of her show.

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Gaga dropped into the stadium attached to cables.

But the performance wasn't all high energy. She slowed it down with one of her newest songs, "Million Reasons," which she played on the piano. In one particularly adorable moment, she paused for a shoutout: "Hey, Dad. Hi, Mom," Gaga said.

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In typical Lady Gaga fashion, there was a costume change.

The singer's mother Cynthia Germanotta recently told TODAY in an essay that her daughter has wanted to perform at the Super Bowl since she was a child.

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"She dreamed of someday taking the stage herself for one of those iconic performances — she practiced her vocals, she perfected her dance routines, she planned her costumes," Germanotta wrote.

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Gaga has dreamed of playing at the Super Bowl halftime show since she was a child, her mom said.

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It's clear all the hard work paid off! Gaga's famous fans agreed, including her pal Tony Bennett, and they had lots to say about her show on Twitter:

And of course, there was this joke:

Gaga's performance ended like any good halftime show: with fireworks. And now, back to the game!

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