Lady Gaga on SNL singing “Gypsy” (video)

Lady Gaga was on Saturday Night Live last night. Here she is, below, singing “Gypsy.”

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I’ve never been crazy about Lady Gaga, but have definitely liked a lot of her songs, once I find out it’s her. Enjoy.


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  • KL

    This is am AMAZING performace, people get off her back!!

  • Lynzi

    she was absolutely crude dancing worse than Miley on RKelly!

  • Me

    Even if that were true (which I highly doubt, considering her knack for making shit up all the time), does it give her a pass for being vocal about gay rights around the same time of her BTW album release and with the current one? A pro-marriage equality tweet just before the Supremes made a decision does not make one an activist.

  • cole3244

    not my idea i was hoping that may have been her intent rather than just being for publicity value, i should have known better to believe she was enlightened.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    It is my understanding that Lady Gaga is Bisexual. So her pro-LGBT activities would be coming from the place of an ‘insider”.

  • dula

    But that was a great idea you had. Protest fur by wearing the meat and bones of mink, fox, and raccoon. We may as well use those parts for something because we aren’t eating it.

  • micahrophone

    what about her guitar playing?! hahaha

  • cole3244

    i don’t know about her gay stance but you are correct she is not against eating meat or wearing fur and i should have looked it up myself.
    as far as living under a rock i don’t because i have not met you and am not interested in doing so, me is a very interesting name how long did it take to come up with it, in rock time please.

  • Me

    Do you people honestly live under rocks?! She wasn’t protesting jack with the meat dress, it was done purely for shock value. And that’s ok too, but let’s not annoint her with being soooo socially conscious when she speaks out of both ends of her mouth. She’s anti fur one minute, then wearing fur the next (AFTER the meat dress). She’s championing gay rights but her personal makeup artist and close friend is an alleged raging homophobe. She’s in it for the money and that’s ok too, a lot of people are but it’s infuriating when others in the gay community are quick to bestow upon her a “rights activist’ honorary title when her ‘pro-gay’ appearances have been meticulously calculated around a product launch.

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  • Hue-Man

    I was reacting mainly to the portrayal in North American entertainment of anyone over age 40 as horrendously ugly, deformed physically and presumably mentally. Or worse, “stars” who undergo so much cosmetic surgery that they have become truly deformed! I contrast that with a show like “Last Tango in Halifax” with two senior British leads who bring their acting skills to an offbeat but believable storyline involving three generations.

    As for Joni, here’s a link which lists 939 covers of “Both Sides Now” which was written in 1967. Many are from this century; songs go in and out of fashion, are updated with the new musical fads, and get “rediscovered”. http://jonimitchell.com/music/covers-most-songs.cfm?id=Both%20Sides%20Now

    I don’t know whether Gaga will endure; much depends on how she manages her career, including where she directs her talents, and whether she develops a unique voice/style. There’s a reason I like to listen to “Je ne regrette rien” even though Edith Piaf has been dead 50 years (last month). BTW, I appreciate how Lady Gaga has got us thinking and talking about these issues!

  • lilyannerose

    Her vocals and piano playing are amazing.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    I think that skit was more of a commentary on the “here today, gone tomorrow” nature of the music business.

    Think of how many truly great musical performers of all genres virtually ‘disappeared” once their musical genre of choice fell out of favor with the fickle general public. I think the skit was a recognition of that.

    Yes, Joni Mitchell is a great. But is she played on pop radio stations the way she was when “Big Yellow Taxi” was in constant rotation? Not hardly. This doesn’t diminish her talent, merely the recognition of it by the fickle general public. I think she’s smart enough to know that someday it may happen to her, and she’s having a little fun with it.

    That being said, I can see her successfully playing jazz standards or just about anything that requires talent to play for years to come. But at some point, she will not be the rage that she currently is. It’s just a fact of life that I think we all know.

  • Hue-Man

    I just finished watching Petula Clark on CBC French must-see Sunday TV show, Tout le monde en parle. She turned 81 the day after taping on Thursday in which she carried off the interview in respectable French without translation. She related the story of how after a bilingual concert in Montreal in 1966 that went really poorly (she called it a war between the Anglophones and the Francophones in the audience) she went to talk to John Lennon who was staying at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in his famous bed-in. After a few glasses of wine, she happened to be there when they taped Give Peace a Chance so she ended up on the recording. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_Peace_a_Chance

    I don’t know if the video is geo-blocked. http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/tout_le_monde_en_parle/saison10/document.asp?idDoc=320186 She doesn’t come across even remotely like the 77 year old Gaga on SNL.

  • Jack

    AT FIRST I DID NOT APPRECIATE HER AT ALL, BUT I HAVE COME TO REALIZE SHE HAS A FANTASTIC VOICE. (Sorry -did not mean to use caps. Too lazy to redo) I respect her compassion greatly.

  • cole3244

    if you remember she wore an outfit of meat slices a while ago, being a vegan i was outraged but after thinking about it i thought maybe she was protesting the wearing of fur taken from animals, at least i hope that was her intention, why else parade around like that except to make a point.

  • Dan Corjulo

    The most fearless entertainer out there.

  • Indigo

    Oh, my. I don’t know what a semiregular variable might be. I do astrology, not astronomy.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I was just thinking the same thing during this song. She’s good, the outfit took me away from that.

  • Miligar

    Shes my idol :) I adore her. With every new performance she surprise me :)

    I love lady Gaga <3

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    Miligar is playing Bus Games

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ Daddy Bear

    Do you mean she’s a semiregular variable?

    :-D

  • cole3244

    i love bette. her personality is amazing, outrageous rocks.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    It that respect she reminds me a bit of the early Bette Milder.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I was just thinking Joni Mitchell—–who said Gaga was the real deal.

  • Hue-Man

    I appreciate that exaggeration is a major component of comedy but the Lady Gaga, Senior, skit from 50 years hence (if I remember correctly) was grotesque. I expect Gaga will be much like Joni Mitchell who just turned 70 – she is as beautiful today as she was 50 years ago when she was a wide-eyed Prairie girl! As well, she works in a business where, if she can survive being 27, she is likely to be a headliner well past when she’s 64.

  • Indigo

    Like Betelgeuse, she’s a star.

  • cole3244

    i think the use of so many outrageous outfits actually takes away from focusing on her talent.

    she has the rep of being so outrageous that it turns many people off, that’s too bad because i believe she is only trying to educate people about injustices that we take for granted, at least that’s my cursory opinion.

  • http://www.newmillgay.com/ The_Fixer

    I actually was home last night and watched this. I grew to love Lady Gaga after watching her do an acoustic version of “Edge of Glory” some time back. She really does have a good, powerful voice. And she’s one smart cookie.

    My favorite parts of the show were the clip above, the cover tune skit where they have her sing “Born This Way” and call it a cover of Madonna’s “Express Yourself”, and the skit where she plays an old version of herself.

    It’s great to see performers who can actually deliver the goods, and are more than just hype. Gaga is one of them.

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