Lady Gaga to Perform on 'American Idol' Plus 'Born This Way Music Video Premiere

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According to Perez Hilton, Lady Gaga is set to perform on the American Idol Finale.

But LadyGagaPromotions tweets her performance date as May 19.  The finale is the 19th? Seems a little early, doesn’t it?  Update:  May sweeps ends on May 25. The finale has to air early this year if it’s to end on a Thursday.

Perez says it’s the earliest Idol has ever booked a finale act, but I would not take his word for that either

Update:  Lot’s of sci fi and violent graphic birth imagery in the Gaga video. Mm. I think I’m officially over her.

BONUS: Born This Way Music Video after the JUMP…

 
  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s cool. I’m not a big fan, but Gaga is always entertaining. I wonder who approached who for this appearance?

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    So GaGa will appear on Idol for the third year in a row. They sure love her. Hehe.

  • windmills

    Does that mean the AI finale’s on May 19th not May 26th? I thought I’d read the schedule had the finale on May 26th but that might not have been confirmed.

  • Incipit

    Eh. Lady Gaga has an Idol connection – with her Season7 “Poker Face” appearance, maybe another? and IIRC, she was on the bill with Archie for at least one Jingle Ball appearance in 2008, before her star had risen so high – there are pictures. She was sweet to Archie – but, who wouldn’t be?

    Having her on the Finale is likely a good ‘get’ for Idol – and I can easily just skip her video from that night.

  • terps

    This video was horrible…. But she does have an Idol connection because I believe Idol was her first performance on a really big TV show

  • tripp_ncwy

    I have no words for this video.

  • renataamelo

    Oh I hated this video! I don´t get the pointy face and shoulders at all! And why does she always has to be wearing only underwear? She started to loose me on Alejandro…Born this way is not getting me back on board…

  • SpenserJ

    Lot’s of sci fi and violent graphic birth imagery in the Gaga video. Mm. I think I’m officially over her.

    Ditto that mj. This video is dumb, and the song is just trite. By the time she shows up on the AI finale, I’ll likely be so sick of her that I’ll take a potty break thn.

  • thebluemartini

    I was afraid Gaga wouldn’t want to be on Idol again after they edited her Alejandro performance last season!

  • BootStar

    Maybe they’ll have Madonna on, too, so they can duet.

  • Duke

    I loved it.

    The Illuminati conspirators are going to have a field day with this…

  • Buffynut

    thebluemartini:
    02/28/2011 at 11:34 am
    I was afraid Gaga wouldn’t want to be on Idol again after they edited her Alejandro performance last season!

    Me too! I am shocked! She really “went off” on them after her appearance last year. I think it is still the ultimate showcase for a song and it is after all, all about making money.

  • J9BT

    I can understand her tear at the end. I had quite a few myself for having wasted 7 minutes of my life watching this.

  • bridgette12

    At least Idol know that they are guaranteed good ratings for the finale. It won’t be a repeat of last years borefest. But why announce it so early, they should have waited a couple of weeks before the finale to do it.

  • milwlovesadam

    I actually like Gaga. I listen to her CD’s often. I have loved her videos, especially Bad Romance and Telephone. However, this video is a whole bunch of crap all rolled into one. Graphic awful sci-fi birthing, heaven and hell dichotomies, death imagery, and a nearly nude Gaga dancing again. She has a killer body. I get it. And, really, a big pink triangle, unicorns and rainbows? Killing us with her message in a mess of a video doesn’t spread her message of acceptance of LBGT issues. It makes it soooo weird.

    I truly hope Adam can do better with his Aftermath remix coming out soon. Gaga missed the boat on this. Big Time.

  • Kirsten

    The first 2:29 minutes of exposition are, to use a phrase Simon liked, indulgent. And kind of gross.

    That video is one hot mess.

  • bmms

    Does anyone know what the heck are those pointy things on her shoulders?

    Video was not entertaining.

  • newinNM

    That was just disturbing, and once the weird stuff ended it was just some chick dancing in her underwear, yep officially over Gaga. Just can’t see watching this on VH1 at 9am with my morning coffee. But of course her monsters will love it and Idol will get good ratings and life will go on. (shrug)

  • Dakota01

    The problem I have with Lady Gaga’s videos is that they don’t fit the songs. The message of the song was lost in the over the top production and, therefore, a wasted opportunity. It should have been a celebration of being born “different”, and I didn’t get that from the video.

    But no worries, it will have 100 million views in no time. I do think you either “get” Gaga or you don’t.

  • milwlovesadam

    Dakota, I agree. However, as someone who “gets” Gaga, I still think this video is a whole lotta mess. It feels like there were a ton of artists who wanted on the Gaga creative money train, so she just swirled them into a big pot and they produced this mess. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

  • sma11ie

    I had quite a few myself for having wasted 7 minutes of my life watching this.

    It’s SEVEN minutes long? Does she think she’s like, Michael Jackson, now? But it sounds like there’s no plot, just a jumbled mess of imagery? Self-indulgent, much? Heh, I noticed Kirsten used the same “Simon-ism” :).

  • lorismile

    I think I’m officially over her.

    Ditto. Seriously. I’m really disappointed. This song is supposed to be an “anthem” (in her words anyway) and she uses someone else’s music and this is the video? This is the video for THE gay rights song???

    So over her indulgence. She could have made a wonderful video emphasizing the important words to this song and instead she makes it all about herself. Surprise, surprise….

  • jericho

    What a huge, steaming pile of self-indulgent crap.

  • plays strings

    Um. Yeah. Okay then.

    The song itself is pretty good.

    By the way… what is there to “get”.

  • Indigobunting

    OMG. LOL.

    As Simon says, can we say self-indulgent??

    That made me laugh.

    I guess I’ll never be a grandmother someday after my daughter has recurring nightmares over the childbirth imagery.

  • milwlovesadam

    To me, the one who got it right, is Ricky Martin, his “The Best Thing About Me is You” video says a lot more about acceptance than this steaming pile of visual sh*t.

  • weareallinnocent

    Well, I’ll join the, what, one other voice on the thread who liked it? :-) The birth imagery was graphic, but violent? Am I so jaded that I missed that? I do watch a lot of NCIS and such, so maybe I am desensitized. lol

    Lady Gaga is just one of those artists who I find amazingly interesting. I like viewing her work. And, I enjoyed this, although I’m not sure yet that I “get” it. It’s not my fav video or song of hers, but count me among the two here who liked it. Heh.

  • TwigLA

    I’ve never gotten Gaga in the first place. She makes me cringe and without the weird I doubt she’d get a second glance/listen from the majority of her monsters or anyone else.. This was just a mess. She does have a nice body.

  • Anmor

    Don’t like the song but I do like the kalidoscope effect with the birth images. I also like the pointy shoulders. But it probably won’t replace the Bad Romance video in my affections.

  • CindyM

    milwlovesadam:
    02/28/2011 at 12:26 pmTo me, the one who got it right, is Ricky Martin, his “The Best Thing About Me is You” video says a lot more about acceptance than this steaming pile of visual sh*t.

    I’ll agree, but I’d add Pinks “Fucking Perfect” and Xtina’s “Beautiful” videos to the list of great videos about the same theme.

  • justshootme

    ..instead she makes it all about herself.

    Sums it up for me. And I have a hard time buying her “misfit messiah” message while she’s flaunting her perfect body just as much as some bimbo in any other pop video. Pointy shoulders or not.

    Over her.

  • Anmor

    Maybe she is trying to counteract the cheesiness of the song by using macabre images instead of inspiring ones. Better idea: don’t write a cheesy song in the first place.

  • IdolThoughts

    I’ll be the odd one out and say that I like Gaga and her video. I admire that she’s so committed to her art. I don’t pretend to understand everything, nor would I be capable of doing/wearing/saying/being what she is…but I don’t knock her for it. It’s cool to see something completely different. I like the song a lot. It’s pop friendly but carries a simple message that people need to hear more often. My 4 year old boy was singing, “I’m beautiful in my way cuz God makes no mistakes…” That in itself was music to my ears.

  • Miss Chaos

    Looking at her dancing around almost nekid for about 5 minutes, while she is working on having an O_____, adkfa;dkfje;lhf, what was that noise, OH, me gagging and throwing up, glad I will never have to watch it again, shes a mess, and it was a mess, no need to get her, I am not so interested in getting her, I hope she goes far far away soon. UGGGGGGGGGGGG!

  • Chicagolaw

    LOL, IdolThoughts, my 4 yr. old daughter came up to me the other day and, out of the blue, said, “don’t be a drag, just be a queen!” I about died. The poor child is obviously spending way too much time in the car listening to KISS while I taxi her brothers all over town to their various sports practices. I have figured out that the secret to a successful pop song is to have a hook that a 4 yr. old can sing.
    The video is a hot mess, but Gaga has a killer body.

  • aa618892

    Parts of this video made me cringe and other parts made me giggle. However, at no time did I feel inspired in any way. Gaga’s best video to me is still Bad Romance and she has yet to top it, IMO. Certainly not with this one.

  • aa618892

    The Illuminati conspirators are going to have a field day with this…

    LOL!

  • koshka

    I have figured out that the secret to a successful pop song is to have a hook that a 4 yr. old can sing.

    That is my exact theory too. I came up with the same conclusion last year when my daughter started singing some pop songs after only hearing them once or twice. If it is catchy enough for a 4/5 year old then I’ll be a hit. I’m not kidding either. On in a slightly different vein.. my now 6 year old daughter sings Bohemian Rhapsody lines in the middle of the mall and always picks the choice one or two lines that makes me cringe.

  • jericho

    Does anyone know what the heck are those pointy things on her shoulders?

    Large pimples? Oh wait, it’s probably something deep that someone with my limited intelligence and creativity can’t hope to understand.

  • OnePlusSix

    SO SAD!!…Gaga definitely missed the mark with this video. The song is catchy and I like the message portrayed with the lyrics, even though it’s a bit repetitive. However, the video just lost everything that the lyrics tried so hard to be. I love Gaga’s music and think she’s extremely talented but I must say this video is just “big time bad” with no substance whatsoever. I was so looking forward to what she would do to enhance the song but she failed (for this monster). But hey, there’s always another tomorrow and another video. So I’ll enjoy the song WITHOUT the video….dance on.

  • CindyM

    Finally got to see the video. Holy VaJayJay!!

    I didn’t think the birthing stuff was violent, tho. But the pretensiousness in the opening sequence is prime stuff for mockery :)

  • luval

    This video stunk. What the hell happened with this woman? I wasted 7 plus minutes watching this crap and it turns out to be a GaGa dance video with some colors. That’s all I’m going to say.

  • bridgette12

    I am not one of her little monsters, but I think this is perfect for her fanbase. They will love this over the top, pretentious, self absorbed, ego feeding monument to Gaga’s greatness. Gaga is not for everyone and she don’t pretend to be, neither do she care to be. She’s a freak show and not trying to hide it. No this not a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s big and bold and it just draws more attention to Gaga and her latest single.

  • BootStar

    Finally got to see the video. Holy VaJayJay!!

    ROTFLMAO. I thought I saw some ovaries and a uterus in there too. But maybe it’s just a giant moving Rorshach test.

  • kradamour

    Damn.
    I was so looking forward to the video! The song for me is too derivative but still catchy, and I have loved GaGa’s little movies that pass for music vids.
    Got home, saw this was posted, didn’t even go back to close the door and immediately clicked on the video. Woot!
    (7 minutes later…)
    Um. Well okay then. (shakes head to loosen collapsed brains) WTF? Let’s watch again.
    (7 more minutes later)
    Well…the good: there is a lot going on. It isn’t boring. Some of the imagery is amazingly well presented in an Aliens kind of way. Was waiting for an alien to burst from her chest, actually.

    The bad: um…well…there is a lot of GaGa in her underwear. Not sure why she still thinks she has to sell music with her body (which is admittedly hot). Not sure why it is so dark and angry, if it is an anthem of acceptance and love. Not sure why there is a scene from Hair toward the end when the bodies are all over one another. Okay, I’ll buy into the self-indulgent label. Not necessarily always a bad thing, but here it is.

    I tried to love it, I really did. But I couldn’t. I don’t hate it, it’s just a shoulder shrug for me. But with the “meh” reception of the song itself, and charges of plagiarism, she needed a GREAT vid for it. This wasn’t that. IMHO, of course.

    Doubtless there will be those who love it (GaGa, for example). I do think it’s interesting, if something of a hot mess, and I will watch it again.
    But it wasn’t what I was looking forward to, and I don’t think it was what GaGa needed. This adds a lot of fuel to team “she’s nuts”, and that makes me sad because GaGa is a huge talent. “Speechless” is one of the most amazing songs I have ever heard, one of the half dozen favorite songs of my life. The Fame Monster is part of my daily life. Love it and her, but this…

    Eyes shut and hoping hard that the album exhibits a little more self-restraint…I want to love it, and I want GaGa to make music for a long time and be hugely successful. But I am not optimistic on any count.

  • tinawina

    I kept wanting to feed her a sandwich.

    Other than that its just typical Gaga crazy shit with some dancing spliced in.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    The birth imagery was graphic, but violent? Am I so jaded that I missed that?

    Having a gun pop out of your vagina seems kinda violent to me.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    lol mj

    wtf…? that video…o_0

    she needs to eat!

  • IdolThoughts

    I don’t think she needs to eat…she’s healthy looking to me. She works out all the time and has a bangin’, athletic body. Did you see those buns? Dayum!

  • kradamour

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUdb68CjRy0
    Lady GaGa video meaning and analysis…

  • bridget

    I liked it.

  • chicksineggz

    That’s cool. I’m not a big fan, but Gaga is always entertaining. I wonder who approached who for this appearance?

    Well I happened to be incredibly bored by her performance of Alejandro last year on Idol.

    Lady Gaga needs a break. She’s just trying way too hard now, and nothing makes sense. For the Idol finale, I think she should just sing and play the piano.

  • kradamour

    Lady Gaga needs a break. She’s just trying way too hard now, and nothing makes sense.

    ITA. There is almost a sense of desperation…you can’t always top yourself. Sometimes it is time to pull back and go acoustic and remind peeps that you have some natural talent.

    Adam has said that his next CD will be less rhinestones, and he put out an acoustic EP. GaGa would do well to do something similar before she is known for being known, and not for being talented. Girl can sing, but who notices?

    I really, reaally want her to have the long career that she obviously wants. But there is something in her that wants to crash and burn. And a fragility that is endearing – example, the last Leno show. He obviously loves her but she was so uncomfortable on his set…I thought of the infamous egg, and that she herself could literally crack while we watched.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    ITA. There is almost a sense of desperation…you can’t always top yourself. Sometimes it is time to pull back and go acoustic and remind peeps that you have some natural talent.

    Adam has said that his next CD will be less rhinestones, and he put out an acoustic EP. GaGa would do well to do something similar before she is known for being known, and not for being talented. Girl can sing, but who notices?

    Pop music is not a singing competition and everyone knows that Lady GaGa can sing better than your average popstar.
    She is obviously full of ideas and motivation. She is what, 23, 24? Why would a popstar in her prime take a break? She took a break from the radio for about 6 months to make some room for new singles, but now she is back. I want her to change the visuals from freak show to something happier, but I guess this is what inspires her. I miss Just Dance/Poker Face/Lovegame Gaga.

  • meyers77

    eh, I liked Madonna’s version much better.

  • milwlovesadam

    The birth imagery was graphic, but violent? Am I so jaded that I missed that?

    Having a gun pop out of your vagina seems kinda violent to me.

    Thanks MJ. Too funny.

    Well, after looking at the explanation of the video, I’m still not liking this video. It’s just too sci-fi creepy alien for me. Gaga is so incredibly talented, such an artist. I’m thinking she’s out on such a limb to just keep topping herself that she’ll crash and burn. I agree with kradamour up page. Speechless is an incredible song. I too miss Poker Face, et al. I guess i want to be entertained. I don’t want to analyze videos and music for meaning or have such weird imagery thrown at me. I won’t watch that again. The song is also just OK for me. I actually liked the Grammy performance and dancing much better.

    BTW, the phallis and vajajay imagery was not offensive to me. Just too much. I don’t mind some imagery, I do have several Georgia O’Keefe’s in my house, but, seriously, this was just OTT. And not in a good way. Oh, and I just saw Hair the other day, this was no Hair.

  • Falfor

    While I am certain there is a message here, I guess I just do not ‘get’ Gaga. Starting with her name ‘I do not get it’. Then this video, ‘I do not get it either’. Curiosity will make me look once, but when it is yet, another inane idea, I find it something I would not watch again. Not everything in this world is okay, which seems to be the gist of what some are considering ‘total acceptance’. What some people are calling art is nothing more than an expression of what they cannot deal with in reality. So they canvas it in a song and a video and try to explain it away. The tear toward the end shows some regret for what is, but, honestly, the ‘Serenity Prayer’ could go a long way here. Sorry, get a therapist already and leave the rest of the population out of your head. While I see some talent here, this womans songs have never made much sense. This video does not showcase this song, but instead, expresses sexuality.

  • cwm

    Ugg. This left me really cold. The main things I found myself thinking about the whole time I watched this were that (1) she is trying way too hard and (2) she is taking herself way too seriously. The video comes across as very pretentious, weird just for the sake of being weird, and does nothing to promote the supposed message of the song. The short video “explaining” the meaning of it was even more laughable.

  • Jae

    I didn’t really like this but I can say I respect her artistic vision.

    she looks in great shape though and who would ever thought she would out dance Brit? :)

  • bmms

    I kept wanting to feed her a sandwich.

    LMAO!!!!