Check out this hilarious video remake of Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ song by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan- who hail from the 82nd Airborne Division. They sent the video to friends. YouTube user malibumelcher uploaded the video on April 23, 2010. The video went viral. To date, the views are at 3,578,239- an in-your-face indicator of the ‘Telephone’ remake’s skyrocket to universal popularity. Here is the YouTube link. To see these soldiers up close and personal, visit TheSmokingGun’s ‘Afghanistan Goes Gaga’.
About Lady Gaga: Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986, Lady Gaga is to female glam rock what Adam Lambert is to male glam rock. Her inspirations were glam rockers David Bowie and Queen‘s Freddie Mercury. And it’s easy to see the influence that creative mastermind Madonna has had on Lady Gaga.
So blatantly multi-talented, Lady Gaga did not need to finish studying music at New York University‘s ‘Tisch School of the Arts’ when she could just break away to start performing on the rock music scene and soon get signed with Streamline Records. Verging on becoming a Renaissance woman, she writes songs, sings, plays the piano, synthesizer, and keytar (a light keyboard that straps around the neck), and she dances. She also makes nouveau fashion statements and does outrageous controversial stage stunts, such as appearing with a leg made to look like a prosthetic- thus generating the rumor that she had lost a leg. To use an insipid phrase about the exciting artiste, ‘there’s never a dull moment’ with Lady Gaga. For Lady Gaga’s official site, click here.
Lady Gaga’s history on American Idol (AI):
Season 9, el Cinco de Mayo 2010: Pushing the pop-culture envelope as AI host Ryan Seacrest said, Lady Gaga performed ‘Alejandro’. Surrounded by half-naked male dancers and herself in a skimpy black bikini with netting covering her limbs, Lady Gaga sang, played the piano, and danced. A big blonde wig completed her sexy ensemble. The performance was hot.
Season 9, March 24, 2010: Lady GaGa’s ‘Telephone’, featuring Beyonce, was announced on American Idol as being one of Billboard’s Hot 100 this week .
Season 9, Hollywood week: Siobhan Magnus sang ‘Bad Romance’ during Hollywood week and made all the way to the Top 6.
Lady Gaga’s history on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYC):
Season 6, November 17, 2009: An occasional choreographer for SYTYCD, Laurieann Gibson has choreographed for and with Lady Gaga. On the dance show, she fittingly choreographed a a Pop-Jazz routine to Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ for Molly Gray and Nathan Trasoras. The routine restored the teenage dancers to ‘dream team’ status.
Season 5, June 10, 2009: Karla Garcia & Jonathan Platero danced a rough sexy Cha Cha to ‘Poker Face’ by Lady Gaga. The couple exploded with chemistry.