A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem Wednesday in a very Gaga way with flamboyance, fashion and passion.
The Grammy winner wore a large dove pin and an equally large red and billowing sculpted skirt as she sang into a golden microphone and delivered an emotional and powerful rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
She was followed by Jennifer Lopez, dressed all in white, delivering a moving medley of "This Land is Your Land" and "America the Beautiful."
Garth Brooks sang "Amazing Grace."
The country music star paused during his singing to ask the audience in attendance and at home to sing along to the last verse