1. Andrew says

    I thought it was interesting that they lavished a lot of attention on the semi-nude guys until the scene where they started caressing each other. Then it was only tight shots of Gaga and her male caresser and long-distance shots.

  2. Raven says

    I watched AI last night. I don’t know how much of a conscience decisionit was but they seemed to have edited out almost all of the scenes where the guys were dancing together. Only caught brief flashes. Quite disappointing

  3. says

    A little better, but I think the goth forest styling with the cheesy fire angel need to go. I demand better for my theme song, girl! Get a mantilla and some castanets and dress your boys up in matador pants.

  4. OC Guy says

    Was it edited in some TV markets and not others? I just watched the clip online, it looks excatly like what I saw last night broacast in LA.

  5. Juan says

    Maybe now Jason will finally shut up about Lady Gaga not showing any male-male sensuality. I liked the performance, but I think Idol limited what could have been a spectacular performance.

  6. says

    WOW! I am a huge GaGa fan, but I also find myself in agreement with Richie and Q. I thought the performance (edited or not) was a hot mess (and not in a good way). Frankly, the song itself is either an ode to Madonna or simply rehash of La Isla Bonita (which I never liked either).

    Regardless, I’ll indulge her on this one and let it slip by. There are far better songs off of Fame Monster.

  7. bgoldmund says

    Gaga is amazing. To think she was on a minor stage at the Gay Pride Events of 2008 in San Francisco. Two years later the most watched woman in the world. Astonishing. A few weeks ago someone on this site complained that she did not advance man to man relationships. Well, I guess this video fixed that.

  8. Caleb says

    This whole idea that Gaga is the next coming of Madonna is so insulting I can’t even see straight. I realize each generation needs their Idol and Gaga is for many, but she’s no Madonna. Yes, she probably has a better voice, but her gimmicks are transparent and ridiculous. Madonna was edgy. This is not edgy. It’s awful.

    Gaga is that girl who was nerdy in high school and hung out with the gay guys and was fortunate enough to have a voice and willingness to embarrass herself so now she’s famous. She’s campy and I respect her for that and can be entertained by that. But when I hear gay guys rave about her genius and brilliance, I throw up in my mouth a little.

  9. bading says

    I love that she is now doing full-on Terence Koh. His humongous black rubber-dipped Baccarat crystal chandelier would look particularly gruesome in that set.

  10. SAM says

    AT ROB- It’s nice somebody else noticed too!
    That is MARK from So You Think You Can Dance on the left side of the picture. I’m so glad he’s working with Gaga still. He performed with her at the MTV Music Awards too.

  11. says

    Other than the first few phrases at the opening, and a half second in the middle, this clip is the same as what was aired. AI is so padded it really doesn’t need to trim it’s star performances at all. I speed forward through all of Ryan’s needless so-called-tension-building-suspense of “you stand on this side of the stage, now you sit down, now you do a backflip to the chair because you’re safe, yada yada yada”.

  12. Jeff says

    The video is in iTunes. I think it’s the full performance, seeing as it’s 6 minutes and 30 seconds. At least we have it in a decent enough quality.

  13. Paul R says

    AI sucks, and this variation is part of the reason. The clip posted by Brooks is completely different from what they showed last night (I TiVo’d it for the first and last time, to see her perform). Much more male flesh and male-male interaction than I saw on my feed. Though if someone on Gaga’s team designed those men’s outfits, they should be fired. They came up way too high. Still, her blond backup dancer is always a delight to behold.

    It’s also so pathetic that they have Ryan Seacrest do things like say, “I’ll talk to you later, OK?” to a female audience member. So unconvincing.

  14. Emilio M says

    I admire her talent, but this song is too formulaic for my taste. Try singing or playing almost any Ace of Base’s slow songs- “Don’t turn around”, or “All that she wants” or even “The Sign” on top of this & voila = instant mashup (they are even in the same key!)

    I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes…

  15. Kenn says

    I agree with many of the comments made, particularly the similarity of the song to Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita.” As far as the disappointment with what was actually shown on Idol, no one seems to have commented that, after all, it is on FOX.

Leave A Reply