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Lady Gaga Cries, Hurls Shoe as 'So You Think You Can Dance' Judge: VIDEO


Lady Gaga was a guest judge on last night's So You Think You Can Dance, showing up in what appeared to be a vintage Versace suit (and an eyeliner flare that could have been seen as a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse).

She was particularly pleased with performances by Marko Germar and Melanie Moore, which caused her to break down in tears, and throw her shoe at the stage, respectively.

Gaga Daily explains:

The poignant moment came when Gaga broke down in tears following Marko Germar’s routine. “I’m just so proud of you,” she said. “There were so, so many things that I did wrong when I was younger and so many things that I wish I could take back, and I felt every moment of that through your dance tonight.”

But it was the final performance by Sasha and Melanie that impressed Gaga the most. She loved it so much she threw one of her 12-inch boots at the stage. “In the dance community, when you do a really good job, you throw your shoe at the stage.” she explained and added, “Everyone can pack up and go home, because that was the performance of the evening.”


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  1. did i imagine a fly crawling across gaga's hat in the first clip? i swear to god i saw it...

    Posted by: JC | Jul 28, 2011 9:03:55 AM

  2. I've been cynical for years about the dumbing down of television fare, but I give this show credit for offering up such art. Both dances were just brilliant.

    What is Marko's story that it was so emotional for his mother to be there?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jul 28, 2011 9:25:55 AM

  3. LOL, I saw the fly too...thought I was crazy at first.

    Posted by: MLH | Jul 28, 2011 9:32:10 AM

  4. Oh that Lady Gaga. One has to give credit to SYTYCD for bringing so many styles of dance to the public's awareness. There a have been some high emotional moments, especially when the dance revolves around the dancer and their mother, but last nights performance by Marko, was not one of them. So when the camera turned to the Gaga face, indeed with forementioned fly on hat, it was nothing less than a bewilderment. Gaga likes to be remembered and she certainly ramped up the attention with these histrionics, but in the end, it all felt a little like wrestling.

    Posted by: OhpleaseMike | Jul 28, 2011 9:34:54 AM

  5. I never dreamed I'd watch this show, but if it features hot shirtless men, half-decent Smiths covers, and real emotion, maybe I'll Tivo it.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 28, 2011 10:24:15 AM

  6. I love that she was a guest judge! I mean, is she not the utmost authority on all things dance? Because you know, she herself is a such a dancer among dancers. She's so well coordinated and never misses a step and is always in step with the rest of her troop. She's so graceful and poised on the dancefloor. She is the greatest dancer, she's our Martha Graham and Mikhail Baryshnikov all rolled up into one. She's a much better dancer than Madonna, Janet, Paula, Beyonce or Britney combined. None of those old bitches can outdance her. All hail Queen GaGa! Queen of the Dance!! Oh Mother Monster is there really nothing you can't do?!

    Posted by: The Greatest GaGa | Jul 28, 2011 10:25:11 AM

  7. Not to pick-knits, but Gaga cried after the Marko and Allison Holker routine. I feel compelled to correct, because, well, Allison Holker is a genius and deserves recognition for her work on the show ;)

    Posted by: j c w | Jul 28, 2011 10:33:10 AM

  8. Ah, nevermind - I realize you meant Marko and Melanie's dances, separately - got it!

    Posted by: j c w | Jul 28, 2011 10:34:12 AM

  9. Gaga would be the first to say that she is foremost a musician; one who spent years working on her craft as well as toiling many MANY hours in dance classes---it's the ones who sweated and worked the most who make the best judges. LOVE. HER.

    Posted by: Donny with a D | Jul 28, 2011 10:36:58 AM

  10. To add to the previous comments, I've seen flies hovering around a lot of 'live' broadcast shows lately (Bill Maher's last episode and a recent Evening News with Diane Sawyer). It's funny to watch folks expressions and how they pray the fly won't land on them again, lol.

    Posted by: Drew | Jul 28, 2011 12:34:16 PM

  11. GAGAG is a terrible dancer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: MATTSY | Jul 28, 2011 2:32:58 PM

  12. Both truly fantastic performances.

    MATTSY, you're comment is the one and only negative one here.

    Congratulations. You must be so much fun to be around.

    Posted by: Moo | Jul 28, 2011 5:25:21 PM

  13. I love her, cannot wait to see her tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!!!! gonna rock! I guess you can still win tickets on the JKL website!?!?!?! good luck fellow monsters!

    Posted by: Dee | Jul 28, 2011 7:07:34 PM

  14. It's all just lowbrow pop culture kitsch. Only a few years ago gay men had taste and a sense of connoisseurship; it's sad that our standards have fallen to the lowest common denominator.

    Posted by: asdfas | Jul 28, 2011 7:43:16 PM

  15. Been a fan of this show for years. Unlike a LOOOT of reality TV this is one of the few shows where many of the contestants, particularly the top 10, will be able to go on and have great, steady careers as a result of being on this show, even if they don't win. The dancers are genuinely cream-of-the-crop good most of the time.

    One of Lady Gaga's first performances on US television was on this show, with the song "Just Dance." One of the show's contestants, Mark Kanemura also went on to become one of her backup dancers. He was on her tours, and you can see him behind Gaga in the video for "Judas."

    Posted by: antisaint | Jul 28, 2011 7:51:18 PM

  16. I got choked up during that performance last night. Something about the raw emotion on display. I also thought she was a fantastic judge who didn't fawn all over the choreographers like everyone else does. She called a few of them out and gave decent advice too.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 28, 2011 8:39:32 PM

  17. MOO, if you think MATTYS's comment was the only negative comment, I think you need to study up on interpreting ironic hyperbole. Don't be offended; Lady Gaga at least has the hyperbolic part down. She does it all the time.

    Rebecca Black is "a genius"? Amy Winehouse "changed the face of pop music forever"? (And no disrespect to Winehouse, she was great, but her whole thing was throwbacks to the jazz and blues of the past, not a reinvention of pop music. Gaga's comment is hyperbole that misses the point. At least Adele was able to make an astute observation about what made Amy Winehouse musically significant.) And now this?

    Histronics is right. Keep pumping that PR machine, girl! If you just keep spouting positive fluff and pop culture platitudes that lacks substance, people will remember you forever!

    Posted by: luminum | Jul 28, 2011 9:22:51 PM

  18. Urgh... She's so fake.


    And, yes, Lady Gaga is a terrible dancer.

    Posted by: Mawk | Jul 29, 2011 2:03:35 AM

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