Gaga? “Lady Gaga wows the Oscars”

By  CityFella

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga) raised the bar to the stratosphere last night at 87th Oscars.

The brave 28 year old took on Julie Andrews .in a tribute to the Sound of Music featuring : The Theme Song, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and Climb Every Mountain .

Earning a standing ovation from the stars in the Dolby Theater and getting the highest praise from Dame Julie Andrews who thanked her “for that wonderful tribute” before talking about the famous film and listing the nominees for the Best Original Score.

“Dear Lady Gaga, thank you for that wonderful tribute. Oh my God. It really warmed my heart, it really did,” she said.

 The Performance


Lady Gaga doing “The Sound of Music” proud: Talk about your biggest jaw-dropper of the night. Looking elegant and fetching, Lady Gaga wowed us through a stupendous “The Sound of Music” medley with a performance that blew our lederhosen right off!

Randy Myers: San Jose Mercury News

Gaga ran through the title song, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and Climb Every Mountain, before embracing Julie Andrews, who starred in the 1965 film adaptation. The film won five Academy Awards including best picture and in today’s dollars remains the third-highest grossing film in US box office history. Reporters in the room said the performance brought many in the audience to tears.

Michael Koziol: The Sydney Morning Herald

If you’d told me tonight I’d be listening to Lady Gaga sing The Sound of Music, I’da told you to put the crackpipe down. #girlcansingthough!Karen Walrond 

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of iconic musical The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga gave a powerful rendition of the titular theme song, and a mash-up performance of the film’s score.The popstar, known for her avant garde fashion sense and larger-than-life stage persona, reminded an international audience that she is first and foremost an incredibly talented vocalist.  Freya Drohan: Irish Independent

Gaga Beyond Limits

We live in a era of autotune and carefully crafted performers who can’t perform outside the studio.  A few years ago I saw Lady Gaga sit down at a piano on “The View” and blew the audience away.

Sorry Kate Perry, Beyonc’e, and quite a few performers. Gaga is the real thing.  She a singer who can sit down and sing, without the trappings of background singers and dancers.

I wandered what effect  the collaboration with Tony Bennett had on her “Monsters’ her core audience.   Apparently last night, her core, cause a spike in the telecast last night via Twitter.

Monday Morning

Gaga, you don’t need the gimmicks anymore.   Nearly every Oscar discussion today will include her performance.

Broadway, will come calling soon.

February 2015 will be memorable month for Stefani , who was just engaged to Chicago Fire star,Taylor Kinney



Published by CityFella

Moved to the Big Tomata in the nineties from San Francisco. No Suburbs for me with its single colored houses and lawns and the excitement of pulling out my trash can once a week. I'm a CityFella , a part time New Yorker. I'm happiest in the Center City where people the streets and people are alive. I'm still waiting to buy a 34th floor condo somewhere downtown/Midtown with a nightclub. "Hurry I'm old" My politics are somewhere in the middle with a needle that constantly moves. I'm too liberal to be a Republican and too conservative to be a Democrat. Everything interests me . I've come to love Sacratomato, Its a nice town in cheap sensible shoes .

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