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Watch: Lady Gaga Leaps from the 'Edge of Glory' on 'Idol' Finale

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Lady Gaga took a dramatic leap from a perch high over the American Idol finale stage with dancer Mark Kanemura at the end of her "Edge of Glory" performance last night.

So what did everyone think of the Idol results?

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

BTW, Amazon is repeating its $.99 offer on Born This Way today since it crashed their servers last time.


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  1. I don't know anyone who watches American Idol anymore... at least no one who will admit it. But we did happen to flip by it for a few minutes several weeks ago, and that country bumpkin was singing an Elvis song. It was beyond terrible.

    Posted by: nodnarb | May 26, 2011 9:45:43 AM


  2. AA! Fierceity-fierce-fierce.

    fierce hat. fierce chola-inspired bandanna (per her new post-Judas era).

    i will follow this b!tch to the Edge any day. she makes it easier to come home for the holidays (or any time) to my bigoted parents.

    Posted by: redball | May 26, 2011 9:47:08 AM


  3. ps: why did the sax sound like it was full of socks? :-(

    Posted by: redball | May 26, 2011 9:52:58 AM


  4. LOVE HER!

    Posted by: CRISPY | May 26, 2011 9:56:38 AM


  5. gaga good but I can't keep my eyes of Mark. Love him since he was SYTYCD

    Posted by: ousslander | May 26, 2011 10:00:44 AM


  6. I hope this annoyed the redneck Christianist viewers who voted Scotty McCreery in as American Idol.

    Posted by: Philo | May 26, 2011 10:06:26 AM


  7. It really is a shame that, with all the really talented and interesting contestants, a guy who can barely sing and was NEVER EVEN ASKED to sing anything but country, would have won. How boring. Will look forward to his episode of "What Ever Happened to..." in five years.

    I would comment on Lauren but, frankly, I don't remember a single song she sang.

    Posted by: TC | May 26, 2011 10:09:33 AM


  8. Hopefully that led to the garbage chute lol

    Posted by: james | May 26, 2011 10:12:36 AM


  9. The final show was nearly 90% pop music including the Gaga number...how in the world did that thing end up a hootenanny with the most boring members of the season?
    But back to Gaga...the hat was a reminder that its all been done before, in this case, a Cyndi Lauper inspired headdress and a melody that hinted at three other songs. Gaga is good at writing these anthems and she is always entertaining as any spectacle is.

    Posted by: OhpleaseMike | May 26, 2011 10:16:45 AM


  10. It was a little pitchy, dawg.

    I think the budget should provide for a new saxophone and/or player. It reminded me of the song Sax Man by The Lonely Island, where the guy can't play every time he has a solo.

    Anyways, Alfred E. Neuman won. Great.

    Posted by: Wes | May 26, 2011 10:34:11 AM


  11. I have never watched American Idol until this season. I was intrigued by the Adam Lambert stuff posted here on Towleroad, so I gave the current season a chance. I've loved it, but I could see the writing on the wall a good dozen episodes ago. Scotty is young, he wears a cross around his neck, and he's an aw-shucks, non-threatening man-boy who is pure catnip to Midwestern tween girls. He can't sing his way out of a paper bag, the judges gave him an un-earned pass on every damn song he ever did, and Haley proved last night that she could confidently match style with Tony Bennett, but hey - Scotty loves his momma. He was the weakest singer onstage during the entire evening's entertainment.
    He needs to cash-in FAST, because those young girls ovulating at the sight of him won't stay young for much longer.
    Haley is the new Adam Lambert!

    Posted by: Papa Tony | May 26, 2011 10:35:23 AM


  12. The battle lines are being drawn with Gaga. Read Chicago Sun-Times's review of the new album... She is overblown and tiresome.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2011/05/cd_review_lady_gaga_born_this.html#comments

    Posted by: Daniel | May 26, 2011 10:39:59 AM


  13. Battle lines? You do realize that such over the top polarization only plays into Gaga's marketing strategy and becomes a reflection of her cultural relevance.

    Posted by: Wes | May 26, 2011 10:49:14 AM


  14. How come no one is talking about Judas Priest?

    Posted by: maxx40 | May 26, 2011 10:55:26 AM


  15. into the volcano!!!

    Posted by: kodiak | May 26, 2011 11:27:05 AM


  16. I don't know, Daniel. Rolling Stone, arguable the most esteemed Pop/Rock/Rap periodical called "Born This Way" "brilliant," and gave it a sterling write up! http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/born-this-way-20110520

    Posted by: Mack | May 26, 2011 11:31:22 AM


  17. American Idols are Idols like American Cheese is Cheese.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 26, 2011 11:40:25 AM


  18. Her headpiece made me think "Tim Curry from Legend"

    Posted by: Stephen | May 26, 2011 11:40:54 AM


  19. @Mack Yeah, because Gaga was on the cover of Rolling Stone. You don;t expect them top put her on the cover and trash her CD do you?

    Posted by: Dear John | May 26, 2011 11:43:03 AM


  20. Great performance, but the bit where she and the boytoy were dancing around on top of the cliff looked for all the world like Ross and Monica's Routine from "Friends".

    Posted by: Dave | May 26, 2011 11:45:24 AM


  21. literal much? tacky. messy. embarrassing. girl's got talent, but needs to focus on quality. honestly makes me long for a certain Bonnie Tyler video....

    Posted by: meh | May 26, 2011 11:54:49 AM


  22. I love Mark...what a total hottie. Go Gaga.

    Posted by: Brian | May 26, 2011 11:59:14 AM


  23. Agree with those here who've commented on what a disappointment it was to see these two finalists, and very much in particular Scotty, as the last ones standing. Never in its ten years has a season fallen as short of its initial promise as this one. The top 13 included several contenders who could have easily gone up against winners from past seasons: Pia, Stefano, Haley and, at moments, James and Jacob. For Scotty, a one-trick pony who was never once challenged to leave his comfort zone and who never received criticisms from the judges all season, to be left standing after those others were given the boot both made this season a big disappointment and confirmed what we already know: it's more valuable to appeal to Red America (plus tween girls) in this competition than to actually be one of the best singers or performers on the stage.

    Also, the judges ended up being worse this season than in any prior season. Every performance was "amazing." I could count on my hands the number of critical assessments rendered all year. Had Simon been around to critique Scotty, he would have put him through the ringer.

    Posted by: Patric | May 26, 2011 11:59:31 AM


  24. Rob Sheffied who wrote the review for Rolling Stone is a huge fan and Gaga champion. He's also the moron who claimed that while Born This Way, the song, is a complete ripoff of Madonna's Express Yourself, it is better because it is faster. Not only is he a terrible writer, but it is against principle for an all out fan to write a review in what was once the rock bible and has degenerated into nonsense over the past few years as readership has dwindled. In order to compensate for this, they embraced idiotic and disposable pop that they wouldn't have even acknowledged 15 years ago. Therefore, I would hardly say that the sycophantic nonsense Sheffield wrote has any true bearing whatsoever. The album reviews have been mixed at best, and like all modern pop singers, Gaga will eventually be seen only for her over the top outfits, bland Eurodance retreading and a frankly iffy live voice. I'm really amused when people say she can sing live. She is flat throughout most of her performances and has absolutely no nuance whatsoever. Her dancing seems to get worse and worse. I can see what she is going for, but that requires confidence and agility, and she really has neither when it comes to dancing. Just my opinion, of course.

    Posted by: Alex N | May 26, 2011 12:13:11 PM


  25. Rolling Stone hasn't been esteemed in a very long while.

    Posted by: nodnarb | May 26, 2011 12:17:22 PM


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