Lady Gaga's dream comes true
Lady Gaga admits it is a "dream come true" to sing the American national anthem at the Super Bowl.
The 'Alejandro' singer will perform 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at the annual sporting event, which takes place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California this evening (07.02.15), and admits the moment will be one of the "highest honours" of her career.
She told the NFL Network: "It's such an honour, and a total dream come true. I've always wanted to sing the national anthem at a major sporting event ever since I was a little girl, and for it to be the Super Bowl... it is the ultimate..
"This is one of the highest honours of my career.
"I get a chance to sing for all the athletes who have been working so hard their whole life for this moment."
The 29-year-old singer wants her performance to be "majestic" and plans to sing the song "very true" to the way it was written.
She said: "I have to live up to a song that stands the test of time.
"I think the best way to do that is kind of forget about yourself and just focus on what it means. ... I'm really singing it from the heart and I'm also singing it really very true to the way that it was written, because I think that's when it sounds its most majestic."
But Gaga won't be cheering either the Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos on to victory.
She insisted: I am here to root for everybody. I'm interested in watching the throw down."