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Grammy Awards: Lady Gaga hatches from an egg, gives birth to an underwhelming performance


Plenty will talk about Lady Gaga moving down the red carpet in some sort of alien-like egg contraption. It certainly created anticipation, and Gaga knew how to work a tease. When she popped out of the egg in an all yellow outfit, one could've thought she was performing in an egg yolk outfit. Hey, if Katy Perry can wear a banana, Gaga can sport some yolk. But it wasn't yolk, so unlike the meat dress episode, the vegans can relax this time.

There were plenty of flashy, Madonna-inspired dance moves, and no doubt, Gaga's "Born This Way" quotes multiple songs from her hero. It's catchy enough, and having a song that constantly repeats the phrase "don't be a drag, be a queen," was something kinda revolutionary for the Grammys. It's a song of empowerment, though it doesn't go much deeper than saying "This is a song about empowerment,"  giving Gaga a tentatively positive post-"Fame Monster" first step.

After a break it was Miranda Lambert, performing "The House That Built Me." Lambert didn't win in the pre-show, but it's a beautiful number, and it showcases the less guns-and-booze side of the performer. It's detailed without being nostalgic, and after last year's corronation of Taylor Swift, Lambert shows that Grammy voters aren't immune to some old-fashioned singing.

-- Todd Martens

Photo credit: Los Angeles Times

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I wanted to see the grammys i missed it i forgot all about it,i was wondering how are they able to show pics like that if it hasn’t happened yet,i don't see what everyone gets out o flady gaga she sucks she tries to hard to stand out from the crowd and her music is stupid,i do some research and i see how lady gaga copies all of her wanna be unique styles form people way back in the 50s 60s and way back,theres only 1 song i like by her and that's bad romance that's the best song,but when you have no talent you have to do stupid things to get attention from people and shes living proof that's true.


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