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GaGa Does Idol!

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Check out the Lady's performance of Alejandro and Bad Romance, as she originally did it on American Idol, above!

GaGa's pre-taped performance ran about 6.5 minutes in length. Due to time constraints, though, the show cut it down to just under 5 minutes.

But, thankfully, we are so happy we were able to get our hands on her full-length, unedited performance!

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  1. 1

    that was great! love gaga! and damn her ass looked good.



  2. 2

    That was embarrassing. Memo to Gaga: YOU R NOT SEXY!!! Stick to playing the piano.



  3. 3

    MADONNA WANNABE she wants this to be like La Isla Bonita lol



  4. 4

    she's so f-ing talented its sick
    i love when she changes her songs around, like she did with Pokerface, it soundds fantastic



  5. 5

    Wish she had performed, Monster :(



  6. 6

    there's so many other good songs on her cd and she has to pick that lame alejandro one…come on gaga

  7. adamt says – reply to this


    7

    boring performance.



  8. 8

    FAIL. Comon. What is going on with GaGa?
    1. a no-show on the red carpet for the Met Gala(she was meditating or some shit),
    2.making ppl wait 1 1/2hrs before she came out to preform, and when she does she's wearing Britney's Toxic crystal bodysuit,…basically.
    3.her Mat Gala outfit turns out to be some black suit thing and she's wearing a gray tranny wig.
    And now this…just meh. Alejandro is my least fave song of hers so far. I think mother monster needs a rest. She's been going hardcore for like 2 yrs, it's starting to show. #GETSOMERESTGAGA



  9. 9

    I got chills when the alejandro music started playing cant wait to see the queen in houston TWICE! love lady gay gay



  10. 10

    I like the song on CD. But 'Alejandro' is just too slow to sing live.



  11. 11

    gaga sucked big tonite….she is not very good live, with no real vocal talent, and recycled dance moves.



  12. 12

    Re: MadonnaQueenofPopFan#1 – ummyour one to talk Madonna #1fan you & every other gay person im america soo whatev lady gaga rocks && nada que ver con la isla bonita che mierda cara de mecos(:



  13. 13

    That was not only RIPPED from Ace of Base but also it was *mind numbingly dull* past the point of any leeway I could possibly grant this self-obsessed tart in her advanced stages of complete pretentious idiocy.

    I dare Gags to strip her acts of the desperate gimmicks and see if the music still stands true. She only dresses so extravagantly…or hires people to dress her extravagantly rather….to distract from her inarticulate, eloquence-robbed lyrics, and her foolish reliance on auto tune and synthesizers. HACK.



  14. 14

    She's a Madonna copycat. Also, kids watch Idol and she dresses like that! Real talent doesn't have to use sex to sell their "music."



  15. 15

    calm down hater's gaga is an amazing and powerful woman, she is sexy in her own way, (that aparently r clear to everyone except u "iluvnytoo")
    this is suuuch an amazing performance



  16. 16

    everytime she sing..same style..start with piano first..slow..then walk aroung the stage..crawling….jumping…and then the song ends…
    So BORING ALREADY….NEXT!!!!



  17. 17

    I always love her performances!!!!!!!!!!!



  18. 18

    I just rewatched it. It was amazing. I was wrong :) She's the best.



  19. 19

    this song sounds like "i saw the sign" by ace the bass SEE perez gaga is unoriginal!



  20. 20

    sounds like i saw tghe sign hmm not original perez

  21. albes says – reply to this


    21

    In general was a good performance but I think is not getting any better. That happens when you start on top, her performance are getting worst.



  22. 22

    yeah not her best performance and def not for american idol act well first time i didnt like something she did. Christina A. is coming for u and shes coming strong. Come on GaGa give us more…….



  23. 23

    AMAZING!!! LOVE HER!!! I cant wait for this song to go #1!!



  24. 24

    hey all you Gaga haters.. F*ck off!!!!! Gaga had mor talent in her little finger then anyone out there she is beautiful, talented and looks damn good!!!! she is my life Love you Gaga xoxoxoxox

  25. 17S says – reply to this


    25

    GAGA LOOKS LIKE MADONNA



  26. 26

    i love Gaga, but i'd much rather read about other celebrities for once. :| it seems she's on every other post on this site.



  27. 27

    Lady GaGa is the real artist of this century. Everything she does drip of art in it. I loved her performance.



  28. 28

    this was awesome..i still can't believe that i am going to see her in berlin next week..major OMG.. :)



  29. 29

    the outfit was a little inappropriate for American Idol audience, but im not complaining, Hell i'd do Lady Gaga in a second…

  30. luvvb says – reply to this


    30

    love her!
    how i ever made it thru the 30 minutes of horrible T.V. to see her is beyond me. just couldn't wait for u…perez.
    NO MORE VEILS! i wanna see you!
    only 2 more months to A.C. wooohooo!

  31. Merab says – reply to this


    31

    It´s ok…But now we come to the point like : "what have we not seen yet?"

    Probably she will find smth new.. But right now it´s beginning to get a little bit boring to be honest…She will come to a moment when "gimmicks" do not shock or make any difference anymore.. What will she do then?

    I see now that she is very limited in her style …not a good thing, not good at all..Best Luck anyway.Like her.



  32. 32

    What the fuck was that? Talk about beating a dead fucking horse. Changing the musical scoring of the song isn't going to make it any less shiteous, Gaga. I'm going to go vomit now.



  33. 33

    Ugh I die for her! She's so different, so talented and hello….HOT! If your a hater its probably cus you don't get her. She's not your typical pop star, she's completely original and artistic. So STOP hating cus she's the best out there.



  34. 34

    that wasn't awkward and slow at all….



  35. 35

    Pre-taped? You mean lip-synced?



  36. 36

    Ugh I die for her! She's so different, so talented and hello…..HOT! If your a hater it's probably cus you don't get her. She's not your typical pop star she's completely original and artistic. So STOP hating cus she's the best out there.



  37. 37

    LIVE LIVE LIVEEE for gaga. i don't care what the jaded music snobs say. her music makes me happy, and i thinks she's beautiful and original.



  38. 38

    Re: soopermouse – pre-taped as in it was filmed last week on wednesday for this week's airing loser



  39. 39

    I do like some of her stuff, but this was total and utter rubbish. It was like a bad eurovision entry, and anyone that disagrees is just being a blind sheep. I also agree with previous comments that she uses the same "formula" for every live performance" Starts of with previous song, changed up, on piano, leaves piano, gyrates about (badly) then goes back to piano. end. If Britney Spears had done this performance Perez would have been slating her and saying she danced sloppily and her vocals sounded bad. Im not a GaGa hater at all, but this was absolutely terrible.



  40. 40

    it sounds like a song ace of base did



  41. 41

    I loved her "Bad Romance" intro. Once "Alejandro" started, though, I lost my interest. She was really struggling with her pitch, and it didn't have the ferocity that I'm used to seeing and hearing from Lady Gaga. "Alejandro" is definitely up there among my Top 5 Gaga songs, so far, but this performance didn't cut it. And I'm only going to mention this because Perez has gone all bipolar on her and has been trashing her in the name of Gaga….but Christina Aguilera's upcoming performance is sure to blow Gaga's out of the water. Her song may not be as immediate as those in Gaga's repertoire, but that girl has stage presence like nobody's business, and she always tears the roof off, vocally (minus the extremely out-of-character lip-synching performance at the VMA's in 2008).



  42. 42

    Re: soopermouse – Pre-taped obviouly, who'd actually lip synch to vocals that bad?? :D



  43. 43

    Cool ;-)



  44. 44

    So cool



  45. 45

    i wanna love gaga but she's just getting old. its always the same thing in her performances. maybe whenever her next cd comes out she'll wow us again. girl needs to take a break too she looked ready to passout on the stage!



  46. 46

    PURE SEKS! i love the piano bit..she is so fucking talented, haters are just jealous :) i fucking love this so much! i wanna see her dirty dance with alejandro in the video ;) xxxx



  47. 47

    I LOVE GAGA



  48. 48

    Re: The Head Honcho – me 2 =(



  49. 49

    Re: skylarj – wow are u serious??? no vocal talent? can u sing and dance at the same time? alot of ppl cant thats why they lip sing, she does it LIVE and still sounds fucking awesum…u need to clean ur ears



  50. 50

    Re: iloveuGaga – YESSS couldnt have said it better myself



  51. 51

    Re: soopermouse – yea she def was singing live dumb ass



  52. 52

    This is the worst performance by Gaga since she became famous. The first perf of 1st single should be amazing! What the hell happened to her creativity? I'm really disappointed this time..I did'n even watch the full video cause it's so boring. The piano, the dance routine (??), the angel, the fire…a completely non-sense.
    Really sorry Gaga.



  53. 53

    I like Gaga but this performance sucked. I agree that mimics are getting old for her and she was never a true performer, that's why she needs to stick to the piano because it's her strength, if she sticks to that there is no need of re-inventing herself and relying on costumes and special effects to get us interested. I think Britney is a true performer and I would never ask her to sing in the piano as Gaga does, same thing to Gaga, stick to the piano, you are great on it.



  54. 54

    AMAZING!

    ..But I'm pissed at American Idol. The way that they cut it down made the lyrics not match up, and the world thought that she messed up the lyrics.. & They took out the start, which was my favourite part.. SHAME ON YOU AI!



  55. 55

    I didn't like this performance at all but Alejandro is an amazing song don't blame it on the song, she is tired.

  56. Laury says – reply to this


    56

    I love Alejandro but unfortunately it just doesn't sound that good live. It was nice but it was not her most memorable performance.



  57. 57

    PS I'd love to know what the whole angle, fire, blood fountain thing is all about. It has to have some meaning, cause everything Gaga does has a hidden message that she's trying to convey. ..Anyone have any ideas?



  58. 58

    Re: MadonnaQueenofPopFan#1 – i dont even like madonna and i have to agree… no originally and she lip synced the second part.



  59. 59

    Ya it was awful. I've heard enough of her trying to reinvent herself. Difference between her and Madonna is Madonna changed per album, GaGa tries to with every new song or every new performance. It reeks desperate. I was appalled at her outfit like that for a family show. Shame on Fox! You can only beat a horse into the ground soooo long till it gets old. And she is old.



  60. 60

    sounds like ACE OF BASE…..if this was her first single people would not worship her like they do.



  61. 61

    I enjoyed her performance!!!
    Granted a couple of her Alejandro performances on Monster's Ball were better than this, still this performance was effing golden for TV. Lets see if she brought in the ratings..



  62. 62

    Re: LaurenGuy101 – It really gets on my nerves when people like you reduce others opinions down to them just being haters. Its a fact that even the very best of artists at times have brought out bad records, or had bad performances, and this is one of them. It was a really boring performance of a mediocre at best song. Stop being such a sheep.



  63. 63

    Screw gaga. Is my avi up yet?



  64. 64

    I do Love Lady Gaga, but this was not her best. she is incredibly talented, whetehr you like her or not.



  65. 65

    it was so weak. weak performance, boring and blah. and i love her but this was weak.



  66. 66

    Hate to admit it but after seeing CaCa with Elton John I thought maybe there was something to this broad. BUT… after having her pushed down my fucking throat by this horse face… I hate her. I hate her a lot. You can all thank Perez for over posting his site with this back alley slut.



  67. 67

    Oh, so that's what happened…I could tell something was off last night. It seemed to be all over the place. This was MUCH better. I'd be upset if I was GaGa and probably would insist that I not be edited *if* I were to appear on the show again. (She doesn't really have to at this point.)



  68. 68

    Re: snapper1
    "It really gets on my nerves when people like you reduce others opinions down to them just being haters.
    Really? Because it's no different than people like you reducing people whom disagree with you as sheep, especiallly when that term is more played out and tired than "haters."



  69. 69

    Re: MadonnaQueenofPopFan#1
    "she wants this to be like La Isla Bonita lol"
    Weird, because it sounds nothing like it.

  70. Eilee says – reply to this


    70

    OK Alejandro???
    MAdonna's ISLA BONITA

    Talk about copying????????? COPY CAT?????? HAve seen this before

    *** ALSO the outfit???? mY 13 year old son was EMBARRASSED and so was I that her Derriere was showing - completely not necessary for a KIDS SHOW!!!!!!!!! Ridiculous! get a clue!



  71. 71

    Re: ustopdropandroll – Well she has to promote it, it's her next single



  72. 72

    Re: LizardKinG – Lol you can always tell when someone lip syncs and she wasn't. IDK I am a fan but this was not a very good performance. I mean she should have done what she does at her concerts which is much more elaborate. She sang it really slow it seemed also…



  73. 73

    Wish you had only the 5 minute version. That was not a great performance. Quite frankly Madonna has done better (including using the gay dancers more effectively).

    I don't hate GaGa, but let's face it nothing , new or revolutionary. Same 'ol regurgitated crap.

    BTW - I agree she is sexy in her own way - with a veil over her face !



  74. 74

    Re: drakeshipway

    Just a disclaimer: I like Lady Gaga

    But…
    I wish she'd have more focus, and refine her "art" more.
    I don't get why she would make a high concept video like "Telephone" and have it have absolutely nothing to do with the song. Talking on the phone in the video and wearing one on your head doesn't excuse it.
    And this whole "art" thing can't be an excuse for everything forever. And don't get me started on A) The shameless product placement in her videos (ART!!!) or the contradicting stories behind the song "Speechless" or those morons RedOne and Space Cowboy who, IMO, ruin what are fundementally really good songs. (ex: In the song Monster, the "gotta talk to her, she's hot as hell" line rips the awesomeness from that song.
    /rant



  75. 75

    Re: Eilee – LOL Ameircan Idol is not a kids show dumbass! It comes on at fucking prime time TV that time slot is for adults



  76. 76

    this was amazing. the armani outfit was the best yet. i love the performance art she is doing. the spanish change in her voice was perfection. and this song is all about her feelings of sex and men, and id say for idol this was awesome as hell. hopefully she puts the damn video out already and it pushes the border and limits of sex and passion. LOVE!!!



  77. 77

    Re: snapper1 – in my opinion in wasn't bad though.. i'm talking about ACTUAL haters who call her untalented and a 'copycat' or whatever..i don't think your a hater if you simply dislike this one performance..even i'm saying it's not her best, but i still love it



  78. 78

    Re: Eilee – Suree…he was "emabrassed" ANYWAYS

  79. terp says – reply to this


    79

    That was one of her worst…. he need to start calling her out on this shit. That was not good



  80. 80

    Not one of her best. I don't like the Alejandro song…wish she would've done Telephone!!!



  81. 81

    Re: DanielDax – There was nothing amazing about this performance, The song wasnt good, and even if you look at it as "performance art", it wasnt up there in that respect either. I called this person a sheep because on this occassion there is no excuse for BUMMING Lady GaGa like that.



  82. 82

    Any of you read The Emperor's New Clothes? What a bunch of sheep.



  83. 83

    The performance was not good at all. The vocals were horrible and the concept was an all over the place lackluster mishmash. Adam Lambert has still had the best performance on Idol this year. His vocals were stellar and the concept was focused, dramatic and exciting.



  84. 84

    Re: LaurenGuy101 – Fair enough, I get what youre saying. But I do think that Lady GaGa herself would appreciate honesty alot more than this torrent of adoration she gets for every single little thing she does. It almost makes her fans look a bit stupid, and that maybe they dont actually understand what she does at all. Shes a musician after all, not a cult leader. I honestly dont think this was very good at all, I mean usually I can see why people love some of the stuff she does, even if I dont like it myself. But not with this performance, or the track. :/



  85. 85

    This was PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! love it all!! love the music, the dancers, the dance, the voice and Gaga!!! absolutely brilliant!! you gotta see the full version!! why the hell did they cut it down? so stupid!! Gaga is huge!! it was great!!



  86. 86

    You accuse Xtina of being a copycat..but sorry Perez….Gaga truly sounds like Madonna on the Alejandro song…Madonna did it first with La Isla Bonita……



  87. 87

    I thought this was a snooze. Really unlike her. The song just dragged. And once again she is taking a page from the Madonna book of fame. (La Isla Bonita!?)



  88. 88

    I am not even a Gaga Fan, but I was certainly entertained by Alejandro. Bad romance was kind of bleh though. I have never heard the CD version of Alejandro, but this sounds like it could be it (if people wern't complaining about her pitch)



  89. 89

    Re: Dick Gozinya – I totally agree. GaGa fans would be respected on here so much more if they could actually admit or accept that at times she isn't perfect.



  90. 90

    I love Gaga but I have to agree with some of the comments. "Alexandro sounds much better on the album, in a more uptempo, eletronic kinda vibe, live it was just too slow and therefore her performance followed suit. The video should be great though.



  91. 91

    I love Gaga but I think she is starting to feel closed in by her fame. sad.



  92. 92

    INCREDIBLE! i cannot wait until she releases a music video for alejandro! so awesome! brava gaga!!!



  93. 93

    Honestly, sometimes I like her and sometimes i really dislike her.
    I mean, you'd think she'd wanna sing live on American Idol. It is so obvious that Alejandro was not live. And the outfit is such a copy off of Cher. ugghh.



  94. 94

    Sounds like Ace of Base and Madonna….hmmmmmmmmmm. Why is Perez jumping on anyone else who draws inspiration from someone else fashion-wise but when someone has music that sounds almost identical to others its okay as long as it's GaGa??? Call it like it is, Perez.



  95. 95

    Re: jaylana06
    umm the only part of that performance that was live was Bad Romance.
    any idiot would know that.



  96. 96

    C'mon people we should stop comparing songs and say that just because they sound the same is a copycat. Pop has been around for a long time now and in my opionion nothing will sound original nowadays, it's just the nature of it. Enjoy the songs regardless.



  97. 97

    By all means, I really like Gaga. I mean I have all of her singles, but I never thought she was a great performer. She is all about the theatrics and the costumes…. ALL about it. If it was just her on stage with no crazy outfits or that same ol' piano routine….. I think the performance would be bit of a drag (no pun intended). Oh and that "piano playing" during the middle of the performance was obviously mimed. Her fingers and the notes weren't matching. Sorry Gaga….it pains me to say it, but I think you're a one trick pony. Hopefully she can prove me wrong!!



  98. 98

    Re: skylarj – no vocal talent??
    come on that's just hating for the sake of hating.
    now i'm not a fan by any means and don't really like Gaga… but she HAS plenty of vocal chops. girl can sing. and i like the fact that she actually PLAYS PIANO during performances and doesn't rely on sparkly lights, backup dancers and glitter like some other gutter tramp "pop artists" out there. at least she is a musician with some talent. much better than Madonna, imo.



  99. 99

    i absolutely love gaga and the first half sounded great, but for some reason she sounded like she was losing steam as the song went on. weird, bc i saw her in her concerts and she sounded phenom the whole way thru



  100. 100

    Some of you need to get your ears cleaned. "Alejandro" sounds NOTHING like "La Isla Bonita." "Bonita" has a Latin/Cuban sound (and no, Madonna's not the first artist to mainstream music like this; the song wasn't even intended for her–it was meant for MJ, but he turned it down, and she got it and merely re-wrote the lyrics). "Alejandro" is more of a Europop song with a slight reggae beat, a la Ace of Base (whom she has credited for her inspiration for the song). The only thing Latin about it are some of the lyrics.

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