Lady Gaga, The Sound Of Music, Academy Awards, Israel & The Super Bowl (Updated)

 

Lady-Gaga-Okay, I admit I had never taken the time to watch or listen to Lady Gaga.  All I knew about her (until fairly recently) was her weird costumes, on-stage antics, her LGBT advocacy etc.  Maybe a Madonna wannabe. In other words, I didn’t think she had anything to offer that I would want to buy.

I’m not about to become a Gaga groupie, but I did hear something that amazed me, although I have reason to believe that maybe I shouldn’t be amazed, because this woman has genuine talent!  If you did not watch the Academy Awards last year, then you probably didn’t hear this either; I saw it at PJMedia.

The other thing I learned via PJMedia is that she performed in Tel Aviv, Israel, and said to the crowd:

“Put your hands up and cheer for yourselves,” she told the crowd. “You are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f*cking love you, Israel.”

Afterward, she stressed that “the world view of Israel is just not reality.”

“It’s in a beautiful place, the people are in good spirits. I had a very emotional show with those fans. It was wonderful.”

Immediately after her performance at the Oscars on Sunday, the Twitter world began their hate campaign against Gaga, the ‘Zionazi’:

And, finally, but not the least, Gaga performed the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl 50:

But it was not only her stirring performance, but what she said about it, that impresses me:

just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean,” said Gaga. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.

No matter what you go through, the same as our country, that metaphor of ‘but the flag was still there’ is so powerful for me every time,” said Gaga. “I’m really singing it from the heart and I’m also singing it very true to the way it was written because that’s when I think it sounds its most majestic. There’s no greater honor than standing next to the Color Guard, the Flag, the Army and the Military and singing the National Anthem.

Gaga now has at least three check marks in the positive column, in my book.  What say you?

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31 Responses to Lady Gaga, The Sound Of Music, Academy Awards, Israel & The Super Bowl (Updated)

  1. ZurichMike says:

    She wants a career in Hollywood now, so is becoming more mainstream in her views perhaps.

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  2. mikayla825 says:

    Hi my name is Mikayla, and I have a confession. I’ve been a closet Lady GaGa fan for about six years now. 🤓

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  3. michellc says:

    I thought she was bats..t crazy and never heard her sing until Sunday. I honestly didn’t even know she could sing.

    My daughter was telling me she thought she had a come to Jesus meeting. That she had heard she said that she knew if she kept going down the path she was going she was going to be dead.

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    • stella says:

      I don’t think so. I think the craziness was more an act, to get attention, to build an audience. Before that, she was a lounge singer in New York, like Streisand, but Italian rather than Jewish (like Madonna). I think she was always more traditional than anybody knew.

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  4. taqiyyologist says:

    Cutie: What phone service do you have?

    Taq: Breast.

    Cutie: What?

    Taq: Boobs.

    Taq: BOOST. It’s called Boost Mobile, okay!!?

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Thanks for bringing that to our attention. I didn’t watch the Superbowl and didn’t hear her sing. I had no idea she was pretty, that she was sane, or that she could actually sing. Although, I did hear her with Tony Bennett one time and that should have been a clue. She did an amazing job on the National Anthem.

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  6. ImpeachEmAll says:

    Speaking of music,

    always had a soft spot

    for Kate Smith’s voice.

    A little audio history (Jack Webb) of a song’s origin.

    Part I:

    Part II:

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  7. lovely says:

    I like some of Lady GaGa’s music and was initially a bit fascinated with her after she wore her “meat dress” and didn’t seem to be your typical vapid performer.

    GaGa has a genius IQ (estimated to be higher than teh Donald :shocked: ) and was musical prodigy playing the piano at the age of 4 and accepted into the Manhattan School of Julliard when she was 11.

    She was raised Catholic but she is now generally against established religions.

    It’s more self-worship, I think, not of me. I’m teaching people to worship themselves.

    🙄

    One of her songs “Marry the Night” speaks to me of someone who really does live in a parallel world but is cognizant of the real world. I don’t think that GaGa is mentally ill but I think her genius gives her a uniques view of the world.

    A few very brief nude scenes, but the song and thoughts are genius IMO

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  8. texan59 says:

    I saw her sing at last years Oscars, and had heard a couple of her ditties with Tony Bennett. I came to the conclusion that she had some chops but wasn’t all that interested in hearing her very often. I was driving back to H-town when she sang the Star Spangled Banner. While not quite as good as Whitney Houston’s version, I was very impressed. Even more so after I read some of the stories the last couple days.

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  9. stella says:

    This interview with Julie Andrews (about Lady Gaga’s performance) is quite interesting.

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