She jumped off the roof of Houston’s NRG stadium and bathed in the light of hundreds of drones – but Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl show was fairly restrained… by her standards.

The star only changed costume twice, letting her music do the talking in a 12-minute, hit-laden set.

She opened with Woody Guthrie’s civil rights anthem This Land Is Your Land, a gentle but pointed rebuke to the Trump administration; which she reinforced by performing Born This Way – her hymn to acceptance and inclusion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txXwg712zw4

“No matter black, white or beige… I was born to be brave,” she sang to an expected US TV audience of 110 million.

But Gaga refrained from overt sermonising, simply saying: “We’re here to make you feel good” (and, later on, “hello mum”).