MasterClass Monday Eve/Super Bowl 2017: Lady Gaga Shows Why She Is An Unstoppable Force

Lady Gaga Performs At The Super Bowl
Did you see Lady Gaga perform at the HalfTime Show during Super Bowl LI?   If not, the video is below – but be prepared for your jaw to drop and your eyes to widen in amazement. 

This performance was the best Super Bowl Halftime show I have seen in a while and, if memory serves me, I was pretty helpped up over the Beyoncé/Bruno Mars performance last year. 

But this Gaga performance?  Over the top in terms excellence and vision. Of course we all know that  her voice is a gift from God and, thankfully, it was in full display for all to hear during this event. 

She did have to lip sing during some segments. I mean, c’mon, you can’t sing live while doing aerial flips and managing frenetic choreography.  

But, when she finally took to the piano, she was singing live people. LIVE. And playing live. You could hear her diaphragmatic breathing and I was loving it. Finally – someone who is not afraid to sing live and in color. 

She seamlessly took us on a journey through her hits – past, present and future – and showed the world what real talent looks like. And sounds like. And rehearses like. She is the consummate professional who, through hard work, preparation, determination and vision,  reminded us that one can achieve a goal even beyond one’s wildest dreams. 

I walked away from this performance with immense admiration and respect for the work ethic this woman embodied in this #superbowl51 event and every musical event she has tackled in the past. 

The future wlll continue to treat Lady Gaga well. She has too much respect for the art of music and, because of this, she will garner the respect and loyalty of legions of fans for years to come. 

Bravo Lady Gaga.  And congratulations from all of us here in the MCL Community. 

And don’t forget to have  a listen to her new pop-rock album, Joanne, on Apple Music or Amazon.

You can watch an complete HD video on YouTube as the video below is not the best. I will update it with a better video as soon as one is available. 

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

9 Responses to “MasterClass Monday Eve/Super Bowl 2017: Lady Gaga Shows Why She Is An Unstoppable Force”

  1. I only saw it on YouTube this morning, and I say “Brava!”

    I also loved the quiet but firm political statement she made by pairing lines from “God Bless America” with lines from “This Land is Your Land” (Guthrie’s very specific answer to “God Bless America”),–and highlighting her own “Born This Way.”

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  2. i just listened to bruce springsteen reading his book (memoir). i wasn’t sure if i would find it interesting, but it was outstanding. he talked about his performance at the super bowl, so i thought about him as i read your review about the super bowl.

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  3. Performers like her aren’t my cup of tea.


  4. Performers like her have never been my cup of tea.

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  5. Yes. She totally aimed her political views in a subtle yet firm manner. What an amazing tour de force. This performance set the bar very high for those who shall follow in her Super Bowl footsteps.

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  6. When she first appeared on the music scene, I didn’t care for her either. But she has grown on me because she is so super talented.

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  7. Me too, Idol Girl. I’m not into edgy artists either. For example, I prefer Celine Dion as a performer over Madonna.

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  8. I thought she was marvelous! Jaw-dropping is the right combo of words, MCL! Thanks for the thoughtful write-up!

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  9. From this interview, it sounds like she was using a live mike for most of the show: O_O


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