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

I noticed that someone viewed this post from 2016 today. It’s an interesting one, so I decided to repost it after updating the videos (which had been taken down apparently.)

Enjoy the music!

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

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I missed this before. I have heard her just sing and she does have a beautiful voice. I really relate to and like what she said about the National Anthem, that it should be sung as is. It always bothered me that the famous singers would sing and make it about themselves and how they could sing. I believe I heard Whitney Huston and Celine Dion both sing it and disliked both.

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  2. czarina33 says:

    She did an album with Tony Bennett, “Cheek to Cheek”

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  3. MIKE says:

    I liked her Star Spangled Banner performance, probably the only Lady Gaga song I have listened to the finish. And it was good, like you said.
    But I won’t be joining her fan club anytime soon. The costumes, the make-up, the political drama and controversy detracts from the talent.
    I’d rather see a woman like Tal Wilkenfeld, an Australian singer-songwriter-musician, get the recognition and accolades she deserves.
    When you are selected to go on tour with the likes of Chick Corea and Jeff Beck, among others,
    then you got some serious chops.
    here’s a yootoob clip about her.
    I hope you enjoy it, it has some neat interviews about her with some cool musicians.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      Boy would you ever get along with Wooley, who used to comment here. Wooley loved music like Wilkenfeld’s.
      Wilkenfeld is a way different type of musician than Gaga. Gaga is more of the performer, while Wilkenfeld is in it for the total music experience.
      Each are excellent in their own way and genre, but the twain shall not meet. Which is ok, all kinds are needed and appreciated.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    Gaga began her public life during my torrenting days. It was obvious she had a nice voice, but this was during the Miley Cyrus Shock-‘Em time, so Gaga was packaged as a Shocker. Gaga’s music was nice bubble-gum pop, but nothing spectacular. Gaga’s vids were def Shockers.

    But Gaga wanted to be taken seriously as a singer. She took voice lessons from the best voice coaches, and teamed up with some serious singers like czarina had upthread.
    Was so pleased for her when she finally achieved her dream – as a real, serious singer.
    But yes, Gaga really does enjoy the money, too.

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