WOW! Lady Gaga Gets A Standing Ovation At Oscars For Fantastic Performance

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    Feb 23, 2015 4:29 AM GMT
    I'm more and more impressed by this performer. She did a medley from The Sound of Music on its 50th anniversary, and as a tribute to Julie Andrews, who then came out on stage. She's really got a voice, hit it right outta the ballpark, to use a sports metaphor. I thought she was just a costumed freak show, but she can actually sing, I mean seriously sing.
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:44 AM GMT
    I gotta admit, I was one of those who thought she had more talent towards visual arts and not so much vocals but damn did she change that lol!! She seems to have the whole package. Like shit, this girl can sing icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 23, 2015 6:04 AM GMT
    Ultraviolence saidI gotta admit, I was one of those who thought she had more talent towards visual arts and not so much vocals but damn did she change that lol!! She seems to have the whole package. Like shit, this girl can sing icon_eek.gif

    Yeah, this is what's amazing to me. Maybe not an opera diva, but pretty damn good for a rock & pop singer. Puts Madonna to shame. As her #1 album with Tony Bennett proves.

    But any doubt was erased by her Oscar show performance earlier tonight. With Julie Andrews herself standing in the wings she dared to do the classics from Sound of Music, and pulled it off to a full-house standing ovation. Now that takes singing talent & guts.
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:34 AM GMT
    Deep respect, she definitely has a beautiful voice!
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    Feb 23, 2015 7:53 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidDeep respect, she definitely has a beautiful voice!

    And here it is. It may not last long, a poor quality copy with lots of pauses. AMPAS is trying to block all online copies of her performance.

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    Feb 23, 2015 8:05 AM GMT
    She's a revelation, and has been so since her largely-LGBT influenced ascent into pop-stardom. I love "mother monster." icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 23, 2015 8:28 AM GMT
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    AMoonHawk saidDeep respect, she definitely has a beautiful voice!

    And here it is. This clip is flawed, it skips a section then returns to it at the end. But at least in HD, that you can enlarge to full screen (for which you may need to return to the YouTube source - hopefully those defects will be corrected shortly):





    I have seen her live, her 1st Los Angeles appearance during gay pride 2008, when nobody knew who she was, at least on the west coast. I have always known she could sing

    When she first started, she carried a glow staff prop on stage

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    Feb 23, 2015 8:30 AM GMT
    Svnw688 saidShe's a revelation, and has been so since her largely-LGBT influenced ascent into pop-stardom. I love "mother monster." icon_cool.gif

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    Feb 23, 2015 8:41 AM GMT
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    And this freakiness did nothing to show-off her beautiful voice and vocal range. Hopefully she'll now exploit her voice while she's still young, before she loses it.
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    Feb 23, 2015 8:57 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    ELNathB said

    And this freakiness did nothing to show-off her beautiful voice and vocal range. Hopefully she'll now exploit her voice while she's still young, before she loses it.




    Her stage name and act became famous because she launched her career in the NYC gay community, doing small bars, gay pride events and circuit parties. Then she traveled to all the big city gay enclaves and did their parties. When she wasn't available for live sets, Gay DJ's started remixing her songs and playing at gay dance parties. The straights didn't know about her right away until her songs got mainstream radio airplay. Then her career took off. She basically owes her career to the gay fans that took her in

    She has range but I cant imagine her turning to opera, full time. Maybe one classical album as she already did with Tony Bennett. There is going to come a time where she will have to "reinvent" herself again like many other known Diva's have. She will be back with another dance album, ready for the monsters and our DJ's to remix them.
  • genotype2013

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    Feb 23, 2015 2:07 PM GMT
    I always knew she was all that!
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:05 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm more and more impressed by this performer. She did a medley from The Sound of Music on its 50th anniversary, and as a tribute to Julie Andrews, who then came out on stage. She's really got a voice, hit it right outta the ballpark, to use a sports metaphor. I thought she was just a costumed freak show, but she can actually sing, I mean seriously sing.


    When I listened to The Fame Monster album a few years back I knew she was no flash in the pan, manufactured diva. Whatever anyone may think of her politics or her couture, there's no denying she is a talented artist.

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    Feb 23, 2015 5:29 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidI'm more and more impressed by this performer. She did a medley from The Sound of Music on its 50th anniversary, and as a tribute to Julie Andrews, who then came out on stage. She's really got a voice, hit it right outta the ballpark, to use a sports metaphor. I thought she was just a costumed freak show, but she can actually sing, I mean seriously sing.


    When I listened to The Fame Monster album a few years back I knew she was no flash in the pan, manufactured diva. Whatever anyone may think of her politics or her couture, there's no denying she is a talented artist.

    I hope she will come out with an album of standards.

    She sorta did, in her collaborative #1 album with Tony Bennett. Have you heard it?

    And here's a rehearsal for a solo number she did in a live performanance with Bennett, "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" in a jazz/scat rendition. The sound quality's not great, but I think it makes the point, that she could become one of the great female vocalists of our time.

    (BTW, I used to play a lovely arrangement of this on the piano, and sing it to my late partner. It's a personal favorite of mine, another reason I selected it here)



    This goes on to a recording studio duet with Bennett, of "It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing" which is also worth hearing.

    Bennett's 88, which is mind boggling, and she's 28, a 60-year difference. I don't think there's ever been such a musical pairing in history. WOW! icon_eek.gif
  • Joeyphx444

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    Feb 23, 2015 5:35 PM GMT
    Is she calming down finally?

    I think she knew she was a good performer/singer but she wanted to stand out and so she had all this smoke and mirrors to stand out but I think that has become played out. She fits best doing this type of performing/singing. It's something we have seen more often recently so maybe she is gonna do more vocal music rather than trash 80s inspired crap

    She has talent but I am not crazy over her like a lot of gay men or her nutjob monsters
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    Feb 23, 2015 5:35 PM GMT
    Is she calming down finally?

    I think she knew she was a good performer/singer but she wanted to stand out and so she had all this smoke and mirrors to stand out but I think that has become played out. She fits best doing this type of performing/singing. It's something we have seen more often recently so maybe she is gonna do more vocal music rather than trash 80s inspired crap

    She has talent but I am not crazy over her like a lot of gay men or her nutjob monsters
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    Feb 23, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
    I've been a fan of Lady Gaga from the start, but even I grew weary of her antics after awhile. It just started looking like she was trying way too hard to be different and weird while disguising it as "Art". Regardless, for me her performance at last night's Oscars was a highlight and a show-stopper. She looked amazing, and I'm guessing she probably opened a lot of people's minds to the fact that she is the real deal -- no flash in the pan. Mad props for Gaga!
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    Feb 23, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI've been a fan of Lady Gaga from the start, but even I grew weary of her antics after awhile. It just started looking like she was trying way too hard to be different and weird while disguising it as "Art". Regardless, for me her performance at last night's Oscars was a highlight and a show-stopper. She looked amazing, and I'm guessing she probably opened a lot of people's minds to the fact that she is the real deal -- no flash in the pan. Mad props for Gaga!

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    Feb 23, 2015 7:08 PM GMT
    She was amazing last night- it really made me look at LG in a whole different light. I always knew she could sing, but this is proof that she doesn't need all the costumes, etc to showcase her talent. Just outstanding.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 23, 2015 7:27 PM GMT
    Speaking of Lady Gaga, my favorite song of hers is "Dancing in the Dark." If you haven't listened, check it out. It has a 1980s sound and feel to it.
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    Feb 23, 2015 8:17 PM GMT
    musclelatino2010 saidShe was amazing last night- it really made me look at LG in a whole different light. I always knew she could sing, but this is proof that she doesn't need all the costumes, etc to showcase her talent. Just outstanding.

    Yeah, her performance is still the talk of Hollywood today, and all over social media. I knew she had hit a home run half-way through that number. Why I posted that thread here just moments afterwards.

    Not quite the coloratura soprano that Julie Andrews was, just below that range, more like a mezzo. But still unexpectedly stunning for a rock singer.
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    Feb 23, 2015 10:01 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidSpeaking of Lady Gaga, my favorite song of hers is "Dancing in the Dark." If you haven't listened, check it out. It has a 1980s sound and feel to it.

    Link? All I find is "DANCE in the Dark", which is uninspired club music.
  • davfit

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    Feb 23, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
    Wow !!she was Brilliant!! not a real surprise she was Great with Tony Bennett..OMG from Julie was Great ..I think she it liked a lot ..and that says it all.
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    Feb 24, 2015 12:17 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm more and more impressed by this performer. She did a medley from The Sound of Music on its 50th anniversary, and as a tribute to Julie Andrews, who then came out on stage. She's really got a voice, hit it right outta the ballpark, to use a sports metaphor. I thought she was just a costumed freak show, but she can actually sing, I mean seriously sing.


    I immediately recognized her as a quadruple threat the first time I ever saw a televised performance, a guest performance of "Poker Face" on American Idol, which I never watch, I was just flipping channels and stopped cold when I saw and heard this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lm7t8uX_lY

    She's got serious chops (can sing), play various musical instruments, dance and pull out the performance art stops - all at the exact same time, yet - as good as or even better than Madge.

    And isn't she a quintuple threat? Doesn't she write most of her own material? Good lord, I wonder if she can act.
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    Feb 24, 2015 12:42 AM GMT
    I knew she could sing....pure and clean! Listen to this from Howard Stern in 2011.

    I love the Sound of Music, I was worried she'd 'make it her own' kind of thing. But she kept it true....and made it her own too. Julie Andrews obviously was deeply touched and approved, that was the ultimate compliment. (Gaga must have nerves of steel with Ms. Andrews in the wings!)

    Gaga should do a Sound of Music album, I'd buy one in a heart beat.



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    Feb 24, 2015 4:37 AM GMT
    Wow. That was shockingly good. Would love to see her on Broadway doing something like this. I for one will be there in a New York minute when she does.