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Friday, May 13, 2011

Lady Gaga Continues War Against Boring, Puts Fear Of Christ Into "American Idol" Contestants

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Bringing the exotic to the mundane -- and staying cool. How does Gaga do it?
  • Bringing the exotic to the mundane -- and staying cool. How does Gaga do it?

This week, Lady Gaga proved she could take any old rotten

lemons thrown at her and make delicious lemonade out of them, by appearing on

American Idol as a guest mentor. Which, frankly, we thought was a tad beneath

her. Especially since she's the kind of artist that would be lucky to make it

through the audition stage (as she herself noted), let alone be crowned winner of the thing.

Unless you count Adam Lambert, "weird" isn't really allowed

on Idol unless you're a judge (speaking of which, we have actually been

enjoying Steven Tyler a great deal this season - if crazy must be present on

the judging panel, we'll take him and his howling, leering lunacy over Paula Abdul's nonsensical rambling any day).

Anyway, on Gaga came, wearing giant hooves and not many

clothes (as is her way 24/7, apparently) and proceeded to work her magic by

groping contestants, asking them to embrace "evil," and making Scotty McCreery fear what Jesus would think. 

But what was truly amazing was that Gaga genuinely

seemed to give a shit. She put her heart and soul into this. She cared. She's

was passionate. She gave the contestants -- gasp! -- solid advice. And what's more, she took a show that is seriously lagging in the compulsive viewing stakes

right now (that's what The Voice is for, people) and made it a Must Watch.

We can only assume that this blind passion for nonsense is

also what convinced her that previewing songs from new album, Born This Way, on FarmVille

(that life-wasting, dull-as-dishwater Zynga "game" that's doing so well these days)

was a good idea.


Given the fact that Lady Gaga has about as much in common with FarmVille as a concept, as she does with Bolshevism, we have to assume she was

compelled to do this for the same reason she agreed to do Idol -- a personal war against


Maybe that's her new thing: taking our poor and our tired concepts and adding some sparkle, glamour and joyous goddamn lunacy. The obvious next step would be some cameos on past-their-sell-by-date sitcoms -- and, yes, if Gaga was on them, we'd totally watch those, too.

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