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Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance Impressive

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
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  2. Fernando Costa

    Fernando Costa

    Aug 4, 2013
    Agree. People were surprised because didn't listen her work with Tony Bennett. There are several clips on the internet with her singing and playing piano too, it's easy to realize that she is an amazing singer.
  3. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Didn't catch it but I heard comments ranging from "WOW! She really can sing!" To "I never realized just how pretty she is."

    Reminds me of the first time I heard Christina Aguilera throw down some serious blues. She's another of those you realize is making bank as a pop diva, but has actual talent.

    Kinda makes me sad that those with something special to share with the world often get reduced to the freakshow of the minute in order to make a decent living with their gift. Not sad for them, they are making serious bank in the music biz and that in and of itself is something of a rare accomplishment.

    My sorrow is for people so vapid that smarmy pop with no more depth than your average bottle cap has more appeal than a display of heartfelt emotion expressed through music.
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  4. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    It was clear to me from the beginning that the "pop monster" thing was going to get tired and she would need to reinvent herself. The question was whether she would have Madonna's ability to do so or if she would fizzle. About the time of Born that Way, it really looked like she had run out of ideas. Now she seems to have successfully engineered a new identity, and we'll see how far it takes her before she has to reinvent again.

    There's no doubt that she's talented, I always thought so. Most of these pop divas are. For that matter, a lot of people are. I knew a dozen different girls in college who could have sung that medley as well as Gaga did. The problem is not usually lack of talent, it's smothering that talent in sure-thing lowest-common denominator pop tunes rather than activating it in something creative or meaningful. She has ability but I never heard much of significance in her music.
  5. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    She was always supremely ambitious. A fair pianist/singer when she was known as Stefani Germanotta, but not distinctive enough to make a career.

    I read that she took additional singing lessons every day for 6 months in anticipation of this event, which was planned to change her image.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  6. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    She plays well. Voice has improved over time.

  7. devo_stevo


    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern Utah
    Builder: Brumbaugh Guitarworks
    My ten year old told me a joke a while back...

    How do you wake up Lady Gaga?
    Poker Face

    I laughed.
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    love that lady, though i don't patronize her work.
  9. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    She's super talented and I've always enjoyed her work. Even the first time I heard Pokerface, I knew it was a little something more than what was going for throwaway Top 40 pop at the time.
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