Singing the at 50 is “a total dream come true” for , the reveals in an interview ahead of the big game on Sunday (Feb. 7).

“I’ve always wanted to sing the National Anthem at a major sporting event since I was a little girl,” Gaga tells the NFL’s Nate Burleson, adding that her all-time favorite National Anthem performance was Whitney Houston at Super Bowl XXV.

“This is one of the highest honors of my career,” she continues. “I get a chance to sing for all the athletes who have been working so hard their whole like for this moment.”

“This is one of the highest honors of my career.”- @ladygaga on singing National Anthem— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 6, 2016