This won't be the first time that the 30-year-old has appeared at the Super Bowl. Last year, she was praised for her rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50. Recently, she's been promoting her fifth studio album, "Joanne," which hits stores on Oct. 21.
She'll be only fifth woman to ever headline the event, joining the ranks of Queen Bey, Katy Perry and Madonna. And while we're sure that Gaga already has some ideas about how she'll impress us with her halftime show, we can't help but make a few suggestions.
Perform her hit songs — live.
Her latest single "Perfect Illusion" will definitely be a contender for the lineup, but Gaga can't leave out some of her hits that put her on the map. In particular, "Born This Way" and "The Edge of Glory" would be absolutely sublime for a stadium singalong.
And unlike past performers who've lip synced for most of their stints on the world's biggest stage, Gaga can take a page from her pal Beyoncé and sing live. She certainly has the vocal chops to pull if off, and it would go along way to make her halftime show one for the ages.
Include an impressive, out-of-left-field cover.
Everyone remembers when she paid stunning tribute to the late David Bowie at the Grammys earlier this year. Gaga has been known to cover powerful songs like John Lennon's "Imagine," "Come Together" by the Beatles, and "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder. So she definitely knows how to cover someone else's song, but personalize it to her voice and sound.
One of the many things that made Prince's 2007 halftime show the best of all time was his choice to include covers in his setlist, including Jimi Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower" and The Foo Fighters' "Best of You." Gaga can work similar magic if she chooses to wow us in this way — perhaps even with a Prince cover in his honor.
Surprise us with special musical guests.
Gaga hasn't collaborated with many artists, but many stars would probably love to jump up on the Super Bowl halftime stage with her. She made a jazz album with the legendary Tony Bennett, so he could be a possible choice, and it would be a great chance to see them perform a full production of "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" on a bigger stage and with more sound.
Of course, there's always...
Everyone would pretty much lose their mind if Beyoncé came out to perform their song "Telephone."
Everyone at home watching would be like...
She should definitely rock out on the piano.
And wear an amazing costume.
She has always rocked some of the most unique looks in pop music, and It wouldn't be a Gaga performance without an outfit that makes us think it's weird, unique, and beautiful all at the same time. A possible costume change mid-performance would be something to shock the crowd. Maybe we could even get some of Gaga's greatest fashion hits, like this. (Yes, it actually has it's own Wikipedia page!)
A killer dance routine is a must.
We know she'll bring it, but she really needs to BRING it.
As is a Left Shark cameo.
Send a powerful message.
At the 88th Annual Academy Awards, Gaga performed "Til it Happens to You," a song she wrote alongside Dianne Warren and for the documentary "The Hunting Ground," which focuses on incidents of rape on college campuses in the US. She was joined onstage by other victims of sexual assault and they joined hands together in unity.
Gaga has never been afraid to speak her mind about causes and issues she's impacted by or feels strongly about. The Super Bowl is the perfect platform to send a powerful message to the millions of people watching.
Finally, she she should show love to her fans.
Her Little Monsters have had her back since Day 1, and she never shies away from letting them know how special they are. Maybe she could pick a hundred of her most devoted fans and give them a chance to be a part of her performance at the Super Bowl. It'd be a dream come true for them to see their idol standing three feet away.
Regardless of how she plans to execute her Super Bowl performance, we are sure it's going to be something that no one will forget.