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VMA Performances! Lady Gaga, Adele – Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse Tributes

Britney: "Y'all who's this boy that wants tuh kiss me and all?"

There was much talk over how Lady Gaga would top herself after her last two appearances at the VMAs. She opened the show this year with a monologue, in character as Jo Calderone. It went on a bit long, but her performance of “You & I” was great. Queen‘s Brian May joined her on guitar. Look at how excited Dave Grohl was to see him take the stage!

Jo” stayed in character all night, and even shared a smoke with Adele. Jo could be seen drinking with Tony Bennet in the audience.

Adele provided one of the classier moments of the night with her performance of “Someone Like You.” Just Adele, and a piano. They could have gotten someone better than Katy Perry to introduce her though.  Ugh.

One of the things I was looking forward to was the Britney Spears tribute, and shame on me for thinking MTV would go all out. I was disappointed, it could have been so much better. No Madonna, no Janet! These are her heroes, all we got were some janky kids. Oh well, at least there was an almost kiss between Brit and Jo. I know some people thought Gaga made Britney’s tribute and Video Vanguard Award all about her, but it actually made it more interesting.

Bruno Mars, Performing "Valerie" for Amy Winehouse

The tribute to the late Amy Winehouse was much better. Her friends Russell Brand and Tony Bennett talked about working with her, and the true talent that we lost.

Tony and Amy

You can’t just be a jazz singer, either,” Bennett added. “Either you’ve got it, or you haven’t got it, and Amy had the whole gift.

Bruno Mars performed the hell out of “Valerie” and made me tear up.

Amy, you’ll be missed.

Lady Gaga Opening VMAs – Badass Video Promo

 

Flanked by fans in Times Square for  the live ‘MTV First: Lady Gaga‘ event Thursday night, it was announced that Lady Gaga would be opening this year’s Video Music Awards. The news might have been a little underwhelming for some fans who assumed she would be performing anyway. Gaga is nominated for four VMAs, including Best Female Video for “Born This Way,” and Best Choreography for “Judas.

The awards will be held in Los Angeles this year at the Nokia Theater on Sunday, August 28th. Along with the first jazzy promo, MTV premiered a new promo featuring her songs “Government Hooker” and “Heavy Metal Lover“.

Check it out!

Lady Gaga – ‘Edge of Glory’ Official Video

 

Gaga in Vintage Gianni Versace

Go take a look at Lady Gaga’s new video for Edge of Glory.  I’ll be over here.

I’m reading a lot of hate about the latest video from Gaga–everything from “what’s with the 80’s SAX player?

Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons and Bruce Springsteen

I’ll tell you what’s up, kids–that’s 69 year old CLARENCE CLEMONS from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street BandLook it UP, Donna. (By the way, The Big Man suffered a stroke earlier this week and is still listed in serious condition.)

MJ dancing down the street...

I’ll agree that Edge of Glory didn’t give me goosebumps like Bad Romance or Born This Way, but I appreciate the 80’s feel of the video.  Oh, nostalgia.  It reminded me of MJ’s Billie Jean, Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to Do With It, and even Terri Nunn from the 80’s band Berlin.

Miss Tina Turner

Terri Nunn from the 80's band BERLIN

I also appreciate the low-budget sound stage feel–the fire escape and window, dancing down a dark, wet city street–you know, like three-quarters of every 80’s video ever to air on MTV.  I believe it’s called an HOMAGE?


Do your homework before you start bitching about something you clearly know nothing about.