Lady Gaga’s Shockingly Ordinary Grammy Performance

If Britney Spears skipped the Grammys because she was worried that the Gaga hype would overshadow her comeback as a dancer, then she was probably throwing her bowl of popcorn at the TV screen upon witnessing the pod queen’s exceedingly ordinary performance.

Gaga’s mediocre dancing is her weakest point as a performer, so it was a little shocking to see her put all of her, ahem, eggs in that basket. It looked a tad sloppy, and with the only aspect of the performance coming close to being out-of-the-ordinary having been something she’d already done — a piano interlude — what are we left with? Besides the grand entrance, it was just a typical pop diva performance. Nothing remotely resembling anything iconic or showstopping. Yawn. The crowd’s reaction was standard — Gaga did not receive a standing ovation, which probably ruffled her feathers (Cee-Lo’s feathers?) a bit — so, what are we left with? It was a letdown, plain and simple.

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11 Comments

  1. CCCC
    Posted February 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The sad thing is, gaga thanked whitney and not madonna after that performance, even saying she (and I paraphrase, but exact quote is basically the same, was on MTV’s website somwhere too): ‘imagined whitney singing the song because she couldn’t imagine herself as a superstar like her because she was self-conscious’ (pity party all around, yet funny how her arrogent opinions of herself show otherwise on how she ‘sees herself’).

    also the fact she thanked Whitney and not Madonna pretty much soldifies the fact that this was not a ‘madonna tribute’ song, a la “modern-day-Express-Yourself”, but rather she thinks she was going to get by with it. even worse her outfit was strikingly similar to one madonna wore on the Blondeambition tour, i believe:

    but looks like i’m noit the only one who saw this(and they also feature a pic of her later outfit):
    http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/fashion/2011/02/14/2011-02-14_lady_gaga_looks_like_madonna_at_grammys_sculpted_bustier_high_blond_ponytail_lik.html?sgdfdfd

    “In 1990, Madonna introduced the Jean Paul Gaultier’s cone bra and leotard, in both gold and black, on her smash Blonde Ambition tour…She also wore her hair in a tight, high ponytail.”

    personally it’s almost like she is trying to achieve the same iconic-ness of Madonna by peicing her career together almost exactly like hers in terms of fashion, looks, and doing crazy things. I’ve heard lady gaga countlessly talk about how it the real test is if shes remembered. hell of a way to be remembered gaga, all you’ve done thats even barely memorable is supporting the rights of gay people, which IMO I feel she has had little effect on.

  2. CCCC
    Posted February 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/news/lady-gaga-addresses-born-this-way-comparisons-to-madonnas-express-yourself-reveals-madonna-has-approved-of-new-song_article_43857?utm_campaign=Lady+Gaga&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_source=SNS.analytics

    “There is really no one that is a more adoring and loving Madonna fan than me,” Gaga responded. “I am the hugest fan personally and professionally.”
    The pop superstar went on to reveal that she received communication from her Madgesty, and that she’s OK with the song.
    “Well, the good news is that I got an e-mail from her people and her, sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single and if the queen says it shall be, then it shall be,” Gaga told Jay.”

    wtf? no shit madonna isn’t going to say anything, because it would make her look bad and everyone would call her mean and shit. hell, it doesn’t matter if Madonna doesn’t say anything, doesn’t mean everyone esle doesn’t have a problem with it. Like I said abaove, not thnking Madonna when she had the chance only makes her more of a jackass. and I wonder why she complains she was ‘always bullied’ at school.

  3. Morrigan
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 2:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank goodness for this site! Finally! Some truth and common sense!

    I also love the input by the commentors as well, like the two posters above me. Alex, I think you should add a “photo” section to your site with photo comparisons to how Caca copies Madonna, Roisin Murphy and other artists- with submissions by commentors, and also a “statements” section to show how Caca lies and contradicts herself. Her appearance on the Tonight Show is proof that she’s trying to backpedal and defuse the “Express Yourself” comparison by saying that “The Queen” Madonna has given her seal of approval, and also by saying that “the other songs on ‘Born This Way’ don’t sound like this”. I’ll bet 50 tons of USDA approved grade-A bull-tail that if no one had made the apt Madonna-ripoff (and Dusty Springfield ripoff) observation, Caca wouldnt be saying this! If the single was adored and accepted ubiquitously as a true unique original, Caca would’ve said “don’t worry lil’ monsters, there’s more where that came from!”

    Alex, does your email still work? I want to email you!

    • CCCC
      Posted February 15, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      lol love this comment. you are probably right in presuming should would’ve talked different if the comparisons weren’t made. I was particularly bothered by how she said they(madonna and ‘madonnas people’s’)are “sending me their love and complete support on behalf of the single”
      so this means she got the e-mail AFTER the song was released? it’s not like anyone is going to say stuff against her, so she knew that was about all they could say in an email, being they only had the chance to write one AFTER the song was debuted. shes has too many sheeple fans for some other star to high up to say something bad.
      I already hear tons of gaga fans saying ‘madonna is a whiny bitch if she gets mad other people wear leotards’ when actually, Madonna has never said such things- they just presume she has because of how angry madonna’s fans are that gaga fans think gaga is an original. funny how she talks about ‘born this way’ and our ‘destiny’s, while so blatantly copying people.
      I could babble on all day but i’ll stop. I’ve never been so angered by a person in our popular media/culture like this before, ever.

    • Posted February 16, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink | Reply

      Yes, my e-mail works! Shoot me one. Go to the Contact Me section.

  4. Morrigan
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 2:26 am | Permalink | Reply

    Also, just wanted to say that The Star Ledger described her puny organ solo as “clumsy” and I’m sure other newspapers and sites would agree.

    She called herself a “gay-rights activist” on the Tonight Show, yet she made an EXCLUSIVE deal with Target to sell her deluxe editon of “Born This Way” (plus a free download of the singe with purchase of the deluxe album’s pre-order, which again, you can only get through Target)- and Target was caught donating funds numerous times to anti-lgbt (anti-gay) politicians a couple years ago, and recently, (and probably currently)! Look it up!

  5. Scott
    Posted February 15, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I originally came to this site thinking I’d get some interesting insight in to why people might have some legitimate gripes about Lady Gaga. But really… this site is crap. Her appearances on 60 minutes and Leno have blown all of your ridiculous claims to waste. Her sincerity is a breath of fresh air compared to your silly ridicule.

    • Posted February 15, 2011 at 5:07 am | Permalink | Reply

      Wow, you must be desperate for a response.

      Have a seat in a chair far far away.

    • Lola
      Posted March 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Breath of fresh air to a mainstream fart, maybe. Gaga knocks too many people off to be “a breath of fresh air”. Awful.

  6. LadyBritBrit
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 3:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    gaga and sincere.
    LMAO

    • Lola
      Posted March 13, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I’m not into Germanotta, but Britneys music is awful, too ?

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